Alan Parks…Malcolm…McKay…Stay Shevez, Some first rate UK crime writers coming through these last few years.
Joseph Knox whose Aidan Waits series started appearing in 2017 is one of the most promising of th lot. There’s also lots of musically themed chapter titles to keep ATM massive readers happy.
Condemned to endlessly prowl Manchester’s late night streets by the demonic superintendent Parrs, Waits graveyard shift life is a never-ending spiral of booze, broads and class A drugs with the odd quirky case thrown in.
Published in mid-last year, The Sleepwalker, sees Knox ratchet up the tension with the tale of the horrific immolation of a child killer (think Ian Brady) and two of Waits’ colleagues. Well-written and pacey, Knox’ work stands comparison with the likes of Aidan McKInty’s Sean Doyle series set in early ’70s Norn’ Ireland. Let’s hope that Knox isn’t hamstrung by the poor sales that condemned McKinty to knock Doyle on the head and start writing more mainstream fare for the mass market.
Length of Read:Medium
Might appeal to people who enjoyed…
Ian Rankin, Alan Parks, Malcolm, McKay, Frank Lean or any first rate UK Police procedural writer
One thing you’ve learned
Down the dirty streets of late night Manchester a man who is himself not dirty must still go!