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SOHO, 1935.
SERGEANT LEON GEATS’ PATCH.

A snarling, skull-cracking misanthrope, Geats marshals the grimy rabble according to his own elastic moral code.

The narrow alleys are brimming with jazz bars, bookies, blackshirts, ponces and tarts so when a body is found above the Windmill Club, detectives are content to dismiss the case as just another young woman who topped herself early.

But Geats – a good man prepared to be a bad one if it keeps the worst of them at bay – knows the dark seams of the city.

Working with his former partner, mercenary Flying Squad sergeant Mark Cassar, Geats obsessively dedicates himself to finding a warped killer – a decision that will reverberate for a lifetime and transform both men in ways they could never expect.

‘An epic, brutal, blockbuster of a crime novel. It’s the best film noir you’ve never seen complete with a love story that might just rip your heart out.’ TREVOR WOOD.

‘Nolan achieves that almost mythical balance of breathtakingly poetic prose and high stakes drama.’ VICTORIA SELMAN

Praise for Dominic Nolan:

‘A dark tale that suggests Nolan is set to become Britain’s Michael Connelly’
Daily Mail

‘A great story told with real poise‘ Simon Kernick, Sunday Times bestseller

‘Crime as it should be written…gripping, addictive, a thrill of a ride.’ Jo Spain, international bestseller

‘A beautifully written debut… this is a moving story, poignantly told. Daily Mail

‘This powerhouse novel is not for the fragile-hearted…one hell of a debut’ Heat

‘A smart, distinctive debut’ Sunday Mirror

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Reviews

Savage, beautiful, mesmeric. It's impossible not to marvel at the detail, at the sheer richness of each and every scene. Dominic Nolan is a wonderful writer, Vine Street is a very special book.
CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END
Gleefully mixes fact and fiction to revivify history...a career-defining performance
THE TIMES - CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH
This is crime writing of the highest quality and deserves to be compared with the unforgettable James Ellroy
DAILY MAIL
A tour de force. A brilliant marriage of tension and rich detail
HARRIET TYCE
An epic, brutal, blockbuster of a crime novel. It's the best film noir you've never seen complete with a love story that might just rip your heart out
TREVOR WOOD
An enthralling tale that takes you into the seamy heart of Soho's past. Written in Nolan's visceral, muscular prose, it is a joy to read
LESLEY KARA
A rich, ambitious, masterpiece of a crime novel
OLIVIA KIERNAN
Poetic and tragic...but also vibrant, with a great depth of world and character
JAMES DELARGY
Wow! This is a crime thriller with an epic feel . . . Gritty, brutual, "real", the writing is electric
Sun