The Charmer

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Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 24, 2013 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Ralph Ernest Gorse, the suave but utterly heartless anti-hero of Patrick Hamilton's classic The West Pier, is here revisited by Z-Cars creator Allan Prior in the novelisation of his acclaimed 1987 television serial of the same name.

In the late 1930s, the womanising Gorse insinuates himself into the life of a widow who falls head-over-heels for him. Donald Stimpson, the widow's would-be suitor, vengefully pursues Gorse when the unrepentant conman relieves her of a considerable portion of her wealth, but Gorse will stop at nothing to evade his enemy.


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Allan Prior wrote twenty novels and countless television and radio scripts. Best known as a founding writer of the BBC's seminal TV drama Z-Cars, he was twice awarded a Crime Writers' Association Dagger. He died at the age of 84 in June 2006.

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