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Soho Dead Audiobook

Soho Dead: The Soho Series, Book 1

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Kenny Gabriel is three years away from turning sixty, has forty-three quid in the bank and is occasionally employed to find people who would rather not be found. Broke, clientless and depressed, he knows things can't get much worse. Then he's summoned to the office of London media magnate Frank Parr, whose daughter, Harry, is missing - and there's ten grand on the table to get her back.

It's a lot of money, and God knows Kenny needs the cash. But he and Frank have a history he'd rather not revisit. Kenny worked for him in the seventies, when Frank was the head of a Soho magazine empire and owner of an infamous nightclub. And Kenny might still be working for Frank now - if he hadn't witnessed his boss brutally torturing another employee.

Kenny suspects taking this job is a mistake, and he's probably right. Because while he may be done with the past, the past is far from done with him.

©2017 Greg Keen (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 07-11-17
    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 07-11-17 Member Since 2012

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    "Kenny Gabriel Is No Angel But Good Sleuth"

    I got this as my Member selection June 1 and am thrilled that I did. This is the kind of book that I like best, gritty, bloody, and set in London. Kenny is the kind of detectives or investigator that this genre is littered with but he is also sad. He is pushing 60, lives in his brother's place, has a sometimes friend with benefits, but has just lost his best friend. His friend died. So, the story starts out with Kenny's depression over the death and the anti-depressants provided by his therapist. Of course, he doesn't take the pills but chooses to drink Monarch instead. When he is contacted by a former employer of 30+ years ago to investigate his missing daughter, he takes the job. Frank is not someone you turn down and Frank's 'guard-dog' is even less easy to ignore. The story proceeds with Kenny looking for the missing daughter, and the gritty places this leads Kenny into. It is a terrific book BUT be ready for lots of violence, profanity, and generally the kinds of activities you might expect from an authentically written murder story. You'll be surprised at how good this book is. Can't wait for the next book and for more by Greg Keen. I mostly listened to this book in Audible narrated by Simon Vance. Audible brings the books alive and Simon Vance is one of the best narrators.

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    7/14/17
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    "Soho in all its sordid glory!"

    A great mystery story with enough twists and turns to keep me hooked to the end. Kenny Gabriel is the PI, a London geezer with a deadpan wit and quite a few nice one-liners, like a down-at-heel Philip Marlowe. His home ground is an atmospheric Soho, with its shady past always lingering in the background. Simon Vance is, as ever, a fabulous narrator. He’s obviously enjoying himself, with his cast of larger than life characters. Great stuff.

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  • Ann
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    "Great stuff!"

    If, like me, you like a PI who is the wrong side of 50, has personal problems and drinks too much, Kenny Gabrial will satisfy you. This author is new to me and I look forward to more from him. The writing is reminiscent of detective stories gone by, but well written, in a modern context. The characters, places and circumstances are richly drawn and I settled in from the first chapter, thoroughly enjoying the ride through to the end. Simon Vance's narration is faultless.

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