‘Jacob Ross is a unique and thrilling new voice in crime fiction’ MARK BILLINGHAM
Delving into issues of family, class and loyalty, Black Rain Falling is a stunning crime novel that asks how far one should go to protect those they love.
On the Caribbean island of Camaho, forensics expert Michael ‘Digger’ Digson is in deep trouble.
His fellow CID detective Miss Stanislaus kills a man in self-defence – their superiors believe it was murder, and Digger given just six weeks to prove his friend is innocent.
While the authorities bear down on them, Digger and Miss Stanislaus investigate a shocking roadside murder, the first tremors of a storm of crime and corruption that will break over Camaho at any moment.
PRAISE FOR THE BONE READERS
‘The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity’ Guardian
‘It’s masterly. I’ve started to read it again with increasing admiration’ Crime Time
‘A breathtaking, thought-provoking, and yes, brilliant read. I know this is a book I shall go back to again and again’
‘Ross’s novel is one that effortlessly draws together the past and the present, gender, politics and the legacy of colonialism in a top quality Caribbean set crime thriller. The Bone Readers is a wonderful read’ Catherine Johnson
‘By turns thrilling, visceral and meditative, and always cinematic’
Musa Okwonga ‘An unconventional crime novel, and one that exposes the dark underbelly of ‘paradise” Book Muse (blog)
‘I was fascinated by Ross’ ability to create characters with depth and diversity. A great read’ Not Chai tea (blog)
‘A unique read, paced to the islands where it takes place with a group of interesting characters I will enjoy following into future books’ Word Dreams (blog) ‘An engaging, poetic and twist-filled Caribbean crime-noir novel. Masterful’ Book Witty (blog)