LONGLISTED FOR THE HUGO AWARD FOR BEST NOVELLA
“London after the war wasn’t a place you went to on holiday . . .”
Gunther Sloam comes to Nazi-occupied London in search of an old flame. But when she turns up dead, Gunther is accused of the crime . . .
Moving through the dark streets of London, pursued by the enigmatic Everly of the British Gestapo, Gunther is in way over his head. London after the Nazi occupation is a place haunted by shadows, and everyone he meets is lying to him. As Gunther gets drawn into a deadly web of conspiracy, illicit drug dealing, prostitution and blackmail, the only question is: can he stay alive long enough to find answers?
A new alternate history noir masterpiece from the multiple award winning author of A Man Lies Dreaming and Unholy Land!
“Perhaps the best novella of the year” —Locus
“Pretty close to perfect” —SFcrowsnest