New Books for January and Beyond
Straight out of the gates, 2017 has a ravishing array of titles to carry the reader into the New Year. We’re particularly excited by the uncompromising fury of northern crime that is Sirens, the debut novel from a certain Joseph Knox who, in a parallel life, is our very own crime buyer. It turns out Joe can write just as well as he can buy: it’s fresh, it’s brilliant, and that’s not just us saying it: ask Lee Child.
We love Ian McGuire’s brutal The North Water too, one of the 2016 Booker longlisters we really took to which didn’t weather the storm. It is a brave book and deserved a longer run for gold.