A Scream in Soho

John G. Brandon

A Scream in Soho

John G. Brandon

Distributed for British Library

With an Introduction by Martin Edwards
256 pages | 5 x 7 1/2 | © 2014
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9780712357456 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
A Scream in Soho opens as the title would suggest: a scream pierces the night, and soon a bloody knife indicates sinister work afoot. Detective Inspector MacCarthy is soon on the case, plunged into the seedy Soho underworld seeking the connection between the mysterious Madame Rohmer and the theft of crucial anti-aircraft defense plans.


1. A Stranger in Soho

2. Detective-Inspector McCarthy Discourses of Things and People

3. The Scream in the Black-Out

4. McCarthy Follows a “Hunch”

5. In which the Tragedy Deepens

6. The Inside of the House

7. “Danny the Dip” Turns Up

8. The Inspector Sustains a Shock!

9. The Inspector Gets Yet Another Shock

10. McCarthy is Taken Off the Case!

11. Motive

12. A Chance Encounter

13. Withers Supplies Some Curious Information

14. At the Circolo Venezia

15. The Packet Changes Hands

16. Exit Floriello Mascagni!

17. “Big Bill” Does a Spot of Sleuthing

18. Tessa Domenico Moves Upwards

19. McCarthy Paralyzes His Superior Officer

20. McCarthy Strikes a Snag

21. The Tables are Turned

22. A Two-Handed Raid

23. The Inspector Clears Things Up!

Review Quotes
Publishers Weekly
The novel’s hero doesn’t disappoint; McCarthy knows his beat, trusts his hunches, and has no qualms about knocking heads together.
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