PLAIN MURDER – Buy it here
Taking us into a 1930s London of grimy back streets, smoky cafes and shabby rooms, Plain Murder, C. S. Forester’s second crime novel, is a brilliantly atmospheric and gripping portrayal of the dark heart of a killer, published in Penguin Modern Classics.
‘They’ll get you for certain,’ said Oldroyd. ‘Then they’ll hang you.’
At the Universal Advertising Agency on the Strand, London, a murder is being planned. Three men have been discovered taking bribes and face the grim prospect of the dole queue, unless they can get rid of the person who caught them. Their ringleader, thick-set and vicious Mr Morris, soon discovers that killing is far easier than he thought – and that he even has a talent for it. He might, he feels, be superhuman. But as he will discover, there is no such thing as the perfect crime, and no deed goes unpunished.
‘A terrible and striking piece of work’- Observer
If you enjoyed Plain Murder, you might like Forester’s Payment Deferred, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.
PUBLISHER: Penguin Classics
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