Whitethroat is an intricate picture of provincial Britain in the 80s
– Thatcher, Northern Ireland, racial tensions, drugs, skinheads. It’s also a portrait of Colchester – an army-run garrison town of feuding squaddies and their secrets. Policing all that, & digging up past crimes thought long forgotten, is an explosive mix
— Paul French
Whitethroat is bleak, downbeat and mesmerising; a subtle, compassionate and beautifully written novel that is something of an elegy to a way of policing – and living – that is gone for ever. — FullyBooked2017
A lovely bit of bleak Essex noir: fast, funny, and clever, with a twisty plot and big cast both deftly handled and local colour in spades. — Christobel Kent
The third novel in the Essex-based series – a real estate deal, a racist, and the Robin Hood pub hold the key to a killing…
About the Author
James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt, who has written four prequels to R D Wingfield’s popular Frost series. He works in publishing, and lives in Essex.
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