Ray Banks’ first novel, The Big Blind, was published in America in 2004, but his first UK success came with Saturday’s Child, published by Polygon in 2006. Saturday’s Child introduces the character of PI Callum Innes, who returns in the short story Donkey Work and Banks’ third novel, Donkey Punch.
Ray Banks currently works in retail, but has been a wedding singer, a salesman, and a croupier (work which influenced The Big Blind). His short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies, as well as articles for crime writing websites such as Allan Guthrie’s Noir Originals.
Banks currently lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with his wife Anastasia