Punk Noir’s Bookshelf: Vine Street by Dominic Nolan

Punk Noir Magazine

1930’s Soho and a serial killer haunts London’s Jazz clubs. Two likable but broken detectives’ obsession with breaking the case and catching the fiend spans decades and the UK.


Every few years a crime novel will come along that will hijack my mind completely. With the Molotov cocktail of a gorgeous setting, endearing characters, addictive plot line and visceral writing, Vine Street by Dom Nolan is easily one of the best crime novels I’ve read in the last decade. From the beautiful descriptions of key places in historic London to the brutal violence, this novel has it all for crime genre fans.

It’s literary and Ellroy-esque in scope and ambition.

A great novel

Highly Recommended