Barney Thomson — awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber — lives a life of desperate mediocrity. Shunned at work and at home, unable to break out of a twenty-year rut, each dull day blends seamlessly into the next.
However, there is no life so tedious that it cannot be spiced up by inadvertent murder, a deranged psychopath, and a freezer full of neatly packaged meat.
Barney Thomson's uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer…
Praise for Douglas Lindsay:
"The plot, Russian literature fans, is a modern spin on Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. The bloody ending, movie buffs, is pure Reservoir Dogs." – The Mirror
"This is pitch-black comedy spun from the finest writing. Fantastic plot, unforgettable scenes and plenty of twisted belly laughs." – New Woman
"This chilling black comedy unfolds at dizzying speed...an impressive debut novel." – Sunday Mirror
"Gleefully macabre, hugely enjoyable black burlesque." – The Scotsman
THE BARNEY THOMSON novels in order:
#1 THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON
#2 THE BARBER SURGEON'S HAIRSHIRT
#3 MURDERERS ANONYMOUS
#4 THE RESURRECTION OF BARNEY THOMSON
#5 THE LAST FISH SUPPER
#6 THE HAUNTING OF BARNEY THOMSON
#7 THE FINAL CUT
These seven novels can be bought together as a set. Search for THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN.
Also look for THE END OF DAYS, a standalone Barney Thomson novella that can be enjoyed at any point in the sequence.
About the author:
Douglas Lindsay is the author of the Barney Thomson crime series and three other novels: THE UNBURIED DEAD, WE ARE THE HANGED MAN, and LOST IN JAUREZ. Also look out for his short stories: THE CASE OF THE STAINED GLASS WIDOW and SANTA'S CHRISTMAS EVE BLUES. Douglas lives in Somerset.