The British author embarks on an awe-inspiring trek through 1930s West Africa in "one of the best travel books [of the twentieth] century" (The Independent).
When Graham Greene left Liverpool in 1935 for what was then an Africa unmarked by colonization, it was to leave the known transgressions of his own civilization behind for those unknown. First by cargo ship, then by train and truck through
Greene's "sharply, often incisively etched" novel of the interlocked fates of unwary strangers on a train from Belgium to Constantinople (The New York Times).
The Orient Express has embarked from Ostend for a three-day journey to Cologne, Vienna, and Constantinople. The passenger list includes a Jewish trader from London with business interests in Turkey—and a score to settle; a vulnerable chorus girl on her last
A teenage sociopath rises to power in Britain's criminal underworld in this "brilliant and uncompromising" thriller (The New York Times).
Seventeen-year-old Pinkie Brown, raised amid the casual violence and corruption in the dire prewar Brighton slums, has left his final judgment in the hands of God. On the streets, impelled by his own twisted moral doctrine, he leads a motley pack of gangsters whose sleazy
The "strikingly original" debut novel by the masterful British author is "a perfect adventure" of love and smuggling on the English coast (The Nation).
Francis Andrews is a reluctant smuggler living in the shadow of his brutish father's legacy. To exorcise the ghosts of the man he loathes, Andrews betrays his colleagues to authorities and takes flight across the downs. It's here that he stumbles upon the isolated cottage
The British author shares the "strange . . . inner layers of his playful, guilty imagination" in this glimpse into a brilliant novelist's subconscious (The New York Times).
Culled from nearly eight hundred pages of the author's "dream diaries" kept between 1965 and 1989, this singular journal reveals "the feverish inner life of an intensely private man, providing an uncanny mirror-image of [his] novelistic obsessions,
In London during the Blitz, an amnesiac must outwit a twisted Nazi plot in this "master thriller" of espionage, murder, and deception (Time).
On a peaceful Sunday afternoon, Arthur Rowe comes upon a charity fete in the gardens of a Cambridgeshire vicarage where he wins a game of chance. If only this were an ordinary day. Britain is under threat by Germany, and the air raid sirens that bring the bazaar to a halt expose
With his "sheer mastery of narrative," the British novelist takes a detour into the uncanny and wondrously absurd in these "compelling" stories (The Guardian).
An ambitious departure for an author renowned for his realism, this collection of short fiction "collectively . . . [engages] in a reconnaissance through the dustier reaches of man's experience with [the] spectres of doubt, defeat, failure and paradox" (Kirkus
A detective and a chorus girl stalk the shadows of a murderer in this thriller from "a pioneer of the modern mood we now think of as noir" (LA Weekly).
Born out of a brutal childhood, Raven is an assassin for hire whose latest hit—a government minister—is one calculated to ignite a war. When the most wanted man in England is paid off in marked bills, he also becomes the easiest to track—and police detective