Soho Dead

  • by Greg Keen
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kenny Gabriel is three years away from turning sixty, has forty-three quid in the bank and is occasionally employed to find people who would rather not be found. Broke, clientless and depressed, he knows things can't get much worse. Then he's summoned to the office of London media magnate Frank Parr, whose daughter, Harry, is missing - and there's ten grand on the table to get her back.
It's a lot of money, and God knows Kenny needs the cash. But he and Frank have a history he'd rather not revisit. Kenny worked for him in the seventies, when Frank was the head of a Soho magazine empire and owner of an infamous nightclub. And Kenny might still be working for Frank now - if he hadn't witnessed his boss brutally torturing another employee.
Kenny suspects taking this job is a mistake, and he's probably right. Because while he may be done with the past, the past is far from done with him.

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Kenny Gabriel Is No Angel But Good Sleuth

I got this as my Member selection June 1 and am thrilled that I did. This is the kind of book that I like best, gritty, bloody, and set in London. Kenny is the kind of detectives or investigator that this genre is littered with but he is also sad. He is pushing 60, lives in his brother's place, has a sometimes friend with benefits, but has just lost his best friend. His friend died. So, the story starts out with Kenny's depression over the death and the anti-depressants provided by his therapist. Of course, he doesn't take the pills but chooses to drink Monarch instead. When he is contacted by a former employer of 30+ years ago to investigate his missing daughter, he takes the job. Frank is not someone you turn down and Frank's 'guard-dog' is even less easy to ignore. The story proceeds with Kenny looking for the missing daughter, and the gritty places this leads Kenny into. It is a terrific book BUT be ready for lots of violence, profanity, and generally the kinds of activities you might expect from an authentically written murder story. You'll be surprised at how good this book is. Can't wait for the next book and for more by Greg Keen. I mostly listened to this book in Audible narrated by Simon Vance. Audible brings the books alive and Simon Vance is one of the best narrators.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio