Described by Irvine Welsh…

…as his favourite British crime writer, which is no small accolade, Tony Black is back with Murder Mile, his second novel to feature DI Rob Brennan.

In a cold, windswept field on the outskirts of Edinburgh, lies the brutally mutilated body of a young woman. As DI Rob Brennan looks at the tangled mass of limbs and blood, he feels his heart freeze.

Like Fiona Gow five years earlier, this girl has been strangled with her own stockings, sexually mutilated and her eyes have been gouged out. Is this the work of an Edinburgh Ripper? The press certainly think so.

Rob Brennan is determined to uncover the truth – however painful that might be. But truth is hard to come by in a world of police rivalries, media hysteria and copycat crime.

Murder Mile is published this week on April 12th. Full details here.

You can also catch Tony at a number of events, including:

Dundee, April 12th (with Caro Ramsay and Doug Johnstone)

Edinburgh, April 17th

Ayr, June 1st