The Kings of London

The Kings of London

A Breen and Tozer Mystery

Book - 2015
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In Breen and Tozer's London, a battle for the soul of the city is being fought between cops and criminals, the corrupt and the corruptible.

London, November 1968. Detective Sergeant Breen has a death threat in his inbox and a mutilated body on his hands. The dead man was the wayward son of a rising politician and everywhere Breen turns to investigate, he finds himself obstructed and increasingly alienated. Breen begins to see that the abuse of power is at every level of society. And when his actions endanger those at the top, he becomes their target. Out in the cold, banished from a corrupt and fracturing system, Breen is finally forced to fight fire with fire.

William Shaw paints the real portrait of London's swinging sixties. Authentic, powerful and poignant, The Kings of London reveals the shadow beyond the spotlight and the crimes committed in the name of liberation.

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While investigating a gas explosion, two detectives in Swinging London find psychedelic paintings by Bridget Riley and Peter Blake along with the body of a playboy art collector, in the second novel of the series following She's Leaving Home. 30,000 first printing.

& Taylor

While investigating a gas explosion in London, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen and young policewoman Helen Tozer find psychedelic paintings by Bridget Riley and Peter Blake, along with the body of a playboy art collector.

Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2015
New York : Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2015
Edition: First North American edition
ISBN: 9780316246873
Branch Call Number: M SHAW 2015
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 25 cm


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Mar 18, 2015

This is the 2nd book in this series and I really enjoyed it. I like the 2 main characters and the picture of London in the swinging sixties. Look forward to the next one.

alexica Mar 12, 2015

This was a very welcome police procedural by a new author, William Shaw. His backdrop is the '60's which lends an interesting look back to how things were in those days and how policing has changed since then. He refers to well known celebrities and politicians at that time. He also includes gender discrimination in his plot, both on the police force and in domestic situations. He is a good writer and events flow smoothly for an enjoyable read.


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