Tuesday, 2 April 2013


Those fine fellas over at Blasted Heath have put together a new jacket for my noir novella RIP ROBBIE SILVA.

I was chuffed to bits with the first one but the thinking was that it was just a little too macho for the content - so here we have a fine rendering of said themes via the medium of a chick with a gun. Happy campers all round now, I'm sure. A lovely job indeed.

For those of you unfamiliar with RIP ROBBIE SILVA - and I have to say, it's one of my fav writing experiences, loved working on this one - then here is the blurbage, as per Amazon: 

Jed Collins, fresh from jail, is struggling to go straight when he hooks up with wild child Gail. Before long Jed is back to blagging ― with Gail in tow. But Jed has a past, and Gail has a secret about her gangster father that she wants to keep under wraps. One week in the Scottish capital for Jed and Gail turns into a bloody rollercoaster ride that leads straight to hell.

And some very nice people have been kind enough to give their opinion on the book:

"RIP Robbie Silva might be the most dead-on accurate description of Edinburgh since Trainspotting."
-Barry Graham

"Lightning pace, a very nice twist that raises it above the typical crime story, and more heart than I would've expected. What makes this really sing, though, is the writing, which is exceptional."
-Dave Zeltserman

"Tony Black is the Tom Waits of Crime Fiction, yes, that good."
-Ken Bruen

What can I say, chuffed doesn't cut it.

::  If you'd like to get hold of RIP ROBBIE SILVA it's at Amazon in the UK and the USA.