Richard Godwin

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Richard Godwin is the author of critically acclaimed novels Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, and Paranoia And The Destiny Programme.
He is also a published poet and a produced playwright. His stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, as well as the anthology of his stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man.
Richard Godwin was born in London and obtained a BA and MA in English and American Literature from King's College London, where he also lectured.
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Apostle Rising

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Mr. Glamour

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One Lost Summer

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“And he thought how in all the cases he'd solved the heart of crime seemed closer to his waking dreams than his own shadow and that men killed as easily over the momentary wavering of a perception as they did over the endless torturing of their souls.

'Apostle Rising.'

They consoled themselves with the merciless beauty of rattlesnakes. They felt their ruined lives run on within them like scars.

'New Bag.'

Misery is endurable. It’s happiness that tricks us, offering an unwelcome glimpse into who we really are.

'Lunch With Bella'.

Love is the most dangerous force on the planet, not hate. More atrocious acts are perpetrated in its name than in the name of all the other gods that govern human behaviour.
For in its hallway of mirrors lie the thousand images of yourself you burned and burn to be and those who know how to caress those silent places steal in there and lie drinking the fresh blood from your soul.

'The Children Of Other Men.”
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