Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction

By James Davis

Publisher : Wild Wolf Publishing

ABOUT James Davis

James Davis
I am a writer from London, I have just published my first novel Noho, a crime thriller set in 1930s London.



When a dead dancing girl with all the wrong connections is found with Nick Valentine’s name scrawled on a scrap of paper in her pocket, life suddenly gets a lot more complicated for the disgraced Great War hero.

Unwillingly drawn into a web of espionage and crime in the underbelly of 1930’s London, Nick soon discovers that who killed her may be less important than why. With British Intelligence leaning on Nick to use his underworld connections to investigate the girl’s killing, it soon becomes clear that there’s more to the murder than meets the eye.

Nick soon finds himself at odds not just with the authorities, but on the wrong side of Soho’s gangland bosses and pursued by a foreign spy ring. Trawling Fitzrovia and Soho’s demi-monde of clubs, cabarets and pubs for answers, Nick realises that the stakes go beyond national security, and that no one can be trusted.

As the net closes and the case draws to an increasingly bloody conclusion, Nick is left to tie up the loose ends at a terrible personal cost. 

This dark and brooding thriller lifts the covers on a fascinating 1930s’ London few know, while the plot’s twists and turns keep the reader guessing right up to the final page.
like chocolate to the eyes, Noho is seriously guilty pleasure, ripe for devouring chunk by delicious chunk

beautiful, descriptive passages

a tale of suspense and intrigue

a brilliantly conceived step into another world and time