Introducing Kenny Gabriel…
Skip-tracer Kenny Gabriel’s Soho stamping ground is being developed to death. Peep shows and shebeens are turning into frozen yoghurt outlets and loft-style apartments by the week. Broke and clientless, it seems as though things can’t get much worse for Kenny. And then he is summoned to the office of media magnate, Frank Parr.
Kenny worked for Frank when he had a porn empire and owned the Galaxy Club in Frith Street. Back then he turned a blind eye to Frank’s business methods until he witnessed the brutal torture of a barman. Now he refuses to look for his ex-boss’s missing daughter – right up to the point that ten grand is laid on the boardroom table.
The search for Harry Parr results in Kenny being asphyxiated in Mayfair, arrested in Euston, and held at gunpoint in Shoreditch. Only when death seems certain does he realise the truth. He may be done with the past but the past isn’t done with him.
Get to know Kenny better....
Soho Dead, Soho Ghosts and Soho Angel are published by Thomas & Mercer. They are available from Amazon in paperback, Kindle and audiobook.
About the author
I landed in Soho in the late eighties with a degree in philosophy and wound up selling ad space in a clapped-out office in Kingly Street – since demolished, re-built, re-developed, demolished and re-built.
For the next ten years I worked in various Soho locations including Wardour Street, Lexington Street, Poland Street and Dean Street.
During that period I developed an abiding fascination with Soho and its institutions (okay pubs and bars) that made it a natural setting for my first novel.
Currently I’m writing the next Kenny Gabriel novel Soho Ghosts between stints working as a Storytelling Trainer and Story Coach.