London Society takes its problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood.

“Gangsters, pornographers, drunks and Fenian terrorists abound in this Victorian noir detective novel, which crackles with energy and wit.” The Times (of London) – Top 100 Summer Books

“Arrowood is the Victorian workingman’s answer to the higher-class Sherlock Holmes — a foul-mouthed, hard-drinking, shabby detective with a seriously bad attitude toward his more famous counterpart.” Seattle Times – 10 of the Summer’s Hottest Crime Fiction Titles

“Arrowood is a fantastic creation, sweating, beetroot red of face, his stomach bulging, but he works with subtlety — decoding emotions, reading expressions and gestures, seeking evidence in the things that are said, or unsaid, understanding human psychology ..” The Spectator

Chosen as one of the best crime/mystery novels of 2017 by The Seattle Times; The Strand Magazine; AudioFile Magazine. Pick of the Week (Daily Telegraph); Debut of the Month (lovereading.co.uk)


Arrowood has arrived. The book is now available in the UK and Ireland in hardback, audio and e-book formats, and in paperback in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada. In 2018-19 it will be coming out in translation in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Poland, Japan, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.