Devil Take the Hindmost

By Martin Cathcart Froden

Format: Paperback

Devil Take the Hindmost is a thrilling noir set in the seedy underworld of 1920s London. A young aspiring cyclists arrives in London without contacts or money, but soon finds himself racing for his life as he comes under the influence of a ruthless crime boss.

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Winner of the Dundee International Book Prize

Devil Take the Hindmost is a gripping historical noir set during the amphetamine-fueled craze for velodrome racing which took London by storm in the late 1920s.

Into this world stumbles Paul, a bewildered Scottish farmboy running away from home. Powerfully built with a fierce passion for cycling, he is taken under the wing of Silas, a local loan shark, and from there enters a world he is ill-equipped to survive.

As the races get harder, the bets get larger, and the terrifying Mr Morton starts to take an interest in Paul's career. For fans of Peaky Blinders and Brighton RockDevil Take the Hindmost is a thrilling ride through a historical London that is rarely visited.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Freight Books
Publication Date 1 Jul 2016
ISBN 9781910449912
Number of Pages 272

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