“It has been an atypically harsh winter, and Paignton looks blurred and uneven under the low winter sun. I step out of the Oldenburg and reconcile myself to Winner Street’s sour, dead smells. Sometimes I swear that this town has a weird stink that even I’m not used to yet. The street is slick with icy drizzle. It is so cold I think that my toenails might crack. Even the drunkest, most depleted prostitutes aren’t working the stroll on a day like this.”
So begins BONEYARD DOGS, the latest Paignton Noir Mystery – out today via UK publisher Close To The Bone.
This book is the sequel to MEAT BUBBLES & OTHER STORIES and also sees Joe Rey get reacquainted with certain characters first introduced in series opener SKULL MEAT.
It’s a whodunit with the intensity of a revenge thriller and it goes some way to explaining Rey’s character and actions.
It’s the first Paignton Noir book of the year, but it won’t be the last!