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Monday, November 16, 2015

WRONG CROWD by Richard Godwin_TOUR


Genre: Suspense/Crime Mystery
Paperback: 198 pages
Down & Out Books (October 1, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1937495992
ASIN: B014Q19HM0




A sultry novel in which an art thief finds himself out of his depth in a criminal maelstrom when he meets a beautiful woman with no past.

When Claude meets Maxine in the Caribbean he falls for her. He does not expect he will start an affair with her back in London, then again he does not expect to have to call on the help of his old mate Spike, nor that will they become embroiled with Russian gangsters Vladimir and Grigory.

But then Claude will do anything to hold onto Maxine.

Peopled with thieves, hustlers, gangsters, gun runners and pimps, Wrong Crowd is a slick and action-packed ride into London’s low-life. East End villains and the Russian Mafia collide in a fast-paced novel of deceit and criminal obsession that sparkles as it speeds towards its astonishing conclusion.


About the Author

Richard Godwin is the author of critically acclaimed novels Apostle RisingMr. GlamourOne Lost Summer,Noir CityMeaningful ConversationsConfessions Of A Hit Man, and Paranoia And The Destiny Programme.

He is also a published poet and a produced playwright. His stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child, as well as the anthology of his stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man. His novels have sold numerous foreign rights.

Richard Godwin was born in London and obtained a BA and MA in English and American Literature from King’s College London, where he also lectured.


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Review: WRONG CROWD by Richard Godwin

The very commencement of this novel [the beach scene where Claude first espies Maxine] so vividly reminded me of the film "10," and its beach scene where the Dudley Moore character first sees Bo Derek. I couldn't get that comparison out of my mind. Like Moore's character in the film, our antihero Claude has all his life been on a collision course with an unpopulated universe, poorly raised in childhood, never really following any goals or purpose. Until now--until Maxine...and Claude, in the throes of requited obsession, never stops to wonder: "If this is too good to be true--then is it true?" Hard-boiled, literate London noir [I'm also reminded of Graham Greene.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this new crime novel with us. Sounds like an intriguing read!