Title: A List To Die For
Author: Graham J Burlem
Stars: 4.5 out of 5
A gritty British crime novel that has an ex Metropolitan Police Detective Constable, now a private enquiry agent, taking on a case for a Casino owner. The story unfolds nicely and is easy to follow. Some of the seamier side of the London social scene is put on display for you to ponder about. The ending will leave you wondering but that is up to you, the reader, to discover.
I have rated this book 4.5 stars and recommend it if you enjoy crime stories as only the British can do them.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Jack Kreeger has one simple question, who kidnapped his son?
Jack would pay anything to get Tony free. And he can. Jack's rich. Very rich. He
owns one of the last independent gambling casinos in the West End of London with a
car park full of Rollers every night. Classy, but maybe not so clean. It's a world of
glamorous corruption where sex is expensive and life is cheap. And the players think
the rules simply don't apply.
Jack can pay, but whoever has Tony isn't after money. They want a certain notebook
created by Jack's deceased lifelong friend and business partner Ronnie Miller that
details the drug dealing at the casino. The names of A-listers , politicians, members of
the bench who get their scores and whores via a hoodlum who pimped his girls from
The notebook also details Ronnie's connection with a drug dealing blackmailer with a
female enforcer who doesn't like men. If she wants information she hangs them naked
upside by their ankles and hits them where it hurts with electric shocks.
And where is the notebook they so desperately want that they'd kidnap for. And even
And who is they? The pimp? The blackmailer?
Jack wants answers and Tony back. So he calls on Eddie Sutton. An ex-cop. Likeable,
cynical, who knows his way around the London underworld. Who isn't above buying
information or breaking the law or someone's legs for it. Or getting laid when the
opportunity presents itself. Eddie's a quick study. But is he quick enough to find the
notebook and save Tony Kreeger's life?
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published July 6th 2017