The arrival of an assured and exhilarating new voice in literary crime fiction.
Tom Benn was born in 1987, and grew up in Stockport. He is a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA and was the recipient of the 2009 Malcolm Bradbury bursary.
"Tom Benn, Stockport born and bred, is that rare thing. A
startlingly new, ridiculously stylish, home-grown voice. Despite
more than a casual nod to a rain-sodden Hulme dialect, Benn's debut
is so full of energy and sharp one-liners, it will travel far and
wide" -- Henry Sutton * Daily Mirror *
"I've never wanted to listen to the soundtrack to a book so much. Another element that stands out in the madly bloody but sometimes brilliant book is how the characters speak. Accents are notoriously tricky on the page, but Benn captures the south Manchester patter impressively" -- Rebecca Armstrong * Independent *
"Tom Benn is set to be one of the distinctive crime writers of his generation. In Henry Bane he has created a sharp, sarcastic anti-hero with his own warped sense of honour and a narrative voice that is truly distinctive" -- Adam Colclough * Shots *
"A new name in the crime fiction section, is about to give us another hero of the genre" -- Sarah Walters * Manchester Evening News *
"A grisly thriller catches the feel and fear of Manchester on the slide" -- Christopher Bray * World Magazine *