Classic crime fiction 1880 – 1980. Some well known novels,
but also others which are worthy of rediscovery.
SOMEBODY’S SISTER – A noir-ish novel by the prodigiously talented English writer, Derek Marlowe, it is set in 1970s San Francisco and features a washed-up British PI.
HELL IS A CITY – a dark and ground-breaking police procedural from 1954. Set in Manchester, many modern writers cite it – and author (and former copper) Maurice Procter – as a great influence.