Weekend exclusive: “Get To Know” Derek Raymond
by Kevin Murphy
You’ve heard his name. You’ve probably seen his face. His books have become landmarks, like bombs dropped from the sky they’ve entranced and destroyed: London in the 80s. Under Thatcher’s thumb. Grit and rain and so much awful violence …
Get to know his work, The Factory Series — five unforgettable crime noir novels.
The first, He Died With His Eyes Open:
Murders are a dime a dozen in Margaret Thatcher’s London, and when it comes to the brutal killing of a middle-aged alcoholic found dumped outside of town, Scotland Yard has more important cases to deal with.
Instead it’s a job for the Department of Unexplained Deaths and its head Detective Sergeant. With only a box of cassette-tape diaries as evidence the rouge detective has no choice but to listen to the haunting voice of the victim for clues to his gruesome end.
The first book in Derek Raymond’s acclaimed Factory Series is an unflinching yet deeply compassionate portrait of a city plagued by poverty and perversion and a policeman who may be the only one who cares about the “people who don’t matter and who never did.”
Buy He Died with His Eyes Open, and get the entire The Factory Series (five books total) for $50!
It’s an amazing deal for books William Gibson called some of “the darkest and most surrealistically hard-boiled things I’ve ever read. The detective is at least as scary as the murderers he’s chasing.”
Get them now, before it’s too late …
Kevin Murphy is the digital media marketing manager of Melville House.