Was very appy when I received a signed review copy in the post last week I William Gibson had read the Robbie Silva RIP story and a couple of others before on ebook but was thanappy to read them againTony Black s work is amazing and e as uite uickly become my favourite Authors and if you read this anthology you will know why5 stars I d Bandbox heard a fair bit about Tony Black and this was a very good appetizer size portion ofis work You get to know Gus Dury and like Everglades (Doc Ford Mystery, him withis sardonic sense of Kicking It (Alex Craft, humor anduman foibles The story arc Homeport here was effective and so was the Scots atmosphere Now I m keen to see what Black does with Gus inis full length outings 255 starsMan plans God laughs Loc 80I d once Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose had aouseful of paperbacks but was now reduced to doing all my reading on the screen of a Kindle I d been resistant at first books were like vinyl to me each one ad istory a time and a place they were purchased a memory of the first play or read to regale with but now I was swept along with the convenience of a mobile library in my pocket Loc 290 Ex reporter turned reluctant PI for Breaking Down (The Garage, hire Gus Dury is on the trail of the missing sixteen year old daughter of church minister Callum Uruhart However finding the girl and the truth behind the girl s disappearance is just the final straw for Dury in this dark gripping crime story from popular author Tony Black Filled with sharp satirical one liners and authentic local language this Edinburgh set tale is a great introduction to the authors work I wouldighly recommend this short story to any crime fiction fan and will certainly be looking for further books featuring the character of Gus Dury The first thing that as to be said is that the sueamish will not like this book And it is likely that people will be sueamish about the accuracy of the language that Black puts into is characters mouths than they will be about the violence which these characters accept as the norm of their livesIn these short stories Black presents us with ordinary people wearing ordinary clothes if occasionally somewhat expensive eating ordinary food going to the pub and involved in a criminal world where casual violence is expected and encouragedOne of the themes of these stories which makes them difficult to read is incestuous sexual abuse and the effect that it as upon families not just the perpetrator and the victim It is not an easy book to readWhich is not to say that the stories are not told with verve and panache because they are This is not a book that you will. When e receives a mysterious letter on expensively embossed paper reluctant investigator Gus Dury decides to take the case if for no other reason than Passionate Kisses Boxed Set he needs the cash But there's something aboutis well eeled client Callum Uruhart that doesn't sit right wi.
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Want to put down That is virtually impossible Black ooks you in telling stories that grip You want to know what My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, happens to these people This is a book that youave to finish I just finished Last Orders A Gus Drury Crime Thriller by Tony Black This is a part of a larger series that includes Paying for It Gutted Loss and Long Time Dead I ve tried not to do a review of a series in stride without reading all of the priors but I ve read Black s work before so I figured I d see The Café Book how it turned outNot at all disappointed Gus Dury is a broken down ex reporter with a reputation for digging the dirt He isired by a man named Callum Uruhart a Church of Scotland minister to find Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, his missing pregnant daughter Caroline With theelp of is stunning sometimes sidekick Amy and is man on the inside Fitz the Crime Gus tracks down Caroline and discovers an unsettling truthIn Last Orders Black s turn of phrase is seamless and sublime There s no pretension in Models Dont Eat Chocolate Cookies his characters only a bareonesty that passes through their words their movements and mannerisms Gus Dury is a character you latch onto and you re right in is aching ung over Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, head throughout His landscapes are vivid but manageable nothing slows the reader down in enjoying this story It s a reader s read I d say a writer s read as well Downloaded for free I only meant to glance at the first page while I drank my coffee BIG mistake and Iad to keep reading and admiring the writing right up to the ever so slightly predictable end Gus Dury is Scruples Two hired by a Minister to locateis missing and pregnant 16yr old daughter Reluctantly Gus takes the case only to find the missing person What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, hasn t been reporting missing and the reason surroundinger disappearance is not as clear as the Minister ad im believe Despite being small in page count this is a satisfying and well conceived plot executed in typical Tony Black fashion eual measures of Silver Tower / Strike Force / Shadow Command humour alcohol and the undesirables of crime fiction There s a liberal dose of Gus trademark path to oblivion whileis finer ualities and investigative ability are also on show to counteract Explosive Acts his troubled personal life Readers of the previous Gus Dury novels will see the effects of those books in this setting while new readers will get a mere glimpse of the character and uality of Tony Black s writing As usual aighly recommended read that s left me craving a full length follow up to LONG TIME DEAD Book 4This review also appears on my blog In Last Orders Gus Drury who s even down and worn out than ever mak. Th DuryUruhart Shadowbridge (Shadowbridge, has travelled across the country to findis missing teenage daughter who definitely doesn't want to be found As Dury gets closer to locating Caroline what Academia de Rowan (A Tapeçaria he uncovers is a web of lies and deceit and some painful realisations that lead back toi.
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Es a most welcome return In this installment e s been engaged by Callum Uruhart a minister to find is 16 year old daughter Although Gus Two Reels And A Crank has a bad feeling about the mane needs Queens Gambit (The Tudor Trilogy, his money Gus brings in two old friends toelp Fitz the Crime nearly old flame Amy Gus in is usual unusual way is soon on the girl s trail and finds out Uruhart asn t been entirely straight with imFor me the sign of a top class writer is one who can tell a strong story with a minimum words and Tony Black does this yet again with Last Orders The writing is by turn razor sharp gritty and witty The characters are very well drawn the dialogue sparkles Mr Black also creates a powerful sense of place in the Edinburgh back streetsI particularly like Gus Drury whose past again resonates with the girl s situation He s on death s door again I m amazed glad e s not buried yet Absalom, Absalom! he knowse could perhaps be much than e is but the great thing is Gus is comfortable with is lot in life He doesn t struggle any against fate rather Black Stone he embraces itHere s an example of the uality of writingI d flung my Crombie over the back of the couch the night before as I retrieved it now I could see it was covered in all the dust and c that theoover didn t reach I needed a coat brush F it I needed a On Liberty hooverIn previous reviews I ve compared Tony s writing uality to that of Ian Rankin I would do so againere Thank you kindly to Mr Black and the publisher for the review copyAn exciting anthology of crime fiction featuring Edinburgh investigator Gus Dury I love Gus Dury Some of my favourite reading experiences of the past came along with No Way Down him and until I started reading this anthology I didnt realise uiteow much I Pulled Thread Embroidery had missed that seriesso I was oneappy reader to find a whole bunch of tales in short story format another of my favourite thingsGus finds English Humour for Beginners himself in varying situationsere all written with the usual wit and style that Mr Black brings to Absolutely on Music his crime fiction it may be gritty noir in an almost perfect form but it is also compelling authentic and addictive Gus Dury as antiero is one of the best characters to be found in fiction The Ransom of Mercy Carter his absolute reluctance to get involved in anything followed byis absolute conviction in following it through once e DOES get sucked in makes for some brilliant storytellingMy favourite tales from this book The first Last Orders and also London Calling But every one is a golden nugget of reading pleasure I m tempted to go back and re read all the previous adventures EnjoyHappy Reading Folk. S own tangled pastLast Orders is a 14000 word novella first published in the Edinburgh Evening News from the author of the Random House UK Gus Dury series Paying for It Gutted Loss and Long Time Dead which is soon to be brought to the big screen by Richard Jobs.
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