Sunday, February 26, 2012

Death Call hits a high point!

I'm humbled and delighted.

Death Call, written in the heady days of 1996 and published for the first time in paperback in 1997, has just climbed mysteriously high in the UK in eBook format.

At the last count it was number 11 in Books > Crime, Thrillers & Mystery > British Detectives

To quote our friend and crime novelist extraordinaire Declan Burke over on Crime Always Pays, here are the words of the wee blurb elves....

"It was all he could do to stop his hangover from spilling out onto the victim as he studied her neck and what he made out to be the initial puncture wound in her abdomen. From that point, he thought, she had been opened like an envelope with a paper knife, revealing a mess of entrails and blood.

With a deranged serial killer on the loose, Detective Sergeant Dan Carroll and his new partner Detective Constable Samuel Grant find themselves trawling the seedy side of London in search of a brutal killer who preys on prostitutes.

A Shot of Modern Noir.

T.S. O'Rourke's writing has been declared powerful, beautiful and hard-boiled by both readers and critics alike."
If you like hard-boiled London-based serial killer stories that come with a sense of humour, a smattering of steamy sex and a little social commentary on the state of the underbelly, then you might like this. And for those of you that do, you might also like Death Call's follow-up, Damned Nation (which has also spiked in terms of sales recently, I'm delighted to say).
Here's the UK link:
And for the rest of the world, via

Thank you all!