The Last King of Brighton

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The Last King of Brighton

By Peter Guttridge

Severn House Publishers, Hardcover, 9780727880093, 260pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2011


The new gripping mystery following City of Dreadful Night - A man impaled on the South Downs. Another skinned alive. A skeleton found beneath the West Pier, its feet encased in concrete. Brighton has been invaded. But this is no mere power struggle between rival mobsters; the motives for the killings stretch back through the decades, to an explosive forty-year-old secret Brighton's crime king John Hathaway would rather forget. But someone else remembers and that someone has decided that revenge is a dish best served cold . . .

About the Author
Peter Guttridge is the Observer s crime fiction critic, and a longstanding fiction prize judge and chair at a wide range of literature festivals and events. He lives in Brighton, Sussex, where this novel is set.