Bay of Martyrs

Written by Tony Black and Matt Neal —  Tony Black is a past master of crime writing with 13 novels to his name and seven…

Summoning the Dead

Written by Tony Black — Detective Inspector Bob Valentine of the Ayr police is a man with a special talent. The dead plead with him. Ever since…

A Taste of Ashes

Tony Black’s second DI Bob Valentine novel is set in the west coast town of Ayr. Valentine is a cop who places himself – literally –…

A Taste of Ashes

The west coast town of Ayr is the backdrop to A Taste of Ashes, the second of Tony Black’s novels featuring DI Bob Valentine. He…

A Taste of Ashes

Written by Tony Black — Detective Inspector Bob Valentine has recently returned to work in the West Scotland town of Ayr after being stabbed in the…

Roy Grace makes theatrical debut

Crime-based drama has been packing them in to theatres worldwide for decades. However, while classics of the Agatha Christie ilk are common, it’s a little…

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Mr Rankin the playwright

On the Radar — This week we have two curiosities among the exciting new releases. Firstly – and this is certainly a first for CFL…

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Murder Mile

The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. Following his successful Gus Dury series, he’s turned his attention to the police procedural…

Interview: Tony Black

If you like your crime fiction gritty and lean Tony Black’s your man. With two highly successful series under his belt – the Gus Dury…

The Storm Without

Written by Tony Black — ‘Irvine Welsh’s favourite British crime writer.’ That is one hell of plaudit to live up to, but Tony Black has…

Murder Mile

Written by Tony Black — The term ‘tartan noir’ might have been coined for Tony Black. His Gus Dury series, following the gradual downward spiral…