"I'm recommending these to anyome who loves a good crime novel. They are a bit out of the ordinary because the main character is a Scene of Crime Officer, Roger Conniston. As this is the author's own profession it makes the books read very authoritatively. You know he knows what it's really like.
There are several threads running through the books; Roger's home life, the jobs he's working on, the underworld gangs he comes up against and not least, criminal elements and all-round bad lots in the police force.
I read the first book and was really impressed with Andy's writing style. He uses some marvellous descriptive writing and his dialogue is really believable. It's down to earth, gritty, just as you imagine it would be. There's a dark humour that I love in these books and there's also a real wisdom and understanding of human nature.
You know I get a bit carried away when I enjoy something but it's a long time since I was so excited by 'discovering' an author. I hearily recommend these to you. (Unless you're very squeamish!)"
A Long Time Dead
No More Tears