"Richard Godwin knows how his characters dress, what they drink and what they drive. He knows how they live--and how they die. Here's hoping no one recognized themselves in Godwin's cold canvas. Combines the fun of a good story with the joy of witty, vivid writing." HEYWOOD GOULD, director, screenwriter, author; current novel The Serial Killer's Daughter "Smart, scary, suspenseful enough for me to keep the light on until 3AM on a Sunday night, Richard Godwin once more proves to fans of crime fiction the world over with Mr. Glamour, that he is not only one of the best contemporary writers of the procedural cop thriller around today, he is a master storyteller." VINCENT ZANDRI, author of Scream Catcher "Richard Godwin's top-of-the-line psychological police procedural driven by its heady pace, steely dialogue, and unsparing vision transfixes the reader from page one." ED LYNSKEY, author of Skin In The Game "This first rate detective thriller will have you gripped from the start. Richard Godwin is an author not to be missed." SHEILA QUIGLEY, author of Thorn In My Side "Mr Glamour is, in every sense of the word, the real McCoy: genuine hard-boiled detective fiction - Lean, gritty, and tough, it's a journey into the heart of darkness - you won't soon forget. Connoisseurs of Nouveau Noir will have to add Richard Godwin to the list of writers to watch!" C E LAWRENCE, author of Silent Kills "Involving and compellingly sinister, Richard Godwin's Mr. Glamour portrays cops and criminals, the mad and the driven in a novel of psychological noir." GARY PHILLIPS, author of Treacherous: Grifters, Ruffians and Killers "Mr. Glamour is a striking effort from one of the most daring crime writers in the business. It is the noirest of noir...and hellishly addictive." MIKE STAFFORD, BookGeeks Magazine "In the world of the uber rich it's all about image. Wearing the right clothes, driving the right car, dining at the right restaurants, being seen at the right hot spots and vacation locales. The fabulously wealthy know they are constantly being watched; that's the point. See and be seen, the more conspicuously the better. If only they knew he was watching them. Studying them. Photographing them. Obsessing over them. Mr. Glamour knows what matters to the jet set, understands their slavish dedication to brands and image. He understands because he wants it as well. When the bodies of London's jet set being turning up murdered and mutilated, Detective Chief Inspector Flare and his partner Inspector Steele find themselves investigating what evolves into an increasingly horrific string of murders. And though it seems obvious the killings are linked, Flare and Steele are met with a wall of silence from those closest to the victims, the very people who may be next on the killer's list. Mr. Glamour is a bold piece of writing, one which both challenges readers' perceptions as well as cements Godwin's status as a master of the dark and disturbing." ELIZABETH A. WHITE, Reviewer "A very compelling mystery. When the author decided the time was right for me, the reader, to finally understand the scope of the actual crimes and their meaning, I was pleased. But after that moment, there was still a good deal more to come in the last pages, bringing the reasons for the killings completely into the light, and answering all the questions I had about why the killer did what he did. This was very well written, and I have to say, one of the best paced books I have ever read." TARA FOX HALL, Good Book Alert
About the Author
Richard Godwin is the author of crime novel 'Apostle Rising', which has just sold foreign rights to the largest publisher in Hungary and has received excellent reviews world wide. He is a crime and horror writer as well as a produced playwright. He was born in London and obtained a BA and MA in English and American Literature from King's College London. He has travelled the world extensively and lectured and worked in property. He is a widely published author with 14 distinct works to his name. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, not least recently the Tarrantino-based series of sketches, 'Pulp Ink', and 'The Big Book Of Bizarro'. He is an author who is adept in many styles, as well as a skilled interviewer, and he publishes his interviews with other authors as Chin Wags At The Slaughterhouse.