The Devil's Home On Leave

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 224
Subject: Fiction, Crime

The Devil's Home On Leave

Factory 2

Derek Raymond

The second novel in Derek Raymond's Factory detective crime series.

Paperback(Out of stock)
9781852427979 (19 Apr 2007)
£8.99

About the book

A man's corpse is discovered in a Rotherhithe warehouse, chopped up, boiled to avoid identification, and bundled into five Waitrose carrier bags. Our nameless narrator from A14 - the 'Unexplained Deaths' division of the Met - is put on the case. Operating, as usual, with his wit and sheer nerve in place of adequate resources and contacts, the narrator's investigations uncover much more than the murderer. As he probes a world of horror in South London, a terrible secret from his own past emerges. 'A bizarre mixture of Chandleresque elegance... and naked brutality' Daily Telegraph 'Hellishly bleak and moving' New Statesman 'Superb... an English Chandler... only better' Daily Mail

About the author

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.

Reviews

?A bizarre mixture of Chandleresque elegance... and naked brutality? Daily Telegraph ?Hellishly bleak and moving? New Statesman ?He writes beautifully, and his sincerity cannot be faulted? Evening Standard ?Raymond writes with a stomach-churning exactness about murder, madness and mutilation? The Times ?Superb... an English Chandler... only better? Daily Mail ?A mixture of thin-lipped Chandleresque backchat and of idioms more icily subversive? Observer ?Raw-edged, strong and disturbing stuff? The Scotsman

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 224
Subject: Fiction, Crime