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PUBLICATION DATE: February 25, 2021
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Bobby March Will Live Forever
By (author) Alan Parks
‘Its plot twists and turns . . . Fascinating’ The Times’Addictive’ iWHO IS TO BLAME WHEN NO ONE IS INNOCENT?There’s a heatwave in Glasgow and the drugs trade is booming. The whole force is searching for missing thirteen-year-old Alice Kelly. All except Harry McCoy, who has been taken off the case after a run-in with the boss, and is instead sent alone to investigate the death of rock-star Bobby March, who has just overdosed in the Royal Stuart hotel.The papers want blood. The force wants results. McCoy has a hunch. But does he have enough time?
Reviews of Bobby March Will Live Forever
The latest star of Tartan noir – perhaps even a successor to the late, great William McIlvanney . . . Gripping, utterly authentic and nerve-jangling, this novel announces a fine new voice in crime writing * * Daily Mail * * 1970s Glasgow hewn from flesh and drawn in blood — PETER MAY A potent tale of death . . . Alan Parks's excellent first novel propels him into the top class of Scottish noir authors . . . Detective Harry McCoy . . . is so noir that he makes most other Scottish cops seem light grey * * The Times, Book of the Month * * PRAISE FOR BLOODY JANUARY: An old-school cop novel written with wit and economy . . . Think McIlvanney or Get Carter — IAN RANKIN This piece of tartan noir, with its twisting, turning plot, is full of fun period detail * * The Times, Best Books of 2020 * * Parks captures the feel of a city long vanished in a breathless and tense retro crime caper * * The Sun * * Alan Parks has swiftly established himself as an exciting new voice in the world of tartan noir . . . Parks knows the city intimately, and this comes across effortlessly on the page * * Scotland on Sunday * * Draws the reader in with equal parts of twist and grit . . . It's McCoy, though, who makes this series something special – he's multi-layered and three-dimensional, with his own idiosyncratic work ethic . . . With this third instalment of the McCoy books, Parks has continued to build a series that no crime fan should miss: dangerous, thrilling, but with a kind voice to cut through the darkness * * Scotsman * * Addictive reading * * i * * Even better than its predecessors . . . Its plot twists and turns, provoking laughter and tears . . . Fascinating and dangerous . . . Parks has clearly studied the masters of tartan noir but has his own voice. He shows how, among the welter of violence, a spontaneous act of kindness can have just as great an impact * * The Times, Book of the Month * *
Alan Parks has worked in the music industry for over twenty years. His debut novel Bloody January was shortlisted for the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere. He lives and works in Glasgow.Bobby March Will Live Forever is the third Harry McCoy thriller.