Kill and Tell

Adam Creed

In the new Staffe novel, the rich and vicious history of East End gangs and battling immigrants comes to life in a dizzying puzzle of two crimes that span two centuries.

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A reformed Sicilian criminal, Carmelo Trapani, has been kidnapped and his search for the the aged Carmello leads Staffe all the way back to a terrible act at the Battle of Cable Street.

Meanwhile, Staffe’s own loyal servant,, DS Pulford, is in Pentonville awaiting trial for the murder of Jadus Golding, the very man who attempted to murder Staffe, leaving wounds from which Staffe is still recovering and it suits some in the heirarchy to see Pulford go down. Can Staffe save Carmelo without leaving Pulford to the political vultures?
As he battles find the man who murdered his own assailant, pressures also mount from within and Staffe’s heart falters – in every way. His job is on the line and when he least expects it, his own past puts a gun to his head.
Hailed as ‘London’s answer to The Wire,Kill And Tell takes the Staffe series up a notch and into the very highest echelon of contemporary crime writing.


Adam Creed was born in Salford and read PPE at Balliol College Oxford. He abandoned a career in the City to study writing at Sheffield Hallam University, following which he wrote in Andalucia then returned to England to work with writers in prison. He is now Head of Writing at Liverpool John Moores University and Project Leader of Free to…

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