Down & Out Books is delighted to welcome Scottish author Gordon Brown to its family of crime novelists by releasing his debut thriller Falling in the U.S. in late 2015. “Chaos reigns as the plot comes thick and fast in this thriller told from alternating perspectives of a brilliantly drawn cast of characters.”
“I’m excited that Down & Out Books will be publishing Falling,” said Brown, “and looking forward to seeing my debut novel reach a new audience in the States.”
“Readers won’t be able to put down Gordon’s fast-paced thriller,” Down & Out Books publisher Eric Campbell added.
Falling, a crime thriller set in Glasgow, Scotland, is centered on Charlie Wiggs, a quiet, unassuming accountant for thirty years. When Charlie agrees to look after a package for a work colleague, he doesn’t expect to be flung from the roof of a forty-story building. He doesn’t intend to be caught up in a world of money laundering and blackmail. Nor does he ever think he would find himself being hunted by a vicious criminal gang. Forced to flee for his life Charlie is reluctantly joined by George, a maintenance man and George’s girlfriend, Tina. The trio find themselves falling into a world that they are ill equipped to deal with. A world populated by criminals and death. A world that gives them three choices: to run, to die or to fight back. “Brown keeps a firm, skillful grip on his material in what turns out to be a very promising debut novel.” — The Herald.
A native of Glasgow, Scotland, Gordon Brown lives in his homeland. He spent twenty-five years in the sales and marketing world working on everything from alcohol to global charities and from TV to lingerie. Gordon started his work-life packing shelves for a supermarket in the UK before moving to Canada for the brewery business. He returned to the UK as the Director of Brands for a UK-based brewery before setting up his own marketing business in 2001. Falling, Gordon’s first novel, was originally published in 2008. He is a founding board member of Scotland’s premier crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland. Gordon is also a DJ with local radio and is married with two children.
Down & Out Books, an indie-publisher based in Tampa, FL, has been serving up the best crime fiction since 2011.
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Visit Gordon Brown online at http://www.gordonjbrown.com/