A major debut thriller that does for Bradford what The Wire did for Baltimore
A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.
This up-to-the-minute debut is a scorching story of a city divided
. . . Written with pace and precision, it gives us a character
destined for television but also announces the arrival of a
formidable crime writer.
Outstanding - relentless, multi-layered suspense and real human drama make this a crime debut to relish
A tense slice of neo-noir that has won Dhand comparisons to both BBC drama Luther and HBO’s The Wire
Dhand's Streets of Darkness are in Bradford and they sure are dark . . . The blood count is high but the novel deserves attention for its sheer inventiveness and unbridled energy
A sombre, gritty race through the unsettling underbelly of Bradford . . . compelling and unflinching