Next cab of the rank from me is, R.I.P Robbie Silva, a bit of a heist novel and definitely the most fun I have ever had in the writer's chair. Here's the hook ...
Jed Collins, fresh from jail, is struggling to go straight when he hooks up with wild child Gail. Before long Jed's back to blagging - with Gail in tow. But Jed has a past, and Gail has a secret about her gangster father she wants to keep under wraps. In R.I.P Robbie Silva, one week in the Scottish capital for Jed and Gail turns into a bloody rollercoaster ride that leads straight to hell.
Early reads have been beyond generous, with Irish noir master Ken Bruen coughing up this beaut of a blurb:
''Tony Black is the Tom Waits of Crime fiction, yes, that good.'' -Ken Bruen
How could I not be chuffed to bits with that?
:: R.I.P Robbie Silva is coming soon from Blasted Heath