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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472288875

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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***BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2021 – THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES***

***CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH – THE TIMES***

‘Savage, beautiful, mesmeric…a very special book.CHRIS WHITAKER, AUTHOR OF WE BEGIN AT THE END

‘Extraordinary…a career-defining performance.’
THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

‘This is crime writing of the highest quality’ DAILY MAIL

SOHO, 1935.
SERGEANT LEON GEATS’ PATCH.

A snarling, skull-cracking misanthrope, Geats marshals the grimy rabble according to his own elastic moral code.

The narrow alleys are brimming with jazz bars, bookies, blackshirts, ponces and tarts so when a body is found above the Windmill Club, detectives are content to dismiss the case as just another young woman who topped herself early.

But Geats – a good man prepared to be a bad one if it keeps the worst of them at bay – knows the dark seams of the city.

Working with his former partner, mercenary Flying Squad sergeant Mark Cassar, Geats obsessively dedicates himself to finding a warped killer – a decision that will reverberate for a lifetime and transform both men in ways they could never expect.

‘A stirringly ambitious novel that pairs the scope of James Ellroy’s LA CONFIDENTIAL with the psychological depth of Graham Greene’s BRIGHTON ROCK. Extraordinary.A. J. FINN

‘A tour de force. A brilliant marriage of tension and rich detail.’ HARRIET TYCE

‘An epic, brutal, blockbuster of a crime novel. It’s the best film noir you’ve never seen complete with a love story that might just rip your heart out.’ TREVOR WOOD

‘An enthralling tale that takes you into the seamy heart of Soho’s past. Written in Nolan’s visceral, muscular prose, it is a joy to read.’ LESLEY KARA

‘A rich, ambitious, masterpiece of a crime novel’ OLIVIA KIERNAN

‘Poetic and tragic…but also vibrant, with a great depth of world and character’ JAMES DELARGY


Praise for Dominic Nolan:

‘Nolan is set to become Britain’s Michael Connelly’ DAILY MAIL

‘This powerhouse novel is not for the fragile-hearted…one hell of a debut’ HEAT

‘A smart, distinctive debut’ SUNDAY MIRROR

Reviews

A rich, ambitious, masterpiece of a crime novel
OLIVIA KIERNAN, author of the Frankie Sheehan series
A tour de force. A brilliant marriage of tension and rich detail, with Nolan's trademark turn of phrase. He writes like a dream - a dark, fevered, frenzied dream
HARRIET TYCE, author of BLOOD ORANGE
An enthralling tale that takes you into the seamy heart of Soho's past. Written in Nolan's visceral, muscular prose, it is a joy to read
LESLEY KARA, author of THE RUMOUR
An epic, brutal, blockbuster of a crime novel. If this doesn't propel Dominic Nolan to the top table of crime writing then we should burn the table to the ground, bury the ashes and start from scratch
TREVOR WOOD, author of THE MAN ON THE STREET
Gleefully mixes fact and fiction to revivify history...a career-defining performance
THE TIMES - CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH
Savage, beautiful, mesmeric. It's impossible not to marvel at the detail, at the sheer richness of each and every scene. Dominic Nolan is a wonderful writer, Vine Street is a very special book.
CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END
This is crime writing of the highest quality and deserves to be compared with the unforgettable James Ellroy
DAILY MAIL