I had the great pleasure of meeting author, Mark Barry this summer, and I’m thrilled to announce he’s re-issued his book, Once Upon a Time in the City of Criminals with a brand new cover.
It’s currently available at a sale price until November 15th, so there’s no better time than now to pick it up. 😉
Find out more from the summary and reviews below, and please congratulate Mark on a great new look for his book!
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“…not for the faint hearted…”
Terry Valentine could have made something of himself had it not been for easy women, hard drugs, football violence and the horses.
Now, he’s washed-up. A loser. A failed wannabe living an invisible life.
Going nowhere fast, his obsessions alternate between suicide and the next fix of Doom, the latest designer drug – a highly addictive synthetic hybrid of crack, E and opium.
By a stroke of fortune, Terry takes a job driving Chloe, a beautiful young escort who caters for Nottingham’s successful businesswomen. The two form a bond. Then Chloe encounters a tycoon, a wealthy magnate who can have everything she wants. Whenever she wants it. And what she wants is Chloe, a sentiment that is certainly not reciprocated.
But she isn’t the type to take no for an answer. Using her infinite resources, Chloe’s untrustworthy pimp, her Man of Business (a cunning ex-Guardsman), and an army of hired goons, she sets out to claim her prize by any means necessary. And there’s only one man who can save her.
What readers are saying
“A novel that will surely reach cult status.“
“…sexy, beautifully written, violent.”
“…left me speechless, numb, shocked.”
“My girl crush on Chloe has only just faded…”
“Well-written, gritty drama.”
“Gritty tale of action and emotion.”
“…bare bones no-nonsense writing at its finest.”
“….characters so well drawn, you can practically smell them…”
“…quirky, engaging. 5 solid stars for the British gangster.”
“Gripping tale and one I found hard to put down. “
“A compelling read.”
“Mark Barry is one of the best writers I’ve encountered in ages.”
Connect to Mark Barry
Mark Barry is a multi-genre writer and novelist. His work includes the minor cult hit Ultra Violence about football hooligans at a small Midlands football club and Carla, a quirky, dark, acclaimed romance with shades of Wuthering Heights.
He is the co-designer of the innovative Brilliant Books project aimed at engaging the many, many reluctant readers amongst young people. He has one son, Matt.
Fast food, comics, music, reading, his friends on the Independent scene, and horse racing keep him interested and he detests selfish, narcissistic people and bullies of all kinds.
He is based in the Midlands of the UK.