Bloody Scotland: The legacy of Brit Noir

Nick Triplow, Harry Brett and Cathi Unsworth

Tough guys and tougher broads, gangland hoods in sharp suits and trails of cigarette smoke, cops on the take and the band on the run. Brit Noir dates back to the brutal, heady days of Get Carter and has never gone out of fashion.

Nick Triplow has documented the life of Jack Carter’s creator Ted Lewis and the Brit Noir phenomenon. He is joined by two authors whose novels ably carry on this rich tradition. Harry Brett’s Red Hot Front tells of gangsters in Great Yarmouth, while Cathi Unsworth’s 40s-set That Old Black Magic is stylish and entrancing.

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