King of the Road

King of the Road

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Released after a long stretch at Parpham Mental Hospital, Royston Blake finds that the world has moved on. Even in Mangel. Gone are most of his old haunts, including Hoppers. In its place: a huge shopping mall, servicing the town's every consumer need. But not everyone is happy seeing the old ways swept aside, and the "Old Guard" - a mysterious opposition group well known on the letters page of the local paper - sets about recruiting Blake as its agent of retribution. Meanwhile Blake just wants to settle down with Sal, get to know the son he has never met, and do the right thing. King of the Road is the final volume in Charlie Williams' acclaimed Mangel trilogy. With his inimitable blend of satirical humour, slapstick action and rural noir, Williams has carved a unique niche in modern British crime fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 21mm | 240g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Main
  • 1852429062
  • 9781852429065
  • 2,627,349

About Charlie Williams

Charlie Williams was born in 1971 in Worcester. He read English at Swansea University. During a brief visit to Worcester he was arrested for fighting a bouncer and bound over to keep the peace for six months. He moved to London but couldn't resist the lure of his hometown and moved back to Worcester in 2003. His first novel, Deadfolk, was published in 2004. 45
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If you loved Deadfolk and Fags and Lager, you will not be able to resist this * Worchestershire Life * A sharp and bitingly funny novel that will go down well with fans of the TV series Shameless * Big Issue (Wales) * A great mystery -- Marcel Berlins * The Times * Blackly funny and bone-jarringly violent... Williams' latest offering comes across like a heady literary mix between Straw Dogs and Pulp Fiction * Evening Herald * This is gloriously funny stuff and so original that other writers must be gnashing their teeth in jealousy * Guardian *
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79 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 32% (25)
4 35% (28)
3 24% (19)
2 5% (4)
1 4% (3)
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