Book of the Month: October

THE HOTLY-ANTICIPATED NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE PICTURES – SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA JOHN CREASEY NEW BLOOD DAGGER.

‘Bolton is a fine writer. This is a gripping, gloves-off period tale, sharply told with no holds barred.’ – PETER JAMES

‘Sharp, skilful and savagely stylish, Guy Bolton blends grit and glamour to stunning effect.’ – CHRIS WHITAKER, author of Tall Oaks

‘Both gritty and glitzy, this evocative noir set in Hollywood’s heyday feels like a lost reel from a Bogart classic.’  – THOMAS MULLEN, author of Darktown

‘Real figures from the late 1940s mingle with the fictional in this terrific follow-up to last year’s The Pictures. The powerful writing and masterful plotting carry a reminder of Chandler.’  SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB


‘Guy Bolton’s The Syndicate is a bit of a belter… I love it when I get so caught up in a story – sign of a cracking read.  If you like hardboiled American crime thrillers, then this book is perfect for you.  Highly recommended.’  GRAB THIS BOOK

JUNE, 1947.  Former LAPD detective Jonathan Craine has left his old life in Hollywood behind him, content to live out his days with his son on a rural farm in California.  But when infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel is murdered at his home in Beverly Hills, Craine is forced to face his past once again.    Summoned to Las Vegas to meet mob head Meyer Lansky, Craine is given the impossible task of finding Siegel’s murderer. All  he has to help him are an ageing hit man and a female crime reporter with her own agenda. But Lanksy’s orders aren’t to be ignored; if Craine can’t find Siegel’s murderer in five days, both he and his son will pay for it with their lives…

THE SYNDICATE by Guy Bolton is out now from Point Blank, an imprint of Oneworld, hardback £16.99.