The brilliant new novel about contemporary London gangland crime by the hugely well reviewed author of THE PARADISE TRAIL. Britain's best known gangster, Charlie Hook, wants to tell his life story and chooses crime reporter Laurie Lane as his reluctant ghost. But the next day Hook is dead, his blood and hair on the walls of his north London mansion. Who has killed the last of the London Godfathers, the man who used to be a driver for the Kray twins? Laurie is having his own problems - he's suspected of fiddling his expenses and his country singer wife has left him for an older man - but he needs to find the killer to keep his job. Could it be a Russian businessman with a love of Scottish poetry and something dodgy in his Hampstead garden?a#39;QUESTION NUMBER EIGHTEEN: which President of the United States was never elected to that office? ... of a bookies in Mile End, a tall, droll, knowing woman, blond, always immaculately dressed, as though on her way to a wedding . One evening, the four of them had been drinking in the Dirty Dog on what turned out to be Quiz Night. ... The quiz teams exchanged their answer sheets for marking.
|Title||:||If It Bleeds|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-02-03|