'This extraordinary thriller has a gallery of wonderful characters from a crazy vicar to a blind bodyguard. A frightening and fast-paced story with the huge bonus of several chapters which are hysterically funny. Don't miss this one!' --Actor, Richard Briers
'FIVE STARS. This is a great holiday book!!! Think Tom Sharpe (Wilt, Riotous Assembly, etc) with balls. Royden manages to flesh out his 'wacky characters' with just enough reality that even the cross-dressing Colonel and the unhinged, pot-smoking, Harley Davidson-riding Vicar of Buntleyford are believable (I think he was the Vicar at my last wedding actually). If you want a great laugh and you are not worried about the strange looks that you'll get on the plane when you pee yourself, then add it to your hand luggage!! Unfortunately I was on the No. 41 bus when I read it and am now being sued by The Hampshire Bus Cleaning Company!!!...I loved it!!...A gripping story that had me guessing to the end. If I could give it 6 stars, I would!' --Gary Shail - Quadrophenia
'fast, funny and compelling...I was hooked from the start and couldn t put the book down...I found myself laughing out loud on several chapters, and even read a few parts twice over they were that funny. Highly recommended. My book of the year!' --International recording artiste, Simon Fung - China Black
About the Author
Tony Royden is a London-based composer/song writer/music producer who has successfully managed to establish himself in many diverse fields within the music industry; from composing stage musicals to producing top 20 pop/dance records and musically directing a prime time BBC TV chat show. Tony can boast over 80 BBCTV title music commissions - including The BAFTA TV Awards, 3 National Lottery shows (including The National Lottery Wright Ticket), EMMAs 2002, Hot Wax, Song For Europe, Grandstand, The Other Half, The O-Zone, The Booker Prize, Winter Olympics, Radio 1 Road Show, Michael Palin presents The Grierson Awards, Mind Games, Equinox and The Red Nose Awards - to name but a few. In 1987, Tony had great success with his musical 'Tanya', for which he wrote music, words, and screenplay. The story of a girl's struggle to beat her addiction to drugs, 'Tanya', was sold to and produced by the BBC - and has been shown in its entirety throughout Europe. The Dealer is Tony's first novel, and promises more for the future.