By Maxim Jakubowski

Identical to the "city" is on the middle of all stable crime writing. This choice of brief crime tales explores the darkish shadows of London. Writers equivalent to Derek Raymond and Liza Cody display London to be a spot of mayhem and depravity.

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Oh, I don't know what more I can say to you, Peter. I've always had a lot of working people on my books, some of them very successful -' 'If you're referring to the little queen you placed in the Channel 4 presenter's job . ' 'That's uncharitable and you know it. He got the part because he was young and he looked right. ' Peter knew all about Marc Ford. Among actors, it was a famous success story. The young player hadn't worked for almost a year. He was down to his last penny, and his wife was pregnant.

You'd better sit down,' I said, and got up, pulled my two clients' chairs in front of my desk and took her coat. It felt expensive and I noticed that the label was from Lewis's in Manchester, as I hung it up to dry close to one of the two central heating radiators. Underneath she wore a simple dark blue dress and a cardigan. 'My name's Himes,' said the man as I did it. 'Douglas Himes. ' 'Pleased to meet you. Do you want some tea? ' I said as they sat. They both asked for coffee and I went out back and put the kettle on.

Marc had retired, a millionaire. Marc had been advised to take the part by his agent, Jonathan. 'Actually, something did come in today. ' Jonathan was a practical man. Having delivered his standard speech he would now attempt to perform some kind of positive deed that would help his boy. They were all his boys and girls. He hadn't much hope for Peter, though. He'd pegged him as one of the bitter ones, an actor who resented success in others and bore the fatal flaw of being unable to acknowledge his own faults.

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