Jacob Ross doesn’t need any superlatives from me: he was the winner of the Jhalak Prize, the Guardian called his first crime novel The Bone Readers ‘impressive’ and ‘a page turner’, and The Times said Black Rain Falling is ‘outstanding’. Simply put, Ross is one of the most gifted and exciting crime novelists in the world right now, combining the intricately woven plotting of Chandler with the depth of Don Winslow, all sewn up in an entirely fresh and original fictionalised Grenada. It’s the Caribbean setting that blows you away after the reading this tale of corruption, gangsters and the exploitation of women. If that sounds dark, then its sheer twisty entertainment value and core warmth towards its central characters, Michael ‘Digger’ Digson and the phenomenal Miss Stanislaus (one of my favourite characters in any series), transform Black Rain Falling into being a book you can read anytime, anywhere. Fantastic.
'Jacob Ross is a truly amazing writer. Black Rain Falling is an outstanding novel'
BERNARDINE EVARISTO, WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
'Jacob Ross is a unique and thrilling new voice in crime fiction'
Delving into issues of family, class and loyalty, Black Rain Falling is a stunning crime novel that asks how far one should go to protect those they love.
On the Caribbean island of Camaho, forensics expert Michael 'Digger' Digson is in deep trouble.
His fellow CID detective Miss Stanislaus kills a man in self-defence - their superiors believe it was murder, and Digger given just six weeks to prove his friend is innocent.
While the authorities bear down on them, Digger and Miss Stanislaus investigate a shocking roadside murder, the first tremors of a storm of crime and corruption that will break over Camaho at any moment.
'An outstanding crime novel'
'Atmospheric and compelling drama'
Laura Wilson, GUARDIAN
'Sublime. A seminal, gripping read from a fantastic talent'
'Everything in this book seems different and fresh. Feels like the beginning of something new and thrilling in British crime fiction'