by Parker Bilal

Some families are murder . . .

It’s not easy being the head of a feared crime dynasty. Donny Apostolis and his family are at war with the powerful Ziyades, determined to stop them muscling in on the Apostolis empire.

Fortunately, Donny has Brodie. Brodie is loyal. He’s also Donny’s hitman. He does what he’s told, which is why he’s agreed to take Donny’s young nephew with him on his next job. But when Brodie finds his target, he gets a call that changes everything – and his mission takes a startling turn.

Brodie is suddenly one half of an unlikely couple on the run, dragged into a brutal game of survival alongside Karima, the woman he was sent to kill. But can Karima trust him . . . and can Brodie trust her?


A sleek thrill ride

Kirkus Reviews

A gritty London backdrop lends the perfect level of menace to Crane and Drake’s gut-wrenching battles with their pasts; another fine display of Bilal’s top-notch storytelling

Booklist on The Heights

Bilal’s stylishly written second Crane and Drake mystery offers complex portraits of the detective duo

Kirkus Reviews on The Heights

An arresting first chapter … the protagonists’ backstories intrigue

Publishers Weekly on The Heights

Bilal tells his story with a ferocious, exhilarating energy, and his characters feel real, not just illustrations of themes

Daily Telegraph on The Divinities

“A tense, yet contemplative, installment in this bar-raising series

Booklist on Dark Water

The relentless pacing and meticulously descriptive prose make this a page-turner

Publishers Weekly on Dark Water

Parker Bilal

Parker Bilal is the pseudonym of Jamal Mahjoub, the critically acclaimed literary novelist. He is the author of the Makana Investigations series, the third of which, The Ghost Runner, was longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The Divinities, the first in his Crane and Drake London crime series, was published in 2019. Born in London, he has lived in a number of places, including the UK, Denmark, Spain and, currently, the Netherlands.@Parker_Bilal

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Whitehavens by Parker Bilal is available in the following formats

Paperback978178029802328th October 2021139 X 217mm256£13.99
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