Books by Peter Guttridge

Peter Guttridge is the author of the highly acclaimed Nick Madrid satirical crime fiction series. He is the Observer's crime fiction reviewer and the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Southampton University. He runs regular writing workshops and chair


THOSE WHO FEEL NOTHING by Peter Guttridge
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Guttridge brings back several favorite characters from earlier installments (The Devil's Moon, 2013, etc.) in a clever puzzle that links more of Brighton's secrets to the ongoing dilemma of protecting cultural treasures from theft or destruction by armed conflict."
The Brighton police discover a connection between a scandal at the Royal Pavilion and looting at Angkor Wat. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S MOON by Peter Guttridge
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Guttridge's fourth dispatch from Brighton features many of the same characters as the first three (The Thing Itself, 2012, etc.) but is more cerebral and slower paced. In its own different way, however, it's just as literate and exciting."
Brighton, England, is home to a number of offbeat religions, including a group of devil worshipers. Read full book review >
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Guttridge's third Brighton thriller is so well-written that it would be well worth your time even if it were not such a darkly brilliant mystery."
An ice-cold case heats up. Read full book review >
THE LAST KING OF BRIGHTON by Peter Guttridge
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2011

"Best appreciated by those who have read the first in this historical series (City of Dreadful Night, 2010, etc.). Intertwined crimes dating back to the 1930s and years of police corruption are explored in this darkly fascinating noir procedural, which once again leaves much to be revealed next time."
The reason for a brutal present-day crime near Brighton, England, lies in the past. Read full book review >
CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT by Peter Guttridge
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 16, 2010

"Be prepared for a long night. Guttridge (Cast Adrift, 2005, etc.) combines period mystery, police procedure and noir in a fascinating tale whose only blemish is that you'll have to wait for the next in the series for its resolution.

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A 2009 massacre in Brighton, England, may be linked to the notorious trunk murder of 1934. Read full book review >