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About Tony Black
Tony Black's most recent title is WRECKED, the fifth instalment in his Gus Dury series.
You can visit his website at: www.tonyblack.net
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It’s certainly bad luck that the Edinburgh detective picked today to tell his wife about his recent affair. But with Scotland’s capital city falling into lawlessness and a rabid media calling for his head, Gillespie has much more to worry about than just who has blood on their hands.
And with a boss who cares more about his golf average than the body count and a rookie partner who knows more about coffee than he does about crime, the detective has never felt more of an outsider. That’s just the way he likes it.
Slings & Arrows is a fast-paced psychological thriller that pulls at the edges of a fraying society.
Gus Dury is a changed man. He is off the Edinburgh streets and back with estranged wife, Debs. He has promised her that he won't get involved in any more dodgy cases which the police can't or won't solve. And above all, he's off the drink. In his pocket at all times is a half bottle of Scotch, but although the label is worn to shreds, he has never so much as loosened the cap.
Then his brother Michael is found dead with a bullet in his heart and Gus' life begins to unravel all over again. How can he keep the promises he has made and still avenge his brother's murder?
Loss, Tony Black's third novel about washed-up hack turned private investigator Gus Dury, is absolutely gripping - a labyrinth of violence, secrets and emotion. A true rollercoaster of a read.
Urquhart has travelled across the country to find his missing teenage daughter — who definitely doesn't want to be found. As Dury gets closer to locating Caroline, what he uncovers is a web of lies and deceit and some painful realisations that lead back to his own tangled past.
Last Orders is a 14,000 word novella, first published in the Edinburgh Evening News, from the author of the Random House UK Gus Dury series: Paying for It, Gutted, Loss, and Long Time Dead.
As both an award-winning journalist and one of the most acclaimed crime writers of recent times Tony Black is uniquely placed to interview crime fiction's bestselling authors. Black takes an often no-holds-barred approach and pushes friendships to the limit as he teases out the truth on subjects as diverse as politics, the writing life, popular culture and personal histories. Always entertaining and often heartfelt this series of exchanges offers an entertaining, humorous and eclectic look at some of the genre's leading lights.
"For anyone at all interested in crime writers and crime writing - hell, for anyone even vaguely interested in writing and stories - this is an indispensable collection, full of insight and revelation."
- from the foreword by Doug Johnstone, author of Gone Again
In a cold, windswept field on the outskirts of Edinburgh, lies the brutally mutilated body of a young woman. As DI Rob Brennan looks at the tangled mass of limbs and blood, he feels his heart freeze.
Like Fiona Gow five years earlier, this girl has been strangled with her own stockings, sexually mutilated and her eyes have been gouged out. Is this the work of an Edinburgh Ripper? The press certainly think so.
Rob Brennan is determined to uncover the truth - however painful that might be. But truth is hard to come by in a world of police rivalries, media hysteria and copycat crime.
Australia is the Lucky Country, and Joey Driscol knows it.
It's a far cry from his native Ireland, but he believes this is the place his family can make a new life and forget the troubles of the past. There's a good life, a new house, regular work and, in time, they welcome their new son Marti into the world.
But as years pass, their new life thousands of miles from the Old Country comes under threat. Joey's wife struggles with personal demons, and their marriage is on the rocks. When his wife suddenly disappears with their child, Joey is beside himself, with no clues about where they are.
Soon, Joey learns that he will have to confront the ghosts of his past... and come to terms with an uncertain future.