Troubador Shamus Dust

Excerpt from Shamus Dust

Released: 28/10/2019

ISBN: 9781838590437

eISBN: 9781838599867

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Shamus Dust

Hard Winter. Cold War. Cool Murder.


Two candles flaring at a Christmas crib. A nurse who steps inside a church to light them. A gunshot emptied in a man’s head in the creaking stillness before dawn, that the nurse says she didn’t hear. It’s 1947 in the snowbound, war-scarred City of London, where Pandora’s Box just got opened in the ruins, City Police has a vice killing on its hands, and a spooked councilor hires a shamus to help spare his blushes. Like the Buddha says, everything is connected. So it all can be explained. But that’s a little cryptic when you happen to be the shamus, and you’re standing over a corpse.

The Audiobook of SHAMUS DUST will be released to reviewers in August along with the book and eBook. My thanks to John Reilly (CBS Radio, The Disney Channel and many others) whose reading captures the noir mood and rhythms beautifully. If you're a reviewer, please contact Matador's Sophie Morgan.

A modern wonder! Now you can listen to excerpts (as well as read them) on the SHAMUS DUST website. Click to hear John Reilly's private-eye narrator put you right in period from the get-go. A super recording too, with more excerpts being added as the audiobook progresses. Can't wait to hear how it ends!

Great excitement! The Audiobook is now in post-production, and the web site is ready for release. Also a message from John Reilly. Of his readiing of Newman, the private-eye who narrates Shamus Dust, he writes: "I really enjoyed taking on this character. I hope your readers (and listeners) like him as much as I do." Very many thanks, John, and all good wishes.

This is great - it’s elegant and spare but still cloaks itself in a terrific atmosphere. I liked the backstreet whores and the tipster barbers; the gold-leaf dining rooms and the tenement bedrooms. For me, it rang of Chandler - a grey-skied, British ‘Big Sleep’.

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Janet Roger

Janet Roger was apprehended for the first time at age three, on the lam from a strange new part of town. The desk sergeant looked stern, but found her a candy bar in his pocket anyway. Big mistake. He should have taken away her shoelaces. She's been on the run ever since.

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