Recommended Reads: January 2017

Andrew Hook, Les Edgerton, martin Stanley, Paul D Brazill, recommended reads, Zoe Howe

a-funny-thing-happened-on-the-way-to-billingham-forumA Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Billingham Forum – Martin Stanley

The Stanton Brothers are back and they have a plan to rip-off a drug deal that takes place at Billingham Forum. But,as ever,  things soon spiral violently out of control. Martin Stanley’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Billingham Forum is simply fantastic. A violent and funny masterclass in Brit Grit crime fiction that is full of sharp dialogue and great characters.

The Death Of Tarpons by Les Edgeron

Cory returns to the small town he grew up in and digs through the ashes of his past. Les Edgerton’s The Death Of Tarpons is a brilliantly written, vividly evocative, and very moving coming-of- age story with a razor-sharp edge.the-death-of-tarpons

church-of-wireChurch Of Wire by Andrew Hook

Mordent is a private detective on the trail of a serial killer whose victims are the survivors of attacks from other serial killers. His investigation eventually leads him to a strange religious cult known as The Church Of Wire. Andrew Hook’s Church Of Wire is a quirky, clever and vividly cinematic twist on the PI tale that would make a great HBO television series.

Shine On, Marquee Moon – Zoe Howe shine-on-marquee-moon

Sylvie works for Concierge, former New Romantic superstars who are in the middle of a career comeback. She is also engaged to one of the band, moody Nick. However things swiftly turn pear-shaped when Sylvie starts to suspect that Nick’s mansion is haunted.  Zoe Howe’s Shine On, Marquee Moon is a freewheeling blend of romantic comedy, French farce and musical satire that is choc-full of laugh out loud moments.