I don’t often get the chance to do a cover reveal so I’m thrilled to be doing this one, especially as I’ve already read the book. You may remember last year that I got a tad excited about a novel called Western Fringes by Amer Anwar. The story behind the publication is very interesting and maybe I’ll be able to persuade Amer to tell us more about it in September. Western Fringes has a new publisher in the form of Dialogue Books and it’s being republished on 6th September as Brothers in Blood. Before I show you the cover, here’s the blurb.
Winner of the CWA Debut Dagger
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 Zaq 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?
“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
Sounds great, doesn’t it? And I can assure you that it’s a fast and frantic read. So, I think it might be time to reveal that cover… or maybe I should tell you about Amer Anwar.
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. Western Fringes is his first novel. For everything else, he has an alibi. It wasn’t him. He was never there.
Oh, all right, I’ve teased you enough now! Time for the cover reveal!
The Cover Reveal
I love this cover! The picture ties in very well with the story. So, remember the date – 6th September. If like me you tend to forget these things, you can pre order the book here.