'A Tyneside Dashiell Hammett to put Martina Cole firmly in her place.' - The Times
'Howard Linskey does for Newcastle what Ian Rankin has done for Edinburgh' - New York Journal of Books
'An exhilarating and wild ride through the dark and mean streets of Newcastle, bringing to mind the terrifying rush of Goodfellas as well as the urban noir of George Pelecanos... a white knuckle read.' -- - Catholic Herald (2 July)
About the Author
Howard Linskey has worked as a barman, journalist, catering manager and marketing manager for a celebrity chef, as well as in a variety of sales and account management jobs. He has written for newspapers, magazines and websites on a number of subjects. The Drop
was Howard's debut novel, published by No Exit in 2011, followed in 2012 by The Damage
. Originally from Ferryhill in County Durham, he now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Alison and daughter Erin.