Six Wounds is an action-packed, entertaining mixture of pacy thriller and gritty whodunnit. An ideal summer read.
Six Wounds is an action-packed, entertaining mixture of pacy thriller and gritty whodunnit. Set in the sunny Costa Blanca, it provides the perfect balance of darkness and humour, with vivid descriptions that made me feel like I was there in the Spanish sunshine too, watching events unfold through a camera lens. Author Morgan Cry has created a solid cast of unforgettable characters, all larger than life with their individual quirks, flaws and eccentricities. Daniella Coulstoun is a feisty protagonist with plenty of attitude and a strong stubborn streak, bubbling with a rollercoaster of emotions as she learns more about her mother's shady past against a backdrop of murderous gangsters and British ex-pats. Six Wounds is highly engaging, taking its readers on a twisty path from beginning to end. Its witty dialogue made me laugh out loud, and the book was hard to put down. An ideal summer choice, providing hours of easy-to-read escapism.
'A gripping high-octane masterpiece' - Andrew Child To make the perfect Spanish whodunnit cocktail, take one dead gangster, mix in six shifty expats, add one ruthless baddie and garnish with a suspicious police officer . . .
Daniella Coulstoun has recently moved to the Costa Blanca. When the dead body of a prominent London gangster is discovered in the cellar of her bar she quickly becomes the number one suspect.
With the police closing in, the local expats turning on her and a psychotic rival to the dead gangster in the background, Daniella knows she needs to nail the real killer, and fast.
|Publication date:||5th May 2022|
|Publisher:||Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 31/07/2022
'Told with trademark wit and flair, Six Wounds is a brilliant, pacey, riveting read. A roller coaster of a Euro-thriller, it's Morgan Cry (Gordon Brown) at his best. I'm already looking forward to the next one!' -- Abir Mukherjee
'From its explosive opening to its bone-crunching finale, Six Wounds is a gripping high-octane masterpiece' -- Andrew Child, (Lee's brother and Jack Reacher co-author)
'It's murder on the Costa del Sol as a fearless Daniella unearths just how far the Expats will go to cover their murky pasts - highly recommended' -- Lin Anderson
'Dark, disreputable and hugely entertaining. I loved it!' -- Marion Todd
'A tight, taut and totally terrific read from Morgan Cry. Smart characters, smart dialogue and a smart plot' -- Douglas Skelton
'Six Wounds by Morgan Cry is just brilliant. Sunshine, a body, a bar, a kick-ass but funny protagonist, and the action never stops. I romped through it and loved every page. Highly recommended. All the stars' -- Helen Fields
'Morgan Cry possesses that rare magic of being able to tell a dark tale with light humour. So great to be back with Daniella - a woman who just can't seem to shake trouble. A breakneck speed read that explodes on to the first page - literally - and doesn't let up' -- Deborah Masson
Here, Gordon Brown is writing as Morgan Cry. Gordon has written six crime thrillers to date, along with a number of short stories. He also helped found Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, is a DJ on local radio (www.pulseonair.co.uk) and runs a strategic planning consultancy.More About Morgan Cry