A Scream in Soho


This evocative and suspenseful London novel from the golden age of British detective fiction is now published for the first time since the 1950s, with an introduction by the award-winning crime novelist Martin Edwards.

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Soho during the blackouts of the Second World War. When a piercing scream rends the air and a bloodied knife is found, Detective Inspector MacCarthy is soon on the scene. He must move through the dark, seedy Soho underworld – peopled by Italian gangsters, cross-dressing German spies and glamorous Austrian aristocrats – as he attempts to unravel the connection between the mysterious Madame Rohner and the theft of secret anti-aircraft defence plans.

John G. Brandon (1879–1941) was an Australian-born crime writer who lived in England. He was the author of more than 100 detective novels, many of which feature richly described London locations.

John G. Brandon
The British Library
Publication date
September 2014
256 pages
190 x 132mm

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