Home of Mick Finlay’s Arrowood Series


For a limited time, Arrowood and the Thames Corpses ebook is available on Amazon for only 99p

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

Coronovirus – if you’re having problems buying in your country due to the crisis, you could try Book Depository – they ship anywhere in the world for free.

Lockdown special: I had a great chat with crime writers William Shaw and Lesley Thomson, and crime editor Laura Palmer (Head of Zeus) on Thursday 16th April. You can see it here. Check out William’s other lockdown crime fiction chats here.

Latest news: Arrowood and the Thames Corpses (3rd in the Arrowood series) is out in paperback, audio and e-book on April 2nd in UK, Ireland and other English language territories. Publication in USA and Canada is 23 June, 2020. Dates in other countries will be posted here soon. You can buy it here.

On Arrowood and the Thames Corpses:

“Meet William Arrowood, the hero of Mick Finlay’s series of absorbing novels … Finlay depicts a seedy, desperate London and vivid characters with considerable skill.” (The Times) (of London)

“Finlay has created one of modern historical fiction’s most memorable detectives ..Brimming with dark humour, fast-paced action, intriguing twists and turns, and a cast of characters that could well have been conjured up by the late, great Mr Dickens, this is a top-class series that grows in stature with every new book.” (Lancashire Evening Post)

“A stonking personal read .. book clubs will love it especially if fans of C J Sansom. I look forward to dipping into further cases by this pair.” (NB Magazine)

Praise for The Murder Pit and 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

grippingDaily Telegraph

“Set in 1896, Finlay’s enthralling sequel to 2017’s Arrowood draws the investigative duo of William Arrowood and Norman Barnett into an emotionally wrenching inquiry.” Publishers Weekly

“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

“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

‘a dark but compelling take on the Victorian mystery.’ Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. AudioFile Magazine

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