Death comes to Birmingham disguised as W.C. Fields…
John Kline’s gone straight. Or he’s trying to. The restaurant business isn’t all he’d hoped for – not with his old nemesis Inspector Khan pulling the strings of the liquor licencing board.
Khan’s willing to cut a deal – but he isn’t the only one. Shadowy forces of conspiracy and counter-conspiracy converge, and Kline has a choice: play the respectable citizen… or play his own game.
By his side, Anne Darracott, off the needle but on guard. She and Kline share a history – but not all of it.
Meanwhile, a new danger rises in the east. The White Devil, a legend out of the arcane, death himself – if death had a prehensile penis, anyway.
One thing’s for sure, Birmingham’s changing…
Philip Martin’s Gangsters: Deathtouch is the final instalment in a saga that began in 1976, with the cult classic BBC series. Uncompromising and anarchic, Gangsters combined realism with pulp fiction, social commentary with the absurd, winning the opprobrium of Mary Whitehouse, a legion of admirers, and to this day standing out as one of the most singular shows ever to be broadcast.
The first instalment in the saga is also available: