The Riot

by Laura Wilson

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction Thriller and Suspense

The Riot Synopsis

1958: Notting Hill is sweltering in a heatwave. It's DI Stratton's new manor and a powder keg of racial tension. A rent collector is stabbed and a series of street fights between teddy boys and Caribbean immigrants sparks further unrest. Young runaway Irene, on the verge of prostitution, finds her loyalties lie on both sides of the fight. A race riot breaks out - the worst Britain has ever seen. Stratton must tread a path through the violence and prejudice to find the killer and save Irene before Notting Hill explodes.

The Riot Press Reviews

'A crime narrative of great authority ... extremely evocative' - Financial Times

 

'The tang of Wilson's period detail pops off the page ... a richly imagined, compassionate story' - Metro

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ISBN: 9781782063087
Publication date: 30/01/2014
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782063087
Publication date: 30th January 2014
Author: Laura Wilson
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson was brought up in London and has degrees in English Literature from Somerville College, Oxford and UCL, London. She has worked briefly and ingloriously as a teacher, and more successfully as an editor of non-fiction books. She has written history books for children and is interested in history, particularly of the recent past, painting and sculpture, uninhabited buildings, underground structures, cemeteries and time capsules. She lives with her partner and their basset hound in North Essex.

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