From the ranks of my Cops Writing Crime Squad comes the debut novel from fellow Aussie ex-cop, Greg James.
I added Greg to the Squad a while back, knowing he was well on the way to his first novel, and having had the honour of reading an earlier manuscript.
We come from different Australian police forces, but we share an awful lot. Not the least of which is we both now write crime fiction. And we both want to tell stories about what we experienced.
See Greg's website.
Bordertown hit the shelves last month and I was thrilled to travel up to Queensland to join Greg for his book launch. And as a bonus I met Australian country music artist Kevin Sullivan, also an ex-cop, performing at the launch before heading off to Nashville to do some recording. See Kevin's website.
I am very much looking forward to reading the final version of Bordertown, and I'll be blogging my review in due course.
What I can tell you from my read of the manuscript is that this is cop realism at its very best: the cops, the local community, the social dynamics, the environment. This is cop writing you can taste, smell, feel, and picture yourself there. But then wish you couldn't. Its that good, that visceral.
Grab yourself a copy.
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