We meet at John's Edinburgh top floor apartment in the Georgian New Town where he lives with his artist partner, Dawn. Commanding panoramic views across the west and north of the city, with the Ochil mountains in the distance, it is, by his own confession, a very messy place, in need of a good tidy up, with boxes of books, rolls of tape, bits of paper, envelopes and clutter filling otherwise dusty surfaces. The wood floors are covered in richly coloured ethnic rugs. One room is full of thousands of vinyl records and CDs, another has one wall lined with books. A scatter-gun assembly of volumes from Tom Wolfe and Steinbeck to football biographies
I keep laughing, then crying, then laughing.
Teesside Missed - 'football, sex, rock and roll and murder on teesside... what more do you need?'
My favourite characters in any book...ever
'You can take the boy out of Teesside but you can't take Teesside out of the boy.'
The best thing to come out of Teesside since the parmo!
A totally addictive series.
Smog, grit and determination
'Nick, Jeff and Julie feel like family. That's how well written they are.'
Realistic, believable, genuine people of Teesside.
love the books. need more asap!
Once you're hooked, you just can't wait for the next one
Gripping and unputdownable
so funny and real. highly recommend them
Life, love and reality in a northern town
Teesside Steal - 'A footballing web of intrigue, murder and violence'
Fantastic, great crime thrillers
I've never felt so close to any characters in any book before