THE TIMES Crime Book of the Month
by Dominic Nolan
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 11 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 14 Nov 2021
PEAKY BLINDERS MEETS TRUE DETECTIVE IN A RAZOR-SHARP LITERARY CRIME NOVEL.
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.
Praise for Vine Street:
'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
'Nolan achieves that almost mythical balance of breathtakingly poetic prose and high stakes drama.' - Victoria Selman
Praise for Dominic Nolan's previous novels:
'A dark tale that suggests Nolan is set to become Britain's Michael Connelly'. - Daily Mail
'A great story told with real poise'. - Simon Kernick, Sunday Times bestseller
'Crime as it should be written...gripping, addictive, a thrill of a ride.' - Jo Spain, international bestseller
'A beautifully written debut... this is a moving story, poignantly told.' - Daily Mail
'This powerhouse novel is not for the fragile-hearted...one hell of a debut'. - Heat
'A smart, distinctive debut'. - Sunday Mirror