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Catford Dogs

Catford Dogs

Miles Askew Book One

by Andy Burn

Catford, South-east London, 2003. Miles Askew, charming but feckless, works for a small-time private investigation agency. Born to privilege, at 38 his career and relationships are a car crash.

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Brought up in a nice, detached house in Bromley, young Marigold had found herself in Catford following her father’s embarrassing bankruptcy. But over the years she had found one positive: if you were going to feel superior to people anywhere, then Catford at least provided plenty of opportunity.

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‘It’s my impression from these events that you’re an unusually cunning and ruthless individual, and it’s my great fortune that you seem to be both extraordinarily violent and utterly lacking any moral compass whatsoever. These attributes might not appeal to many potential employers, but they are perfect for my purposes.’

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…the chief geologist fell out of a helicopter and impaled himself on some bamboo. That might have been listed as the cause of death, had his dick not been cut off and stuffed in his mouth, which tended to arouse suspicions about whether it was really a tragic accident.

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He’d convinced himself that he had never intended this duplicity, it had just sort of happened over time as he became closer and closer to Bridget. Of course, he knew he should have made a decision and sorted things out ages ago, but it never seemed to be quite the right moment.

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Bailey, in one elegant move, grabbed a metal ice bucket off the bar and backhanded Baz across his forehead. Dreadlocks flying, he vaulted the bar, bent down, and stuck a strong black index finger through the stunned barman’s nose ring. Blood trickled down his face from the head gash.

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