Help tracking down novel/writer
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I was browsing about November 2005.. The book was a collection of fictional stories (3?) about London (?) underworld characters.. probably they were originally three separate novels brought together into a special edition.. The character in the opening pages seemed to be a "heavy" of some sort and I seem to recall mention being made of him using a blow torch (or something equally grizzly)..
Maybe set in modern times, may be older..
Got the impression the books were gritty.. probably "dark".. also got the impression the writer had a few novels published..
any suggestions..? sorry I can't give you much to go on...
Unfortunately, I don't think it was Neil Gaiman..
From what I read on the web about him and his works I suspect that the book I was looking at was more gritty, real world type stuff.. (I read an opening extract from Neverwhere)..
Maybe more David Peace/Jake Arnott-like
Title: The Blowtorch Trilogy
Author: Read, Mark Brandon "Chopper"
Publisher: Floradale / Sly Ink
Year Published: 2003
Three Chopper classics in one volume:
Chopper 5: Pulp Faction.
Chopper 6: No Tears for a Tough Guy.
Chopper 7: The Singing Defective.
Crime fiction writers, from bored academics to Bondi butchers, have tried writing about the underworld. Only one has researched it with a gun in his hand.
"I always knew fiction was his go…I've read his police statements…" - Inspector Rod Porter.
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