How the Dead LiveBook - 2007
When a woman disappears and her husband seems reluctant to find her, the case filters down to the Department of Unexplained Deaths, where one cop takes the case and finds himself on London's seamy South Side.
“A sulphurous mixture of ferocious violence and high-fl own philosophy.”—Prospect
The third novel in the acclaimed Factory crime series sees Derek Raymond’s nameless detective leave London for a remote village, where he’s meant to be investigating the disappearance of a local doctor’s wife.
A fitting successor to classic noir writers such as Jim Thompson and David Goodis, with an introduction by Will Self. High-profile fans include Ian Rankin and James Sallis.
Robin Cook was born in 1931. He reinvented himself as Derek Raymond and died in London in 1994.
Part of the "Factory Series", this novel features Raymond's nameless detective who leaves London for a remote village called Thornhill, where he's meant to be looking into the disappearance of a local doctor's wife.