Today it is my absolute pleasure to be taking part in the cover reveal for Brothers In Blood by Amer Anwar. Due to be released on 6th September, the book won the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger and was previously released under the title Western Fringes. I was absolutely stoked for Amer when he was offered the chance to be republished by Dialogue Books and when he asked me to be a part of the reveal there was no way I was going to turn it down.
For the uninitiated, here is what the book is all about.
Brothers In Blood – Amer Anwar
A Sikh girl on the run. A Muslim ex-con who has to find her. A whole heap of trouble.
Southall, West London. After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders’ yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him.
But when Zaq is forced to search for his boss’s runaway daughter, he quickly finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge.
With time running out and pressure mounting, can he find the missing girl before it’s too late? And if he does, can he keep her – and himself – alive long enough to deal with the people who want them both dead?
I am so excited to read this book – it’s one of my planned summer reads. If you would like to bag yourself a copy then it is available from the following retailers:
So … are you ready to see the cover? Because here it is
Isn’t that a beauty. It’s available for preorder now so what are you waiting for? If, by some strange chance, you aren’t convinced from this, here is what readers are saying about the book.
“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
Now there are two names to be trusted no? Go on – get ordering. You know you want to. I have 😉
About the Author
Amer Anwar grew up in West London. After leaving college he had a variety of jobs, including; warehouse assistant, comic book lettering artist, a driver for emergency doctors and chalet rep in the French Alps. He eventually landed a job as a creative artworker/graphic designer and spent the next decade and a half producing artwork, mainly for the home entertainment industry.
He has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London and is a winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award. Brothers In Blood is his first novel.
For everything else, he has an alibi. It wasn’t him. He was never there.