eBook Truecrime epub

by Jake Arnott

eBook Truecrime epub
  • ISBN: 0340818565
  • Author: Jake Arnott
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; First Edition edition (July 31, 2003)
  • Pages: 340 pages
  • ePUB size: 1423 kb
  • FB2 size 1955 kb
  • Formats lrf lit doc txt


Jake Arnott’s brilliant trilogy of criminal life in England forms a kind of Godfather-like history of Britain’s gangland, spanning 40 years

Funny, fast, witty, and brutal  . Jake Arnott’s brilliant trilogy of criminal life in England forms a kind of Godfather-like history of Britain’s gangland, spanning 40 years. The first, The Long Firm (1999), caught everyone by surprise and was adapted into a TV series broadcast in the United States on BBC America. The New York Times said it was a great read Funny, fast, witty, and brutal.

I enjoyed reading this book. It is really 3 separate stories that loosely come together. Jake Arnott was born in 1961, and lives in London. Its the 3rd and final book in the Harry Starks trilogy. He is the author of THE LONG FIRM, published by Sceptre in 1999 and subsequently made into an acclaimed BBC TV series. His second novel, HE KILLS COPPERS, was also made into a series by Channel 4. He has since published the novels TRUECRIME, JOHNNY COME HOME, THE DEVIL'S PAINTBRUSH and THE HOUSE OF RUMOUR.

The predecessor to truecrime was Jake Arnott’s The Long Firm, which is being prepared for broadcast as a four-part series by the BBC. Together with He Kills Coppers, they constitute a small tell-all masterpiece revealing of the British underworld, populated by celebrity criminals, members. Together with He Kills Coppers, they constitute a small tell-all masterpiece revealing of the British underworld, populated by celebrity criminals, members of high society and the peerage, henchman and louche entertainers.

Jake Arnott’s brilliant trilogy of criminal life in England forms a kind of Godfather-like history of Britain’s gangland, spanning 40 years

Funny, fast, witty, and brutal  . The New York Times said it was a great read fr Funny, fast, witty, and brutal.

In truecrime, Jake Arnott admirably satirises the cult of the celebrity villain but loses the plot halfway through, says .

In truecrime, Jake Arnott admirably satirises the cult of the celebrity villain but loses the plot halfway through, says Peter Guttridge. At least it should be. But Arnott's heart doesn't seem to be in it. There's little tension in Doyle's hunt, which includes a pointless trip to the West Indies following a paper trail.

Jake Arnott (born 11 March 1961) is a British novelist and dramatist, author of The Long Firm and six other novels. Arnott was born in Buckinghamshire

Jake Arnott (born 11 March 1961) is a British novelist and dramatist, author of The Long Firm and six other novels. Arnott was born in Buckinghamshire. Having left Aylesbury Grammar School at 17, he had various jobs including labourer, mortuary technician, artist's model, theatrical agency assistant, actor with the Red Ladder Theatre Company in Leeds and appeared as a mummy in the film The Mummy. He came out as bisexual in his twenties.

Truecrime by Jake Arnott 288pp, Sceptre, £1. 9. Prison psychologists would have a ball with Jake Arnott's deliciously creepy character, Tony Meehan. The former tabloid journalist turned ghostwriter of "villains' memoirs" has a past even murkier than his journalism. As he tells us with shocking candour a dozen pages into Truecrime, Arnott's fine third instalment of his London underworld trilogy, he is also an undiscovered multiple murderer

The predecessor to truecrime was Jake Arnott's The Long Firm, which is being prepared for broadcast as a four-part series by the BBC.

The predecessor to truecrime was Jake Arnott's The Long Firm, which is being prepared for broadcast as a four-part series by the BBC.

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True Crime by Jake Arnott is a riveting novel of suspense, following Harry, a wanted London gangster, and his return to his old hometown

True Crime by Jake Arnott is a riveting novel of suspense, following Harry, a wanted London gangster, and his return to his old hometown. Most of Harry's old contacts are dead or behind bars, but one ruthless individual has focused upon Harry and will let neither rules nor conscience stand in his way. True Crime is confidently recommended as an exciting and deftly written criminal drama, heavy with suspense and featuring a protagonist who doesn't play by the good guy rules either.

Arnott, Jake. Truecrime. First Edition. London, Sceptre, 2003. Octavo. 338 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Jake Arnott (born 11 March 1961) is a British novelist, author of The Long Firm and four other novels. He identifies as bisexual. However, in 2005 Arnott was ranked one of Britain's 100 most influential gay and lesbian people. It was declared that 'he is widely regarded as one of Britain's most promising novelists, quite regardless of sexuality'. Arnott was born in Buckinghamshire. Having left Aylesbury Grammar School at 17, he had various jobs including labourer, mortuary technician, artist's model, theatrical agency assistant, actor with the Red Ladder Theatre Company in Leeds and appeared as a mummy in the film The Mummy. He came out as bisexual in his twenties. His sister, Deborah Arnott, is Chief Executive of the campaigning charity Action on Smoking and Health, ASH. (Wikipedia).
Comments: (2)
Welahza
Not enough Harry Stark for my liking, brings tangential elements into a finale but the component part's individual dramas are more involved..
Zonama
Arnott is hyped as a crime writer with a wickedly origial satirical streak. This leads to some rather bizarre (and hypocritical marketing). For example, Arnott satirises the glamourising of crime and violence in the British media, yet his books are puffed by David Bowie who declares 'Whenever Arnott has a new book out, I drop everything, knowing that the next two hours are going to be pure gangland bliss'. Er, exactly.

I find that in his writing Arnott slips up the social satire (which is laid on pretty thickly - public schoolboys going mockney, ghostwriters wooing criminals to publish their memoirs, that sort of thing), the style, which still doesn't present a convincing British rival to the best of American fiction, and the plot, which was implausible and failed to get the pages turning in my case.
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