I was able to read a pre-publication version of this book and really enjoyed it. Set a few years in the past before mobile phones, tablets and virtual reality were a part of everyday life, The Boss Killers alternates between three groups of people: friends trying to help their mate out with his ambition of killing his unbelievably annoying boss, a group of London gangland bosses whose hitmen kill their targets in ever-increasingly bizarre and unpleasant ways, and the police detective trying to hunt them down. Tied up with this is the legendary lard club (a place any food lover should go) and the mysterious Mr X ... And of course all the stories get tangled up together. The story whips through at a fair pace and there are many laugh out loud moments as well as a few where I found myself closing my eyes or squeaking in horror! it's a very enjoyable read that any fan of crime novels or black humour will enjoy! Incredible to think that this is Keith Gillison's first novel - I hope there are many more to come.