Brothers in Blood
By Amer Anwar
Brothers in Blood is a tough new crime thriller set in the heart of West London's Asian community - the start of an unmissable new series.
THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018
GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018
BOOKS IN THE MEDIA BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2018
FEATURED ON CRIME TIME BEST OF THE YEAR 2018
WINNER OF THE CWA DEBUT DAGGER
'[A] brilliant debut' Sunday Times Crime Club
'A fresh and exciting new voice to the genre' Ann Cleeves
'Gritty, compelling and authentic' Daily Express
'Fascinating' CJ Carver
'Enjoyable. Fast-paced. Recommended.' Observer
'Raw! Authentic! The crime thriller that I've been waiting for' Khurram Rahman
'Terrific' The Times
'One of the best books I've read this year' The Crime Novel Reader
'Impressive, Brutal, Convincing' Mail on Sunday
'You won't be putting this book down' Hardeep Singh Kohli
'A satisfying slice of action-led crime . . . readers (will be) hooked from the off' Skinny
THEY'RE NOT BOUND BY FAMILY. BUT A FAMILY COULD TEAR THEM APART.
Southall, West London. After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders' yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him.
But when Zaq is forced to search for his boss's runaway daughter, he quickly finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge.
With time running out and pressure mounting, can he find the missing girl before it's too late? And if he does, can he keep her - and himself - alive long enough to deal with the people who want them both dead?
Amer Anwar grew up in West London. After leaving college he had a variety of jobs, including warehouse assistant, comic book lettering artist, a driver for emergency doctors and chalet rep in the French Alps. He eventually landed a job as a creative artworker/graphic designer and spent a decade and a half producing artwork, mainly for the home entertainment industry. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London and is a winner of the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award.
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06 Sep 2018
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[A] brilliant debut — Sunday Times Crime Club
Tense and pacey . . . fast and furious' — Guardian
A fresh and exciting new voice to the genre — Ann Cleeves
Gritty, compelling and authentic, with an engaging hero and a hugely enjoyable plot — Daily Express
Have never read anything so action-packed and tense! A fantastic read! — Ausma Zehanat Khan
Enjoyable. Fast-paced. Recommended — Observer
A sometimes violent, always excellent West London Asian crimer — Daily Sport
Gritty, startlingly original and great fun — Robert Bryndza
The finest story telling finds the epic in the intimate and the intimate in the epic. Brothers in Blood introduces new voices and new communities into the world of crime fiction...you won't be putting this book down — Hardeep Singh Kohli
A damn good read that I found impossible to put down. When can I read the next one? — CJ Carver
An authentic slice of Brit Asian noir... Gripping — Vaseem Khan
Fast paced, daring and totally gripping. Very real characters, tough but vulnerable at the same time.' — Dreda Say Mitchell
'It's no accident that Amer Anwar has so vividly and passionately described the goings-on, happy and desperate, in Southall, west London. He has lived there all his life, within its large Asian population. Zaq Khan, the endearing Sikh hero of Brothers in Blood, is utterly convincing too. He has had a rough time, with a spell in prison. He gets a job after his release; his boss orders him to find his runaway daughter. He cannot refuse, even though his efforts bring him into dangerous conflict with the local baddies. Terrific dialogue and much humour.' — The Times Crime Books of the Year
An engaging hero, a cunning plot, and a fascinating journey into Southall's underworld. We'll be hearing a lot more from Amer Anwar — Mick Herron
A fine debut novel. With his engaging characters and skilful plotting, Anwar brings a fresh and exciting new voice to the genre — Ann Cleeves
What a wild ride! Have never read anything so action-packed and tense! A fantastic read — Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of The Unquiet Dead
Raw! Authentic! The crime thriller that I've been waiting for — Khurrum Rahman, author of East of Hounslow
The finest story telling finds the epic in the intimate and the intimate in the epic. Brothers in Blood introduces new voices and new communities into the world of crime fiction. Those readers who don't own a coffee table or a bedside cabinet need not worry; you won't be putting this book down — Hardeep Singh Kohli, broadcaster, columnist and writer