'Brighton Rock' by Graham Greene. Synopsis: Pinkie Brown is a hoodlum whose runs a protection racket at Brighton racecourse. Pinkie orders the murder of a rival which the police believe to be suicide. Ida Arnold sets out to find the truth & meets naive waitress Rose, who can prove that Fred was murdered. Pinkie marries Rose in an attempt to keep her quiet. Pinkie starts to become more desperate and violent as his gang doubt him & rivals take over his business.