My review of Cathi Unsworth’s cracking new novel Bad Penny Blues is now up on essentialwriters.com. To declare an interest right away, Cathi is a mate, but this isn’t an old pals’ act – Bad Penny Blues is a fine novel which puts Cathi up there with the best crime writers. The Guardian seemed to think it was pretty good too.
Cathi’s busy over the next month or so, with her talk on ‘The Londoners Nobody Wants To See’ at the Bishopsgate Institute on 24 November already sold out, and a fascinating evening in conversation with David Peace scheduled for 8 December at Archway’s Boogaloo. Details on Cathi’s website.
UPDATE: A fascinating interview with Cathi about the writing of the book has just gone online. Read it here, and buy the book, which is out in December.