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The Soho Noir Series

The Soho Noir Series

(A book in the Soho Noir series)
An omnibus of novels by

This 200,000-word collection includes the first TWO books in the best-selling Soho Noir series, PLUS the introductory novella, and is nearly 900 pages of revenge, murder and cold blooded scheming.


London, 1940: the Luftwaffe blitzes London every night for fifty-seven nights. Houses, shops and entire streets are wiped from the map. The underworld is in flux: the Italian criminals who dominated the West End have been interned and now their rivals are fighting to replace them. Meanwhile, hidden in the shadows, the Black-Out Ripper sharpens his knife and sets to his grisly work.

Henry Irving is a disgraced reporter on a Fleet Street scandal rag. Genius detective sergeant Charlie Murphy is a fresh face in the Metropolitan police, hunting corrupt colleagues but blinkered by ambition and jealousy. His brother, detective inspector Frank Murphy, searches frantically for his runaway daughter, terrified that she will be the killer's next victim.

As the Ripper stalks the terrified streets, the three men discover that his handiwork is not quite what it seems. Conspirators are afoot, taking advantage of the chaos to settle old scores. The murders invade the lives of the victims and victimizers on both sides of the law, as everyone is sucked deeper and deeper into Soho's black heart.


It's London, 1920. Newly demobilized soldiers have flooded the capital's streets but an ungrateful country isn't ready for them. Harry Costello has returned from the horrors of the Somme to no job, no money and no prospects. Desperate times demand desperate measures and when an opportunity to burgle a house presents itself, Harry seizes the chance.

When Harry and his brother Frank are blackmailed into paying off a local hood they decide to take care of the problem themselves. But when all of London's underworld is in thrall to the man's boss, was their plan audacious or the most foolish thing that they could possibly have done?

You think crime doesn't pay? Meet the Costelllos - the kind of criminal family that might make you change your mind.


VE Day, London, 1945: a city on its knees and ripe for plunder. Rationing has created a monstrous black market that needs to be fed. It's the perfect time to make a killing.

Meet the Costellos. Violet is in charge - ruthless, brilliant, heartless. Threaten her family and it'll be the last thing you do. Joseph is the soldier the army doesn't want and so he joins the family business instead. Brutish Frank fronts violence with rough charm and seedy glamour. The family has a box at the Opera and a South London lock-up no-one wants to visit.

War hero Edward Fabian finds himself drawn into the Costello's web of vice and soon he is an accomplice to the family's scheming. But he's not the man they think he is--he's far more dangerous than they could possibly imagine.

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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Soho Noir Series: Books 1-3
Author(s): Mark Dawson
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