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Brothers in Blood - Zaq & Jags (Paperback)
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Brothers in Blood - Zaq & Jags (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 06/09/2018
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Brothers in Blood is a tough new crime thriller set in the heart of West London's Asian community - the start of an unmissable new series.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349700281
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 129 x 199 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
[A] brilliant debut * Sunday Times Crime Club *
Tense and pacey . . . fast and furious' * Guardian *
A fresh and exciting new voice to the genre * Ann Cleeves *
Gritty, compelling and authentic, with an engaging hero and a hugely enjoyable plot * Daily Express *
Have never read anything so action-packed and tense! A fantastic read! * Ausma Zehanat Khan *
Enjoyable. Fast-paced. Recommended * Observer *
A sometimes violent, always excellent West London Asian crimer * Daily Sport *
Gritty, startlingly original and great fun * Robert Bryndza *
The finest story telling finds the epic in the intimate and the intimate in the epic. Brothers in Blood introduces new voices and new communities into the world of crime fiction...you won't be putting this book down * Hardeep Singh Kohli *
A damn good read that I found impossible to put down. When can I read the next one? * CJ Carver *
An authentic slice of Brit Asian noir... Gripping * Vaseem Khan *
Fast paced, daring and totally gripping. Very real characters, tough but vulnerable at the same time.' * Dreda Say Mitchell *
'It's no accident that Amer Anwar has so vividly and passionately described the goings-on, happy and desperate, in Southall, west London. He has lived there all his life, within its large Asian population. Zaq Khan, the endearing Sikh hero of Brothers in Blood, is utterly convincing too. He has had a rough time, with a spell in prison. He gets a job after his release; his boss orders him to find his runaway daughter. He cannot refuse, even though his efforts bring him into dangerous conflict with the local baddies. Terrific dialogue and much humour.' * The Times Crime Books of the Year *
An engaging hero, a cunning plot, and a fascinating journey into Southall's underworld. We'll be hearing a lot more from Amer Anwar * Mick Herron *
A fine debut novel. With his engaging characters and skilful plotting, Anwar brings a fresh and exciting new voice to the genre * Ann Cleeves *
What a wild ride! Have never read anything so action-packed and tense! A fantastic read * Ausma Zehanat Khan, author of The Unquiet Dead *
Raw! Authentic! The crime thriller that I've been waiting for * Khurrum Rahman, author of East of Hounslow *
The finest story telling finds the epic in the intimate and the intimate in the epic. Brothers in Blood introduces new voices and new communities into the world of crime fiction. Those readers who don't own a coffee table or a bedside cabinet need not worry; you won't be putting this book down * Hardeep Singh Kohli, broadcaster, columnist and writer *
This is such a thrillingly authentic slice of London life. No one's written these characters before - and done it so well. * William Shaw *
"What a class book Brothers in Blood is! Fast paced, daring and totally gripping * Dreda Say Mitchell *
Anwer fills a gap that has been yawning for far too long and what sets him apart is his extraordinary storytelling and sheer authenticity. It was fascinating, occasionally funny, but also terrifying. A damn good read that I found impossible to put down. * CJ Carver *

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“A refreshingly different London thriller”

Set in Southall’s Asian community the life, colour, languages and atmosphere of this area shines through Anwar’s depiction of its inhabitants. Theres a real sense of community wonderfully depicted. You can almost... More

Paperback edition
9 similar books recommended
29th September 2018
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“Vibrant and edgy...”

Winner of the CWA Debut Dagger Award, Brothers In Blood marks the start of an incredibly promising crime thriller writing career for Amer Anwar. This one of the most vibrant and edgy crime thrillers I have encountered... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
2nd August 2018
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“Saucy Southall”

.A Sikh girl on the run. A Muslim ex-con who has to find her. A whole heap of trouble. This is a terrific, fast-paced book . If you like a lively London setting which is action packed and has great relatable... More

Paperback edition
4 similar books recommended
2nd October 2018
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