Sunday, 16 January 2011

Extract from 'The Drop' - now on-line

My publisher 'No Exit' has put an extract from 'The Drop' on their web page.
In these pages, David Blake goes to see drug dealer Billy Warren with his enforcer Finney. There they encounter one of the Premiership's finest in the middle of a coke deal.

Great First Reviews for 'The Drop'

The first reviews of 'The Drop' are in and thankfully they are great, better than I could have hoped for. I'm delighted and also relieved because I think my confidence might have been a tad dented if they'd all said the book was crap!

Crime Time Magazine called 'The Drop': "A classic British gangster novel that evokes and matches some of the best writing in the genre"

Renowned Crime Writer, Nick Quantrill said: "Linskey is sure to be at the forefront of Northern crime writing in 2011."

And finally best seller Simon Kernick called 'The Drop': "A brutal hard-hitting debut", which is a quote that now proudly adorns the book jacket.

That's a great start for a debut crime writer. Here's hoping for a few more positive reviews in 2011.