Bad Penny Blues is the latest gripping crime fiction from Cathi Unsworth, London's undisputed queen of noir. Set in late 1950s and early 1960s London, it is loosely based on the West London "Jack the Stripper" killings that rocked the city. The narrative follows police officer Pete Bradley, who investigates the serial killings of a series of prostitutes, and, in a parallel story, Stella, part of the art and fashion worlds of 1960s "Swinging London," who is haunted by visions of the murdered women. Series Overview: "A serious talent"—The Daily Mail "Bad Penny Blues is the English Black Dahlia and will establish Cathi Unsworth as the First Lady of Noir Fiction." David Peace "A haunting and utterly absorbing London noir that takes us to all the bright lights and dark places of the big city." Jake Arnott "Cathi Unsworth enters a pantheon of writers exploring London lowlife that extends from Patrick Hamilton and Colin MacInnes...smart noir entertainment with the bitter aftertaste of truth." Christopher Fowler, Financial Times.
Bad Penny Blues
Paperback (13 May 2021)
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