Born in Manchester but now living in Cambridge, David Bowker is author of six novels, including The Secret Sexist, From Stockport with Love and, most recently, Rawhead and Rawhead in Love. He was voted 'Manchester Writer of the Year' by City Life magazine.
Praise for I Love My Smith & Wesson"Shows what happens when a smart, funny, young British writer wastes his life reading American noir . . . Features one of the most interesting villains since A Clockwork Orange." -Chicago Tribune"A great and deliriously gruesome thriller."-Entertainment WeeklyRave Reviews for The Death You Deserve"As it happens, I knew these streets for nearly twenty years, and this tough, fabulous, smart-mouth novel captures them perfectly. The Sopranos meets The Jackal in a part of England Agatha Christie knew absolutely nothing abou
It should be the happiest day of Billy Dye's life. His writing career has taken off and he's about to marry his sweetheart in a Scottish Castle. But the festivities are marred by the arrival of an uninvited guest. Rawhead, the world's most terrifying hitman, is back. Rawhead was Billy's best friend, until Billy murdered him. Now he has returned, crawled all the way back from hell...And soon the streets of Manchester are going to be turned into a battlefield.
gothic - adj. 2. in the style of architecture prevalent in W. Europe in the 12th-16th c., characterized by pointed arches. 3 (of a novel, etc.) in a style popular in the 18th-19th c., with supernatural or horrifying events. 4. barbarous, uncouth. This September, Manchester-based Comma Press launches the latest edition in its unique Manchester Stories series, the first to be published and promoted independently by Comma Press (as well as with the support of City Life magazine and the Greater Manchester Public Transport Executive). The theme for this special edition is 'gothic' and modern, urban