Running Amok (DCI Spearing and DI Devlin Series Book 2)
‘Running Amok’ by Paul Hughes is Book 2 in the series on New Scotland Yard, London Detectives DCI Andy Spearing and DI Kevin Devlin. Book 1 in the series titled; “Beginning to End” had some tremendous reviews in Goodreads. All of the books in the series are mostly based on True Crime Stories, although names have been changed and authors licence has been used to move some of the cases from later decades etc.
The latest title; ‘Running Amok’ is set in ‘swinging’ London during 1967, a time when, as the old song said; “Anything Goes.’ – For some, the nineteen-sixties in ‘swinging’ London, England was their halcyon days, a wild and wonderful long party time. For so many others it was no more than an era of depravity with; murders, rapes of both girls and boys, assassinations, suicides, overdosing on drugs or booze and corruption in every walk of life.
No area was left untainted, from the so-called UK Establishment, including the Upper Classes, Politicians, the Police, MI5 and MI6. Then there were the avant-garde people; actors, poets, painters, the sixties so called ‘Beat Groups’ and the Disc Jockeys. It went all the way down through the middle and lower working classes.
THE DIFFERENCE WITH THIS SERIES of BOOKS IS THE STORIES INCLUDES LOTS OF HUMOUR WHICH OFFSETS THE DARKER MOMENTS.