He Died With His Eyes Open
Publish date: December 1st 2006
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Series: Factory Series (#1)
My first novel by Derek Raymond (born Robin Cook in 1931, and who died in London in 1994). The son of a textile magnate, he dropped out of Eton aged sixteen and was employed at various times as a pornographer, organiser of illegal gambling, money launderer, pig-slaughterer and minicab driver. Much o...
A man of little consequence is found brutally murdered and the Detective Sergeant of the Department of Unexplained Deaths is given the case. It seems Staniland, the victim, was a writer, and has left a number of cassette tapes behind detailing the final weeks of his life, notably a woman he's obsess...
Great, gripping and poetic crime fiction. Totally addictive reading about a policeman in London investigating the death of a middle aged alcoholic, a talented man failed in life and love, and hooked up with wrong femme fatale. But is there ever a right one? For all its bleakness, violence and death,...
Extrem Noir literature... One of the darkest noir novels I’ve ever read and also one of the best. Derek Raymond is far beyond noir. There probably isn't even a word for his kind of darkness I think.I definitely see noir as existentialist literature and this is one of the its primary examples. Everyo...
“Every day you amass knowledge in a frantic race against death that death must win. You want to find out everything in the time you have; yet in the end you wonder why you bothered, it'll all be lost. I keep trying to explain this to anyone who will listen.”Robert Cook as Derek RaymondThis is the fi...
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