Praise for IAIN RYAN:
*** Shortlisted for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Fiction ***
*** 4-star average ratings on Amazon for all novels on Amazon ***
*** "A canonical voice in contemporary noir" - Dead End Follies ***
A serial killer on the loose. A dark history rising up. Two cops on the brink.
A rich businessman is found dead on Tunnel Island. Constable Laura Romano immediately recognises a pattern: a serial killer is on the loose, killing tourists. With help from Jim Harris — a local heavy — Romano sets off in pursuit. But as the bodies pile up and political pressure mounts, Tunnel Island falls into disastrous disarray.
In a gritty tale of guilt, corruption and dangerous alliances, Civil Twilight showcases Iain Ryan's fast-pace style and heralds the arrival of a new voice in hardboiled crime.
Civil Twilight is the third book in a new series of crime mysteries. If you like hardboiled female protagonists, gritty crime mysteries, and a dash of tropical paradise, then you’ll love Iain Ryan’s fast-paced page-turner.
The Tunnel Island Series:
Book 0 (Prequel): Four Days, out now.
Book 1: Drainland, out now.
Book 2: Harsh Recovery, out now.
Book 3: Civil Twilight, out now.
An interview with Iain Ryan...
(Taken from The Grim Reader)
Let me start by asking why crime fiction? What is it about the genre that compels you to write these stories?
It’s what I know as a reader, that’s the main thing. But the great thing about crime fiction is that it’s such a broad umbrella. It seems to always provide some sort of context for what I want to write.
What or who are some of your influences when writing?
Iain: I went to a rural university and I had lots of down time. I started reading a lot of fiction. For whatever reason, the first book I picked up was Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow. That’s a surprisingly noir novel for a mainstream bestseller. That got me interested. About a year later – after dozens of fairly routine crime potboilers – I picked up a copy of a magazine and for some reason there was an article in there about The Most Violent Fiction (or something like that). That introduced me to Bret Easton Ellis and James Ellroy and twenty years later, they remain two of my primary influences.
Tell us about your latest release…
Iain: Drainland is set twenty years after my debut Four Days, with some of the same characters. It’s a fairly dark, fairly brutal police procedural set on a fictional island off Australia’s east coast....Drainland draws in a lot things I love: Frank Miller’s Sin City, James Ellroy’s L.A. Quartet, J.G. Ballard’s off-kilter settings, Ian Fleming’s tropics and so on. I’m writing the third book in the series at the moment and having a blast with it.