Books by Patrick Neate

Patrick Neate lives in London. His nonfiction book, Where You're At, received the 2004 NBCC Award. He is also the author of three acclaimed novels, and in 2001 he won England's prestigious Whitbread Novel Award.


HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2010

"A straightforward look at how music and hope can change the fate of an unmoored society."
Novelist Neate (City of Tiny Lights, 2005, etc.) and human-rights defender Platt celebrate the success of an influential musical organization. Read full book review >
CITY OF TINY LIGHTS by Patrick Neate
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"The main value of this trendy exercise in up-to-the-minute private investigation, in fact, may be its revelation of how strikingly postmodern that romantic knight errant Philip Marlowe was all along."
Despite the insouciant heading "Another Tommy Akhtar Investigation," this hunt for a missing prostitute marks the raffish Indian/Ugandan private eye's debut. Read full book review >
THE LONDON PIGEON WARS by Patrick Neate
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Amusing, and just credible enough to be read straight, but Neate's (Twelve Bar Blues, 2002, etc.) third novel is too far-fetched to be swallowed whole."
Waugh's Vile Bodies is invaded by Hitchcock's The Birds: a bizarre fantasy about the high-jinks of a group of Bright Young Things moving through a fashionable London demimonde. Read full book review >
TWELVE BAR BLUES by Patrick Neate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A bit too crowded and busy but, still, a fine depiction, in vivid and indelible colors, of a bygone age."
Jazz, history, and love across a hundred years and several continents, in a US debut by British music journalist Neate, winner of the 2002 Whitbread Award. Read full book review >