Created by Jay Stringer
In what seems like a permanent tailspin, half-Romani, half-ass unlicensed gumshoe EOIN “GYP” MILLER has lost his job as a gangland detective, his marriage (to another cop), his self-respect and pretty much anything else that ever mattered.
But fuck it, as he’s wont to say.
He can always scrounge up the cost of a drink or two and a few pills doing the only thing he seems good at — finding people. Okay, so the people he’s looking for generally don’t want to be found, and have a tendency to disappear with things that don’t belong to them, and the people who hire him (including ruthless crime boss Veronica Gaines) aren’t always on the up-and-up, but what else can a poor boy do?
In this ferocious, uncompromising trilogy, Stringer digs deep into the rough-and-tumble Western Midlands gang culture, recalling both the rancid bleakness of Irvine Welsh and the hard-fought-for compassion of George Pelecanos. Good stuff.
Jay Stringer was born in in the Black Country, in the West Midlands of England, and was raised on pulp fiction, comic books, morgue humor, music, and films. He’s dyslexic, hence he approaches the written word like “a bloody cae match.” He’s worked as a zookeeper, a bookseller, a video editor, a call center lackey, a journalist, a “mental health” professional, and a writer of urban crime, mystery, and social fiction, which he calls “social pulp.” He currently lives in Scotland, and would like everyone to know he’s not dead yet. And also that he writes about another P.I., Sam Ireland.
- “Jay’s writing has the streetwise toughness, social awareness and pop culture savvy of George Pelecanos and Richard Price.”
- Old Gold (2012 | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
- Runaway Town (2013) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!
- Lost City (2014) | Buy this book | Buy the audio | Kindle it!