'The Godfather in Great Yarmouth' Ian Rankin
'An atmospheric and riveting tale' Guardian
* * * * * The Sun
'Harry Brett writes a fun plot with witty elegance' The Times
When local crime boss Richard Goodwin is pulled from the river by his office it looks like suicide. But as his widow Tatiana feared, Rich collected enemies like poker chips, and half of Great Yarmouth's criminal fraternity would have had reason to kill him.
Realising how little she knows about the man she married, Tatty seeks to uncover the truth about Rich's death and take over the reins of the family business, overseeing a waterfront casino deal Rich hoped would put Yarmouth on the map.
Out of the shadows at last, it is Tatty's time now, and she isn't going to let Rich's brother, or anyone else, stand in her way. But an American has been in town asking the right people the wrong questions, more bodies turn up, along with a brutal new gang. The stakes have never been higher.
With her family to protect, and a business to run, Tatty soon learns that power comes with a price . . .
'Fearsomely good' Nicci French
'A 21st century Long Good Friday' Tony Parsons
'Taut and atmospheric' Eva Dolan
'Gripping, compelling, original crime drama' Dreda Say Mitchell
'Darkly brooding and atmospheric' M.J. McGrath
'Time to Win redraws the landscape of British noir' Stav Sherez
'A tour de force' William Ryan
'I loved Time to Win' Julia Crouch
'Gritty and stark' Sunday Mirror
'Time To Win is firmly in the top flight of crime writing' Crime Scene
He has judged numerous literary prizes, including the John Lewellyn Rhys Prize and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. He has been the Literary Editor of Esquire magazine and the Books Editor of the Daily Mirror. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where he is a Senior Lecturer and the director of the new Creative Writing MA Crime Fiction.
He lives in Norwich with his family.