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New from Down & Out Books: AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD by Nigel Bird
By: Down & Out Books
About AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD …
This year, the fireworks will be red hot…
Skates Farrington is a changed man. Gone are the smart suits, the dull meetings and the extra pounds. Nowadays, he gets his thrills at the skate park and from whatever substances his dealers send his way. The only thing missing from his life is his ex-wife. She's shacked up with a respectable partner in an isolated farm and striving to create the perfect life. Skates is convinced that she will come back to him when she sees his new self, but when attempts to win her heart all over again are thrown back in his face, he decides a little gentle persuasion is in order. Now he can include murder and abduction among his new-found skills.
DI Oliver Wilson, leading the investigation, has more than a few things on his mind. The case and imminent arrival of his third child should be at the forefront of his thoughts, but the arrival of a sequence of unusual gifts is making him nervous. The packages are sending him a message, he just can't work out what they're trying to say.
Praise for AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD …
"Nigel Bird knows his characters inside and out—what they want, how they think, how they grow and how they fail. Ain't that a Kick in the Head might be his best work yet. A convincing, engrossing portrayal of what life is like for cops and criminals alike." —Chris Rhatigan, All Due Respect Books publisher
"One of my favourite contemporary crime fiction series." —Colman Keane, Col's Criminal Library
Meet the author …
Nigel Bird's work has appeared in a number of prestigious magazines and collections, including two editions of Best of British Crime Stories, The Reader, Crimespree and Needle. In addition to writing fiction, he has been a teacher for thirty years and has worked in a number of mainstream and special schools. He lives on the East Coast of Scotland in Dunbar with his wife and three children.
In its twelfth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books (https://downandoutbooks.com) is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.