England in the middle of World War II, a war that seems fated to go on forever, a war that has become a way of life. Heroic resistance is old hat. Everything is in short supply, and tempers are even shorter. Overwhelmed by the terrors and rigors of the Blitz, middle-aged Miss Roach has retreated... (learn more about this book)
Adrift in the grimy pubs of London at the outbreak of World War II, George Bone is hopelessly infatuated with Netta, a contemptuous, small-time actress. George suffers from occasional blackouts, during which one thing is horribly clear: he must murder Netta. Patrick Hamilton enjoyed worldwide... (learn more about this book)
Patrick Hamilton may be best known now for the plays Rope and Gaslight and for the classic Alfred Hitchcock and George Cukor movies they inspired, but in his heyday he was no less famous for his brooding tales of London life. Featuring a Dickensian cast of pubcrawlers, prostitutes, lowlifes,... (learn more about this book)
A 1929 British stage play by Patrick Hamilton. It is a thriller whose gruesome subject matter invites comparison to the Grand Guignol style of theatre.
The setting is an apartment in Mayfair, London in the 1920s. The story, based loosely on the Leopold and Loeb murder case, is about two... (learn more about this book)
‘West Kensington – grey area of rot, and caretaking, and cat-slinking basements. West Kensington – drab asylum for the driven and cast-off genteel!’Patrick Hamilton was acutely conscious that his third novel (first published in 1928) was longer and ‘much grimmer’ than his previous and... (learn more about this book)