How the Dead Live (Paperback) | Northshire Bookstore

How the Dead Live (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
How the Dead Live Cover Image
By Derek Raymond, Will Self (Introduction by)
Special Order

Staff Reviews

Raymond's unnamed sergeant goes native in the wilds of '80s Britain to find a missing woman. Blunt, outraged, despairing...this criminal masterpiece is a wrecking ball for the senses. — Charles Bottomley


This, the third novel in the Factory Series, sees Raymond's nameless detective leave London for a remote village called Thornhill, where he's meant to be looking into the disappearance of a local doctor's wife. How The Dead Live is a haunting, fantastical novel, with a hellish country house at its centre; a mystery with little interest in the mystery, a police procedural with almost no procedure. Instead, and as ever with Raymond, it's a brilliantly unsettling investigation into love and damnation. This is life seen from the very bottom of the bottle ? a fitting succesor to classic noir writers such as Jim Thompson and David Goodis.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781852427986
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Publication Date: May 1st, 2008
Pages: 256
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs