Derek Raymond was born Robin Cook in 1931. His novels include A State of Denmark, The Crust on its Uppers, I Was Dora Suarez and How the Dead Live, which was made into a film. The son of a textile magnate, he dropped out of Eton aged sixteen and spent much of his early career among criminals and was employed at various times as a pornographer, organiser of illegal gambling, money launderer, pig-slaughterer and minicab driver. He died in London in 1994.
Books by Derek Raymond
I Was Dora Suarez
The fourth novel in Derek Raymond's Factory detective crime series
How the Dead Live
The third novel in Derek Raymond's Factory detective crime series
The Devil's Home On Leave
The second novel in Derek Raymond's Factory detective crime series.
A State of Denmark
?Raymond?s novel is rooted firmly in the dystopian vision of Orwell and Huxley, sharing their air of horrifying hopelessness? Sunday Times ?A State of…
He Died with His Eyes Open
The first novel in Derek Raymond's Factory detective crime series
Nightmare in the Street
?A unique crime writer whose fictional world was brutal, realistic and harrowing in the extreme? Maxim Jakubowski, Guardian
The Crust On Its Uppers
?Tremendous black comedy of Chelsea gangland, written and set in the early Sixties, on the cusp of swinging London? Face ?Peopled by a fast-talking sh…