Lights Down
by Graham Hurley

Lights Down . . . when debts owed must be paid in blood.

Actress Enora Andressen is facing the perfect storm. Her favourite French director, Remy Despret, has lost his touch and is keeping dangerous company. Her agent, Rosa, has been seduced by a kiss-and-tell novel of doubtful provenance. While H, sicker by the day at home at Flixcombe Manor, is battling both Long Covid and something far darker.

Devoting herself to H, Enora needs good news, and it arrives in the shape of a fascinating Remy idea based on Flixcombe’s role during the Second World War. But the tonic soon turns sour when Enora is drawn into the project, with chilling consequences.


“Hurley has always been a fine phrasemaker, and he outdoes himself here . . . a wonderfully expressive novel”

Booklist on Intermission

“Hurley excels at creating intriguing characters”

Publishers Weekly on Limelight

“Brisk, confident”

Kirkus Reviews on Limelight

“A first-rate mystery with an exciting premise”

Booklist on Off Script

“Will appeal to hard-boiled fans on both sides of the pond”

Booklist on Sight Unseen

“A very strong series debut . . . An intriguing start to a promising new series”

Booklist on Curtain Call

Graham Hurley

Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. His Faraday and Winter series won two Theakstons shortlist nominations and was successfully adapted for French TV. He has since written a quartet of novels featuring D/S Jimmy Suttle, and three WW2 novels, the first of which – Finisterre – was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. After thirty years in Portsmouth, Graham now lives in East Devon with his wife, Lin.

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Lights Down by Graham Hurley is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278500345th July 2022145 X 225mm288$28.99
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