A Song from Dead Lips by William Shaw

A Song from Dead Lips

William Shaw

Convincingly set during the Beatlemania period of 1968, this police procedural authentically illustrates the sexist and racial tensions of this era. An entertaining read, that may raise a few eyebrows.

Extract

‘What if I did it?’ she said
“What?’
‘Drive the car.’
‘But you can’t.’
‘Been driving tractors since I was eight, sir. Otherwise you’ll have to go back to the station won’t you?’
He nodded. If he went back now he would be sent home sick.
‘Women officers aren’t authorised to drive cars.’
‘Just for today. You’ll probably be all right tomorrow, won’t you?’ She lit a cigarette for him, throwing the match out of the sidelight.

Parallels
  • Kiss Me Quick by Dennis Miller
  • Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
  • Anything by by Mark Billingham