Bent

Bent

Bent

‘Vivid, stylish, funny’ Mick Herron

The first time I met Harold Challenor, he frisked me for weapons –
I was ten years old.

Bent is the explosive story of the rise and fall of SAS commando, and notorious Detective Sergeant, Harold ‘Tanky’ Challenor.

During the Second World War, Challenor was parachuted behind enemy lines into Italy and France, performing remarkable feats of bravery.

In the grimy underbelly of 1960s Soho, he was a ferocious and controversial presence, mediating between factions of club owners and racketeers, and cultivating informers.

But just how far will he go to break the protection gang that has a grip on his manor?

It can be a fine line that divides hero and villain.

PRAISE FOR JOE THOMAS:

‘Brilliant’ The Times

‘Feverish energy’ Guardian

‘Wonderfully vivid’ Mail on Sunday

‘Sophisticated, dizzying’ GQ

‘Vivid and visceral’ The Times

‘Superbly realised…vivid and atmospheric’ Guardian

‘Original’ Mail on Sunday

‘A stylish, atmospheric treat…an inspired blend of David Peace and early Pinter’ Irish Times

‘Sparse, energetic, fragmented prose’ The Spectator

‘Vibrant, colourful, and complex’ Irish Independent

‘Stylish, sharp-witted, taut. A must for modern noir fans’ NB Magazine

‘Definitive…confident and energetic’ Crime Time

‘Brilliant…manic energy’ Jake Arnott

‘Wildly stylish and hugely entertaining’ Lucy Caldwell

‘Vivid, stylish, funny’ Mick Herron

‘Gripping, fast-paced, darkly atmospheric’ Susanna Jones

‘Snappy, thoughtful, moving’ John King

‘Exciting, fresh, incredibly assured’ Stav Sherez

‘Happy days!’ Mark Timlin

‘Utterly brilliant’ Cathi Unsworth

‘Had James Ellroy and David Peace collaborated on a novel…they’d have written something like this’ Paul Willets

Price £: 
9.99
Paperback
Published: 
30 Apr 2020
ISBN: 
9781911350736
Available from:
Bent

Bent

‘Vivid, stylish, funny’ Mick Herron

The first time I met Harold Challenor, he frisked me for weapons –
I was ten years old.

Bent is the explosive story of the rise and fall of SAS commando, and notorious Detective Sergeant, Harold ‘Tanky’ Challenor.

During the Second World War, Challenor was parachuted behind enemy lines into Italy and France, performing remarkable feats of bravery.

In the grimy underbelly of 1960s Soho, he was a ferocious and controversial presence, mediating between factions of club owners and racketeers, and cultivating informers.

But just how far will he go to break the protection gang that has a grip on his manor?

It can be a fine line that divides hero and villain.

PRAISE FOR JOE THOMAS:

‘Brilliant’ The Times

‘Feverish energy’ Guardian

‘Wonderfully vivid’ Mail on Sunday

‘Sophisticated, dizzying’ GQ

‘Vivid and visceral’ The Times

‘Superbly realised…vivid and atmospheric’ Guardian

‘Original’ Mail on Sunday

‘A stylish, atmospheric treat…an inspired blend of David Peace and early Pinter’ Irish Times

‘Sparse, energetic, fragmented prose’ The Spectator

‘Vibrant, colourful, and complex’ Irish Independent

‘Stylish, sharp-witted, taut. A must for modern noir fans’ NB Magazine

‘Definitive…confident and energetic’ Crime Time

‘Brilliant…manic energy’ Jake Arnott

‘Wildly stylish and hugely entertaining’ Lucy Caldwell

‘Vivid, stylish, funny’ Mick Herron

‘Gripping, fast-paced, darkly atmospheric’ Susanna Jones

‘Snappy, thoughtful, moving’ John King

‘Exciting, fresh, incredibly assured’ Stav Sherez

‘Happy days!’ Mark Timlin

‘Utterly brilliant’ Cathi Unsworth

‘Had James Ellroy and David Peace collaborated on a novel…they’d have written something like this’ Paul Willets

Price £: 
6.99
eBook
Published: 
30 Apr 2020
ISBN: 
9781911350835
Available from:

About the author

  • Joe Thomas

    Joe Thomas

    Joe Thomas is the author of the São Paulo Quartet – Paradise City, Gringa, Playboy and Brazilian Psycho – and Bent, his first London novel.

    Titles by Joe Thomas

    Bent
    Brazilian Psycho
    Gringa by Joe Thomas
    Paradise City
    Playboy