once upon a time in the (west) midlands: the lyg jay stringer takeover;
Good evening, friends and fans of Last Year’s Girl!
Tomorrow, the West Midlands’ hottest* young author makes his literary debut. Old Gold by Jay Stringer is a work of “social pulp fiction” set in Wolverhampton and the surrounding area and the first in a trilogy starring “Phillip Marlowe for the Midlands” Eoin Miller. Miller is an ex-cop, ex-husband, half-gypsy PI; frequently hired to find things and people that don’t want to be found by exactly the people you don’t want after you. He meets Mary, a hard-drinking woman on the run who confides that she’s stolen a valuable item, one that certain people would kill to get back. The next morning, after waking up on the sofa, Miller finds Mary dead upstairs in his bed with needle marks in her arm.
This week, in a bid to shame those of you who are yet to preorder your copy, Last Year’s Girl will be running a host of features dedicated to the release of Old Gold. We’ll have a short story, an interview and the obligatory music connection, as well as a rough estimate of about forty thousand links intended to make it as easy as possible for you to buy the bloody thing.
Best of all: it’s actually pretty decent.
*Well I would say that, I married him.