Books by Derek Raymond

Raymond was born Robin Cook in 1931. He dropped out of Eton aged sixteen and spent much of his early career among criminals. The Factory series followed his early novels, The Crust on Its Uppers and A State of Denmark. His literary memoir The Hidden Files


HOW THE DEAD LIVE by Derek Raymond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"The third in Raymond's Factory series (The Devil's Home on Leave, 2007, etc.)—wonderfully wrought, violent and bleak, not for the faint of heart—plumbs the darkest depths of British noir."
From British author Raymond (1931-94), the story of a nameless sergeant working for the Metropolitan Police's department of unexpected deaths who is sent to a country town to investigate the case of a missing woman. Read full book review >
HE DIED WITH HIS EYES OPEN by Derek Raymond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Originally published in 1984 as the first of a series of six quintessentially bleak novels that faithfully evoke a world many sensitive souls will be pleased to avoid."
A noir-drenched British import about a nameless cop chasing the killer of an unmourned victim. Read full book review >
NIGHTMARE IN THE STREET by Derek Raymond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"As always, unremittingly dour. Raymond, who died in London in 1994, saw life through a glass darkly and wrote it that way."
A tortured detective loses his job and his reason for being in Raymond's stark finale. Read full book review >