(Collins and Griffiths #3)



Detective Inspector Kieran Shaw’s not interested in the infantry. Shaw likes the proper criminals, the ones who can plan things. 

For two years he’s been painstakingly building evidence against an organized network, the Eardsley Bluds. Operation Perseus is about to make its arrests. 

So when a low-level Bluds member is stabbed to death on Gallowstree Lane, Shaw’s priority is to protect his operation. An investigation into one of London’s tit for tat killings can’t be allowed to derail Perseus and let the master criminals go free.

But there’s a witness to the murder, fifteen-year-old Ryan Kennedy. Already caught up in Perseus and with the Bluds, Ryan’s got his own demons and his own ideas about what’s important.

As loyalties collide and priorities clash, a chain of events is triggered that draws in Shaw’s old adversary DI Sarah Collins and threatens everyone with a connection to Gallowstree Lane…


I had not realised that Gallowstree Lane was the third in Kate London’s series featuring Collins and Griffiths when I was granted this book to read and review. I wish I had, as I do like to read series in order, however as I had already began I continued and as a stand alone book it was a great read.

I found this to be a well-written novel with believable characters. It is a strong gritty, police procedural set in London. The story is modern and very current. I was impressed with the plot and am now planning on getting the first book so I can read them in order and understand the character backgrounds in more detail.

My sincere thanks to Atlantic Books / Corvus and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of ‘Gallowstree Lane’ by Kate London. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway. All my reviews can be found on my blog momobookdiary . com


  • PUBLISHER: Atlantic Books / Corvus
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 7 February 2019
  • CATEGORY: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery & Thrillers
  • TAGS: #GallowstreeLane #NetGalley



Kate London was a detective in the Metropolitan Police Service before resigning to write full time.

Her first novel, Post Mortem, was published in 2014 to strong reviews.
The Sunday Times: “An absorbing debut … a complex novel that offers rare insights.”
Sydney Morning Herald: “A realistic, tense and multi-layered story containing a two-sided moral question, all crowned by a thoughtful and compassionate ending tinged with a little sadness.”

Kate’s second book, Death Message, was published in April 2017. 
“A brilliant, high-octane crime novel – every page rings with hard-earned wisdom of a former cop. Kate London, the new rising star of crime fiction, is the real thing.” Tony Parsons

The third novel in the series, Gallowstree Lane, was published in 2019.
‘An authentic depiction of gang life and police politics with first class writing’. Jake Kerridge in the Sunday Express


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Buy The Metropolitan Series:
#1 Post Mortem
#2 Death Message
#3 Gallowstree Lane

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