Praise for ‘The Pictures’

An astonishingly accomplished debut.

‘A skilfully written, atmospheric tale.’

Brilliantly atmospheric and compelling.’

‘Craine is not the usual maverick cop and his ambiguous nature makes this novel tick…Place and period are lovingly described.’

“Riveting and absorbing.... It is no coincidence that you are put in mind of some of the greats of hardboiled writing with this first-rate vibrant story.”

Star Pick: “an impressive new take on a well-worn noir location: 1930s Los Angeles.”

‘A flawed hero and a fascinating background & times make for a great read.’

‘A skilfully written, atmospheric tale.’

‘It's one of those books which you pick up idly - and don't put down. Definitely recommended.’

'[A] laser-sharp noir thriller…. vividly evokes a vanished era while delivering a tale as mesmerising as any of the great movies of his chosen period.’

‘A splendid read…handled with great skill…[Bolton] paints a portrait of the period with a confidence usually reserved for old survivors.’


Shortlisted for Telegraph Harvill Secker
Crime Writing Competition


Shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Awards

Shortlisted for the CWA John
Creasey (New Blood)
Dagger Award

Guy On Writing

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