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The Gorse Trilogy

(1990)
(A book in the Gorse Trilogy series)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
Ernest Ralph Gorse's heartlessness and lack of scruple are matched only by the inventiveness and panache with which he swindles his victims. With great deftness and precision Hamilton exposes how his dupes' own naivete, snobbery or greed make them perfect targets. These three novels are shot through with the brooding menace and sense of bleak inevitability so characteristic of the author. There is also vivid satire and caustic humour.

Gorse is thought to be based on the real-life murderer Neville Heath, hanged in 1946.



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July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gorse Trilogy
Author(s): Patrick Hamilton
ISBN: 0-349-14149-5 / 978-0-349-14149-7 (UK edition)
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: GORSE TRILOGY, THE - The West Pier; Mr Stimpson and Mr Gorse; Unknown Assailant
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ISBN: 0-948238-34-8 / 978-0-948238-34-5 (UK edition)
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June 1992 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gorse Trilogy: The West Pier; Mr Stimpson And Mr Gorse; Unknown Assailant:West Pier,Mr.Stimpson and Mr.Gorse and Unknown Assailant (Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Patrick Hamilton
ISBN: 0-14-018609-3 / 978-0-14-018609-3 (UK edition)
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February 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: Gorse Trilogy:West Pier,Mr.Stimpson and Mr.Gorse and Unknown Assailant
Author(s): Patrick Hamilton
ISBN: 0-14-011657-5 / 978-0-14-011657-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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July 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gorse Trilogy
Author(s): Patrick Hamilton
Publisher: Abacus
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