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  • Title: The Riot
  • Author: Laura Wilson
  • ISBN: 9781782063056
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover

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About "Laura Wilson"

  1. Laura Wilson

    There is than one author with this nameLaura Wilson is an English crime writer based in London, where she was born and raised She has degrees in English Literature form Somerville College, Oxford, and University College London, and has worked as a teacher and editor of non fiction.Many of her novels have either a historical setting or a distinct historical connection, and often have split or dual narratives Her first novel, A Little Death was shortlsited for a CWA Dagger award, and her fifth, The Lover was short listed for both the CWA Gold Dagger and the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger.

378 thoughts on “The Riot”

  1. Laura Wilson is one of my favourite crime writers I ve read every novel she s written, so I m a huge fan I ve enjoyed her DI Stratton series so far, but I was disappointed in this latest novel I wasn t sure whether it was the subject matter that I found uninteresting or whether the narrative simply didn t have enough tension and mystery There were so many different characters introduced in the opening chapters that I was immediately confused Throughout the novel even characters were introduced [...]


  2. Very dry narration It didn t hold my interest though the subject matter of the racial events in London in the 1950s is definitely a good subject.


  3. I gave this book a 4 only because I had difficulty keeping track of the characters new station, new people That aside, to read this book you have to be willing to be uncomfortable Many of the scenarios, people, and backstories are akin to what I had studied in a Holocaust novel class, along with an African American Women Writers class themes and vocabulary will be tough to swallow Treat this review as a trigger warning in that regard However, if you are willing to chance discomfort, this book is [...]



  4. The strengths of The Riot are the characterisation, sense of place and time, and social contextualisation DI Stratton is a strong and interesting lead and the book is full of a diverse set of well defined and vividly penned characters There is a strong sense of London in the late 1950s as the social mix of some neighbourhoods start to change, and Wilson does a good job at conveying the social realities of working class life and the tensions around change Indeed, the story works well to weave iss [...]


  5. The Riot is set in west London in the late 1950s at a time when racial tensions were running high and disturbances frequent Inspector Ted Stratton, the central character in four previous Wilson novels, finds himself transferred from the West End to Notting Hill He tackles a murder followed by a second and finally a third All the crimes are committed against the background of racial tension, prostitution, slum landlords and abject poverty.The plot is at some times confusing and at others repetiti [...]


  6. Enjoyable Quite claustrophobic narrative in places, very fitting for hot, sultry and on the edge of chaos Notting Hill And reading this brings into sharp relief the idea that nothing much changes, and history repeats itself endlessly, and people are always people Nearly 60 years on from the setting and you can still hear similar conversations


  7. Portrays the racial tension in Britain in 1958.It was hard for people to come into the country and hard for others to accept them.No different from today really although a lot of the intense abuse language has stopped,thankfully.The author portrays this tension well and i liked the character of DI Stratton,who seems very non judgemental.Good solid investigation work brings results.


  8. This definitely isn t one of the better novels in this series the only thing that saves it is the ongoing and very convincing backstory regarding Stratton himself There were too many thugs and not enough mystery in this story It tries to be both social history and mystery which for me did not work A shame because the earlier Stratton stories are brilliant.


  9. Very disappointing Confused narrative and far too many characters introduced in the first few chapters who then and never reappeared Loved the other books in this series but decided not to finish this one rare for me.A wasted opportunity given the subject matter.


  10. A good solid police story set in 1958, the fifth outing for DI Ted Stratton Set in Notting Hill and White City amid the emerging racial tensions following the large Afro Caribbean immigatation earlier in the 1950 s


  11. Not quite as good as the best of the DI Stratton books in my opinion I thought the background to the Jewish characters was well sketched in and they were not as crudely drawn as they would have been in fiction of the period.



  12. I enjoyed this book it seemed to be historically accurate and the took me by surprise Definitely a good read



  13. Some of the dialogues seem a bit out of place at times After reading through the first few chapters, I thought I d give this one a skip Glad I didn t and I m fairly satisfied in the end


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