Missed the sixties? Then grab a copy of William Shaws superb A Song From Dead Lips. This is a terrific mystery novel that moves at the speed of a sixties´ three minute single and has the best female character this side of Salander in many a year. You can literally hear the Beatles as this andrenalined narrative jets along. The most startling original crime of the year
A first-rate police thriller set amidst the seamy underside of the swinging sixties ... The totemic year of '68 will never seem the same again C. J. Sansom, on A Song from Dead Lips
William Shaw was born in Newton Abbot, Devon, grew up in Nigeria and lived for sixteen years in Hackney. He is the author of the acclaimed Breen & Tozer crime series set in sixties London: A Song from Dead Lips, A House of Knives and A Book of Scars. For over twenty years he has written on popular culture and sub-culture for various publications including the Observer and the New York Times. He lives in Brighton.