truecrime by Jake Arnott
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“Funny, fast, witty, brutal. . . . Whenever he’s got a new book out I drop everything, knowing that the next couple of hours are going to be pure gangland bliss.”—David Bowie

Praise for Jake Arnott

“A great read.”—The New York Times Book Review

“An incendiary tension . . . fiercely seductive.”—Bloomsbury Review

“An anti-hero to die for.”—USA Today

“Strikingly original . . . hypnotically entertaining”—The Boston Globe

“Brilliant.”—The Washington Post

“Gripping.”—Seattle Times

“Sentences fired like bullets at the reader’s imagination.”—Los Angeles Times

Gangland London hasn’t been the same since Harry Starks absconded. The old gang isn’t quite what it used to be with the boss gone. Most are dead, imprisoned or serving time on barstools. Harry’s rumored to be laying low on Cyprus, the Law having given up on nabbing him. But someone is looking who doesn’t worry about extradition laws or the rights of the incarcerated. Someone with about as much use for the rules as Harry.

The predecessor to truecrime was Jake Arnott’s The Long Firm, which is being prepared for broadcast as a four-part series by the BBC. Together with He Kills Coppers, they constitute a small tell-all masterpiece revealing of the British underworld, populated by celebrity criminals, members of high society and the peerage, henchman and louche entertainers.

Jake Arnott is the author of the British bestsellers He Kills Coppers and The Long Firm, both available from Soho Press. He lives in London.
 

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Published January 1, 2003 by Sceptre. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Fiction

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The two had been part of a bullion heist in which Starks cut Doyle from a share of the take, and now Doyle wants what’s his.

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The Guardian

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truecrime by Jake Arnott Sceptre £10.99, pp 288 It's the mid-1990s.

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The Guardian

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Truecrime by Jake Arnott 288pp, Sceptre, £10.99 Prison psychologists would have a ball with Jake Arnott's deliciously creepy character, Tony Meehan.

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Jake Arnott's exceedingly chequered past - he worked, incredibly, in jobs as different as a mortuary attendant and a life model with a little acting tossed in for variety - has no doubt given him plenty of what could be called 'gritty realism' to inject into his work.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Jake Arnott appears to have cornered the market in crime novels that aren't exactly crime novels.

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