The Novel

Simon Coltraine is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother Giles – market trader, rogue and amiable bully – is a small-time villain. When Giles is killed in what appears to be a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes.

Martin Cooper links the sunlit sweep of England’s West Country landscapes with the grubby shadows of London’s Kentish Town Road. A crime story which also has something to say about family, loyalty and responsibility.

The Devil has all the best tunes.

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