Brighton Rock

by Graham Greene

In Brief

A chance meeting with Fred Hale, the unfortunate victim of Pinkie Brown's Brighton mob, makes Ida Arnold determined to see justice served. She is desperate to protect Rose, the hapless witness and now Pinkie's lovestruck bride-to-be, from becoming his next victim.

Why you should read it

As an introduction to the work of Graham Greene, Brighton Rock takes some beating. And seasoned fans of his literary works will find plenty of his revered style and provocative views in this "entertainment". Murder, morality and marriage - all are subject to interpretation in this noir thriller set in one of Britain's most notorious seaside resorts.

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