Angel City by Mike Ripley

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London in the early 1990s; supposedly the New Age ‘Caring Nineties’. But the streets, it turns out, are not paved with gold, but covered with the homeless living in sleeping-bags and cardboard boxes, and often littered with a far more dangerous form of flotsam.
For Angel, the city divides into several layers of underworlds and sub-cultures: callous crime and corruption, the growing drug culture, the seedier side of the gay scene, the young and homeless. There is also a more literal underworld where the role-playing game of Dungeons and Dragons can shift from fantasy to real violence at the flick of a wizard’s wand …
But most serious of all is that Angel is down on his luck and flat broke. The situation is critical. So critical, he might even have to get a job...

About Mike Ripley

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Mike Ripley is the author of 16 novels, including the Angel series which have twice won the Crime Writers' Last Laugh Award for comedy. He was the co-editor of the legendary Fresh Blood anthologies, a scriptwriter for BBC TVs Lovejoy and served as the Daily Telegraph's crime fiction critic for ten years. He currently writes a monthly crime column for the Birmingham Post.
Published April 20, 2011 by Telos Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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 It's only a short step, thinks Fitzroy MacLean Angel, from driving the car for hire he calls Armstrong to signing on with plugged-in teenager Tigger O'Neil to pick up some plastic sacks for one Bert Bassotti and deliver them to a series of London scrap yards.

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Returning from Angels in Arms (1992), Fitzroy McLean Angel drives a reconditioned cab in London as a messenger, cracking wise and struggling to make ends meet. Here he accepts the job offer of a flamb

Feb 27 1995 | Read Full Review of Angel City

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