London After Dark
|By Robert Fabian|
|Publisher||Harlequin Romance #321|
|Release Month||1954 (US)|
|Harlequin Romance Series #|
|Preceded by||The Deathless Amazon|
|Followed by||The Web|
By night there are two Londons. You and I, walking quietly on the pavement or riding in a taxi or a bus, normally only notice one of them - the respectable London; and unless we are particulary inquisitve, we can reasonably expect to arrive home quite safely in the suburbs. But the other London, the seamy, corrupt side of the world's greatest port and city, is there all the time lurking down the ill-lit streets or the back quarters of some smoke-filled cafe. It may appear as a world of romance and pleasure - that it is neither Fabian makes clear in this frank and informative book.
Few men know the Underworld better than Bob Fabian, and here he gives vivid description of dope, prostitution, blackmail, low night-clubs and all that goes with the murky side of London After Dark. Writing of the cosh boys and their molls, he eshews sensationlism and deals with them as human problems for which it seems we are all responsible. But he also shows how easy it is for the unwary and the too inquisitive to be trapped in a net from which there is frequently no escape.