Simon Spurrier - Contract - from the man that brought me Six Gun Gorilla ! Gotta be worth a try !
Always enjoyable when people remember/discover I do a bit of the old prosemaking as well. Contract is one of my favourite things, partly because it’s so divisive.
My first proper novel, written before I started to suspect a writer should probably take responsibility for making their stories accessible and/or commercial, it’s written in an incredibly neurotic/unhealthy style. Readers tend to either completely buy into it and get carried on the beats, or find it really off-putting. Few shades of grey in between.
Quite apart from anything else I like to imagine it’s one of the best-researched manuals on Practical Ways To Kill People you’ll find on the shelves, which is fun.
My second crime novel, A Serpent Uncoiled, is far less problematic stylistically. But very very rude. Because Me.