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Aug 02, 2022 | ISBN 9781681990422

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Praise for Nick Triplow’s Getting Carter

“Triplow does a fine job of demonstrating why Lewis’s work should be rediscovered.”
—Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph

“Triplow is unsentimental in his study of a man whose work offers much to admire. Perhaps this fascinating portrait is the beginning of an overdue revival.”
New Statesman

“This is an informative book, one that any lover of crime fiction should read… Triplow’s writing is an engaging style what makes this book a pleasure and an education to read this book.”
—Paul Diggett , Nudge Books

“[Triplow] is the kind of rigorous biographer Lewis deserves, and Getting Carter is an essential read.”
—Ray Banks, Noir City

Getting Carter includes plenty of wonderful detail about the making of the film… there is much more to Lewis than this cult movie, as Triplow makes clear.”
—David Collard, Times Literary Supplement

“An invaluable study and biography of British writer Ted Lewis. Indispensable.”
—Maxim Jakubowski, Crime Time

“Triplow’s excellent biography rightly puts the spotlight back on one of the crucial figures of British crime writing, whose best books have a raw truth and a power which deserve to be far more widely known and appreciated.”
—Max Decharne, The Spectator

“Ted Lewis: criminally overlooked.”
Sunday Times Crime Club

“Nick Triplow’s book has brought [Ted Lewis] brilliantly back into the light.”
—Mike Hodges, Director of Get Carter

“A fantastic bit of work.”
—Jon Wise, Sunday Sport

“Triplow manages to extract several noteworthy points from what might seem to be the unprofitable wreckage of a wasted life – a major achievement as he has had few primary sources to work with.”
—Nicky Charlish, 3am Magazine

“Triplow’s solid biography and find critical analysis ought to ensure that Lewis finally gains the wider readership his books clearly deserve.”
—Yusef Sayed , Lincolnshire Life

“Let’s just say Lewis’s contribution to our culture deserves greater appreciation. Nick Triplow’s book should help.”
—Martin Cloake, Medium

“An exhaustively researched, brilliantly crafted recounting of the turbulent life of one of crime fiction’s most influential authors.”
—Howard Linksey

“Exhaustive, informative, incisive and a damned good read… you’re in for one hell of a ride.”
—Martyn Waites, Crime Time

“A well-written labour of love by Triplow.”

“[A] brilliantly researched biography.”
—Sarah Morgan, Yorkshire Magazine

“The author’s knowledge of his subject is exceptional, and his unfailing respect makes for an elegant, enthralling reading experience… Truly a treat for noirists.”
—Joanne Owen, LoveReading

“Simply stunning. Getting Carter is a brilliant character study, a gripping gangster story and an incredibly moving examination of friendship, family, loyalty and loss. Highly recommended.”
—Paul D. Brazill

“Comprehensive biography delivers everything you wanted to know about the rise and fall of an influential writer.”
—Euro But Not Trash

“Triplow’s writing is always elegant and perfectly at the service of the material.”
—Barry Forshaw, Crime Time

“A triumph.”
—Ben Myers, Author of The Gallows Pole, Beastings and Pig Iron

Getting Carter is a fascinating and perceptive examination of alcoholism, lowbrow culture in the post war era, the changing nature of publishing, and how all these factors intersected with the maelstrom of one talented but very flawed crime writer’s life. It is an essential read not only for fans of British crime fiction but scholars of noir culture more generally.”
—Andrew Nette, Pulp Curry

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