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Spine Farm: Out Now

“Let’s nail this ruddy arse-wipe.”

Christmas has come early for fans of Paignton Noir – my new e-book SPINE FARM is out now via Amazon.

UK link

US link

This one takes place a few months after the end of SNUFF RACKET (or MEAT BUBBLES, depending on which one you have read), and paves the way for BONEYARD DOGS next summer.

I never planned on writing this one, but I really enjoy telling the stories between the stories: shifting the pieces around the board, fleshing out the supporting characters and working out what makes Joe Rey tick. (And detailing hideous suburban atrocities, obviously!)

It is also set at Christmastime, in a snow-covered Paignton, so now is definitely the best time to read it!

If SNUFF RACKET was my twist on the serial killer sub-genre, and SLUG BAIT was my version of a heist story, this one drags the cold case sub-genre into Paignton Noir territory. I hope people dig it.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Still coming to terms with the traumatic events depicted in SNUFF RACKET, Paignton private investigator Joe Rey finds himself enlisted by hapless local cops Benson and Hedges to assist with a sting operation. Rey gets more than he bargained for, however, when he pursues a vicious sex criminal known as the Ladyscraper into a derelict tract of farmland. What he discovers shocks the whole town to its core, and Rey commits himself to unravelling a decades-old mystery involving a cabal of powerful men who want their queasy secrets to remain dead and buried. Welcome to the SPINE FARM.


About Tom Leins

Tom Leins is the author of the Paignton Noir mysteries SKULL MEAT, SNUFF RACKET, SPINE FARM, SIN CLINIC, SLUG BAIT, SLOP SHOP and BONEYARD DOGS and the short story collections MEAT BUBBLES & OTHER STORIES (Close To The Bone), REPETITION KILLS YOU (All Due Respect), TEN PINTS OF BLOOD (Close To The Bone) and THE GOOD BOOK: FAIRY TALES FOR HARD MEN (All Due Respect).

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