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CRYSTAL ON ELECTRIC ACETATE
Published April 24, 2017.
Crystal on Electric Acetate is the first and ultimate original collection of short stories by crime and mystery novelist Richard Godwin. Comprising a fascinating and versatile range of stories previously published in great and ground-breaking cutting-edge paper and online magazines, this collection sums up his take on noir. From urban decay to Gothic explosion, at once revolutionary, iconoclastic, erotic and dark as that cellar next door.
“If you think this is one genre, think again. If you think you can work out what hybrid genre this is, think again. Mutation exists at all levels. Welcome to the mix of stories.” —Richard Godwin
“Godwin is truly one of our great authors.” —Luca Veste, author of Dead Gone
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U N D E R G R O U N D I N T E R V I E W
Richard Godwin talks about serial killers and dictators, the unconscious, the political programmes we inhabit and his new release, Wrong Crowd. Click image at right to listen.
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When the adult children of two wealthy families are kidnapped, private detective Earl Blake enters a labyrinth of lies and evasions as he attempts to rescue them. The kidnapper wants money the families can’t come up with, and Earl finds himself in a race against time to find Michael and Abby before it is too late.
Dangerous gigolo, Paris Tongue, takes women out of their lives, resurrects their sexual identity like an erotic priest. They are haunted by him, irredeemably changed. And when he seduces the wife of a Mafia boss, he finds himself in danger, hunted across Europe, facing change.
A crime novel about distorted love. A Western. A lyrical slice of the prairie, a frontier narrative. A noir novel about obsession and revenge, desire and predation. A look at one man’s grip on insanity and a story about female beauty and showmanship.
Surveillance and abductions, a novel about the age of digital publishing and what it means. A novel about physicality. When a publisher believes we are being turned into code he finds out he may not be wrong. Then he is arrested for a terrorist plot against London.
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Women are disappearing on the highway, a drifter hunts the men who raped her, and a journalist discovers law has broken down in the area.
Samuel Verso is an old-fashioned publisher resisting the lure of e-books. As his wife fills the hallway with prosthetic limbs and his business partner is replaced with an exact replica he realises his problems run deeper than books on a computer screen…
A sultry novel in which an art thief finds himself out of his depth in a criminal maelstrom when he meets a beautiful woman with no past.
A high octane thriller. When ex-Royal Marine Jack becomes a paid assassin, work comes easily, especially when working for the Sicilian Mafia, until he gets drawn into a government plot selling enriched plutonium to a rogue Nation.
Paris Tongue, a dangerous gigolo, seduces the wife of a Mafia boss and is hunted across Europe by hit men.
A Noir, psychological portrait of a man who blackmails his beautiful next door neighbour into playing a deadly game of identity.
A dark satire of the glitz of the glamour set. It is about a circle of wealthy people whose addiction to designer goods brings them to the attention of a killer who is obsessed with brands.
The killing machine in my first novel Apostle Rising is still on the loose, even as the sequel is being wrapped up for a 2016 release. The lyrical style of Apostle Rising has kept it in high demand and attracted foreign rights sales.