The Murder of Patience Brooke: Charles Dickens & Superintendent Jones Investigate By J.C. Briggs - London, spring 1849. Charles Dickens, the famous author, turns detective. He and Superintendent Jones of Bow Street must find the man who cut the throat of Patience Brooke, assistant matron at Urania Cottage, Dickens’s home for fallen women – a man who sings as he kills. Their search takes them into the filthy slums of the Victorian capital where the fog hides grim secrets.
pp Darkness, Darkness: (Resnick 12) By John Harvey - Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart, turning neighbour against neighbour, husband against wife, father against son - enmities which smoulder still. Resnick, recently made up to inspector, and ambivalent at best about some of the police tactics, had run an information gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, in virtual retirement, and still grieving over the violent death of his former…
#TrevorAClark Murder on the Train to Skaville: Pirate Radio Skankdown Presents - It's 1992, Rastafarian DJ Dread is the founder and producer of the long running Pirate Radio Skankdown show. Having had a constant battle with the broadcasting authorities who won't grant him a licence and the Babylon watching his every move, he has devised a plan. He flees England with his now sophisticated mobile equipment put together by his brother the electrical genius Rude boy Winston.
Cocaine Confidential: True Stories Behind the World's Most Notorious Narcotic By Wensley Clarkson - Cocaine is the world's most notorious narcotic. It underpins a vast, multi-billion pound underworld with a dark and deadly side. But who really are the shadowy people behind this chilling network? The coca farmers, the jungle sweat-shop workers, the smugglers, the suppliers, and, ultimately, the dealers who provide for the world's hundreds of millions of users.
Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked By James Lasdun - A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author's strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled 'verbal terrorist', who began trying, in her words, to 'ruin him'. Hate-mail - much of it violently anti-Semitic