Double Ugly

Double Ugly

by Jim Murray


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"A tale of bad versus evil - a psychological thriller that pits the sociopathic ex-detective Burke against a brilliant and ruthless serial killer. Will Burke be able to bring him down? And what price will he have to pay?"

Double Ugly, the first volume in a new series, is riveting and mind boggling, entertaining yet very disturbing. And, indeed, is destined to become a classic for noir fiction lovers! Anita Lock. San Francisco Book Review.

DOUBLE UGLY is a lively mystery with an intriguing lead character and some interesting speculation on the purpose of ethics, morality and ambition. IndieReader Review.

Double Ugly by Jim Murray is captivating. It is a very well-written, fast moving crime novel. Jim Murray's narrative is dense, with many interesting unpredictable twists, and the plot's intrigue is well constructed. Murray's writing style makes it a great read for noir fiction fans! Galina Roizman. Portland Book Review.

I found the author's writing style unique, even hard to describe, a bit quirky, dark. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed "Double Ugly" and highly recommend it to anyone with a taste for a suspenseful mystery/thriller lined with a unique twist. Sheri Bebee. Reader Views Review.

After fifteen dispiriting years in the force, Detective Burke suffers a catastrophe that causes him to have a heart attack and leads ultimately to a heart transplant.

His police career in ruins, he invests in a restaurant, and by using his surveillance skills he gets honest feedback on the food and the service and elevates the restaurant to be the finest in Dublin.

When he eavesdrops on a party of criminals he learns something that connects his recent calamity to the stirrings of his transplanted heart.

As he is launched on the trail of a psychopathic killer, he learns of the killer's victims, and confirms that he is in fact an urn to one of them.

Only by ridding the world of this murderer can he do the right thing by his heart, and be finally free of his bitter regrets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500911560
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2014
Series: Double Ugly , #1
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

I am the 45 year old owner of a media company based in Ireland. I have, in the distant past, written features for magazines, and I have also written five novels (the first three mere apprentice pieces!) - Brother, is my fourth; and the first that I have had the confidence to publish. Double Ugly is by fifth novel. If you would like to get in touch, my email is

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