Dead Man Upright

Dead Man Upright Review

Never before available in the U.S., the final episode in the Factory Series is another unrelenting investigation with the nameless detective into the black soul of Thatcher’s England.

The fifth and final book in the author’s acclaimed Factory Series was published just after Derek Raymond’s death, and so didn’t get the kind of adulatory attention the previous four titles in the series got. The book has been unavailable for so long that many of Derek Raymond’s rabid fans aren’t even aware there is a fifth book.

But Dead Man Upright may be the most psychologically probing book in the series. Unlike the others, it’s not so much an investigation into the identity of a killer, but a chase to catch him before he kills again. Meanwhile, the series’ hero—the nameless Sargent from the “Unexplained Deaths” department—is facing more obstacles in the department, due to severe budget cutbacks, than he’s ever faced before.

However, this time, the Sargent knows the identity of the next victim of the serial killer in question. But even the Sargent’s brutally blunt way of speaking can’t convince the besotted victim, and he’s got to convince a colleague to go against orders and join him in the attempt to catch the killer... before it’s too late.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Title:Dead Man Upright
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Nigeyb

    The five books in Derek Raymond's Factory series are...1. He Died With His Eyes Open (1984)2. The Devil's Home on Leave (1985)3. How the Dead Live (1986)4. I Was Dora Suarez (1990)5. Dead Man Upright ...

  • Still

    My Review Will Follow Shortly.Here Tis:ReviewThe Killer: “Yes, now I’ve got the power, each truth is a portion of flesh to be enjoyed; each rule is a bone to be broken. Gnawed. I’m like a starv...

  • the gift

    this is last and possibly best of raymond's 'unexplained deaths' novels, in which it is not the crimes, not the detection, not even the fear of what is coming- it is the long, post-arrest, police/psyc...

  • Antonella

    Dalla serie: "Vedere il male dal punto di vista del male." Raymond lo fa, alla grande."La mia esperienza delle donne, della bellezza, è troppo intensa per essere fatta direttamente: devo dissezionare...

  • wally

    five twenty-two ay em, christmas morning, the 25th of december 2017, finished, good read, i liked it, three stars, kindle, library loaner and the first from raymond for me. an interesting read...looks...

  • Toglietemi tutto, ma non i miei libri

    Recensione: http://chelibroleggere.blogspot.com/2...Un modo diverso e inusuale di scrivere thriller, un killer che istruisce i poliziottisulle compulsioni che lo animano e lo spingono a commettere att...

  • Luca Lesi

    In sottofondo avevano messo una canzone, Just like a butterfly does, che mi ricordava tempi migliori.Non ci sono stati lavori minori di Derek Raymond, né sono esistiti autori noir europei in grado si...

  • Jan

    This was a quick read. Not quite as world weary as the others in the series, it goes into the emerging technique of psychological profiling of serial killers that was introduced in the late 80s/early ...

  • g

    Didn't realize that this was the fifth and last book of The Factory series. It is a grim, gruesome book but so hard to put down. I'll be circling back to the first four books for more of the same....

  • Alan Korolenko

    The unnamed Detective Sergeant discovers what turns out to be one of the most deadly serial killers in British history. His immediate task is to prevent an impending death and bring in the killer. The...