Synopses & Reviews
Those who search for brilliantly written mystery novels exchange the same few names when they meet— names unknown (except for Chandler and Hammett) to general literary readers. If you’re one of those seekers you know Derek Raymond, author of bleak yet intriguing, compellingly narrated novels of murder in England. Raymond’s forgotten first novel, The Crust on Its Uppers
is a great oddity.—Puncture
Derek Raymond was born in 1931. His novels include How the Dead Live, I Was Dora Suarez, and A State of Denmark, also published by Serpent’s Tail. Derek Raymond died in 1995.
Reprint of a crime classic.
About the Author
Derek Raymond was born Robin Cook in 1931. The son of a textile magnate, he dropped out of public school aged sixteen and spent much of his early career among criminals. The Factory series followed his early novels, The Crust on Its Uppers and A State of Denmark. He died in London in 1994.