ISBN: 978-0-85716-040-9
Price: £7.99
Format: Paperback
Size: 129mm x 198mm
Extent: 170pp
Fiction: Crime and Mystery

The Storm Without
Tony Black

Still recovering from the harrowing case that ended his police career, Doug Michie returns to his boyhood home of Ayr on Scotland’s wind-scarred west coast. He hopes to rebuild his shattered life, get over the recent failure of his marriage and shed his demons, but the years have changed the birthplace of the poet Robert Burns.

When Doug meets his old school-day flame Lyn, however, he feels his past may offer the salvation of a future.  But, Lyn’s son has been accused of murder and she begs Doug to find the truth. 

Soon Doug is tangled in a complicated web of corrupt politicians, frightened journalists and a police force in cahoots with criminals.  Only Burns’ philosophical musings offer Doug some shelter as he wanders the streets of Auld Ayr battling The Storm Without.

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The Author

Tony Black is Irvine Welsh’s favourite British crime writer. The author of six critically-acclaimed crime novels he was a national newspaper journalist before turning to writing novels.  His fourth book, Long Time Dead will be filmed for the cinema in 2012.  Visit his website at: 

"...another masterclass in Tartan Noir."
Daily Record
"This is an elegiac noir for the memory of a place, delivered in a prose as bleakly beautiful as the setting."
The Guardian
"Tony Black is my favourite British crime writer."
Irvine Welsh

"Tony Black is one of those excellent perpetrators of Scottish noir."
The Times

"If you’re a fan of Rankin, Mina or Welsh this is most certainly one for you."
The Scotsman