The Kings of London

By William Shaw (Audiobook, 2015)
In the Swinging Sixties, a battle for the soul of the city is fought between cops and criminals, the corrupt and the corrupted.

November 1968. Judy Garland is performing drunk at the Palladium and the city of London is about to catch fire--literally. Summonded to a gas explosion, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen unearths a shocking discovery beneath the rubble: Mind-bending paintings by Bridget Riley and Peter Blake...and the garrotted body of Francis Pugh, a playboy god in the art world. With Detective Helen Tozer, Breen must infiltrate the artistic demimonde of a volatile and increasingly murderous city.

Seen through the eyes of an irresistible pair of detectives, the real London comes in view in The Kings of London: a gritty metropolis thrives in the shadows beyond the spotlights, and all manner of vice is committed in the name of liberation.
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $25.98 US/$28.98 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781478983217

    • On Sale Date: 01/27/2015

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: Mulholland Books

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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In the Swinging Sixties, a battle for the soul of the city is fought between cops and criminals, the corrupt and the corrupted.

November 1968. Judy Garland is performing drunk at the Palladium and the city of London is about to catch fire--literally. Summonded to a gas explosion, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen unearths a shocking discovery beneath the rubble: Mind-bending paintings by Bridget Riley and Peter Blake...and the garrotted body of Francis Pugh, a playboy god in the art world. With Detective Helen Tozer, Breen must infiltrate the artistic demimonde of a volatile and increasingly murderous city.

Seen through the eyes of an irresistible pair of detectives, the real London comes in view in The Kings of London: a gritty metropolis thrives in the shadows beyond the spotlights, and all manner of vice is committed in the name of liberation.

William Shaw is an award-winning pop-culture journalist, who has has written regularly for The Observer (London), Independent, and Telegraph as well as the New York Times, Wired and Details. He lives in Sussex, England.
  • Praise for She's Leaving Home:

  • "A first-rate police thriller set amidst the seamy underside of the swinging sixties....The totemic year of '68 will never seem the same again." (C.J. Sansom, bestselling author of the Matthew Shardlake Series and Winter in Madrid).

  • "A promising debut....Pop culture journalist Shaw plays to his strength." (Publisher's Weekly).

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The Kings of London
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $25.98 US/$28.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 510
  • ISBN-13: 9781478983217
  • On Sale Date: 01/27/2015
The Kings of London