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Bent

Joe Thomas

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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Bent A01 By (author) N Joe Thomas 195 130 18 216 BC Paperback / softback 202 Arcadia Books Arcadia Books London United Kingdom FF Crime & mystery FFH Historical mysteries FJMS Second World War fiction 1.3 FF FFH FFL FFP Crime & mystery fiction Historical crime & mysteries Crime & mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction Crime & mystery: police procedural 'Vivid, stylish, funny' Mick Herron The first time I met Harold Challenor, he frisked me for weapons - I was ten years old. Bent is the explosive story of the rise and fall of SAS commando, and notorious Detective Sergeant, Harold 'Tanky' Challenor. During the Second World War, Challenor was parachuted behind enemy lines into Italy and France, performing remarkable feats of bravery. In the grimy underbelly of 1960s Soho, he was a ferocious and controversial presence, mediating between factions of club owners and racketeers, and cultivating informers. But just how far will he go to break the protection gang that has a grip on his manor? It can be a fine line that divides hero and villain. 'Had James Ellroy and David Peace collaborated on a novel, they'd have written something like this' -- Paul Willetts 'Utterly brilliant' -- Cathi Unsworth 'Snappy, thoughtful, moving' -- John King 'Vivid, stylish, funny' -- Mick Herron 'Wildly stylish and hugely entertaining' -- Lucy Caldwell 'Brilliant' -- Jake Arnott 'Bent is confident and energetic, the influence of David Peace is evident but Thomas has a strong voice, his own style.' -- Paul Burke * Crime Time * 'Sparse, energetic, fragmented prose' -- Jeff Noon * The Spectator * 'Superbly realised ... sparely written, and sharp as a well-cut suit, this is a vivid and atmospheric read' * Guardian * 'Original' -- John Williams * Mail on Sunday * 'Vivid and visceral' -- Mark Sanderson * The Times * Joe Thomas is the author of Paradise City, Gringa and Playboy. The final part in his Sao Paulo quartet, Brazilian Psycho, is scheduled for publication in 2021. His first London novel, Bent, is published in Spring 2020. 30042020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 9.99 0.00 9.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available BERT GARD Y

'Vivid, stylish, funny' Mick Herron

The first time I met Harold Challenor, he frisked me for weapons -
I was ten years old.

Bent is the explosive story of the rise and fall of SAS commando, and notorious Detective Sergeant, Harold 'Tanky' Challenor.

During the Second World War, Challenor was parachuted behind enemy lines into Italy and France, performing remarkable feats of bravery.

In the grimy underbelly of 1960s Soho, he was a ferocious and controversial presence, mediating between factions of club owners and racketeers, and cultivating informers.

But just how far will he go to break the protection gang that has a grip on his manor?

It can be a fine line that divides hero and villain.

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Book publisherArcadia Books
Publication date30 Apr 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages202
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