London Society takes its problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood.
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)
Latest news: The Murder Pit (Arrowood 2) is out in the UK, Ireland and N. America. Translations are now out in Dutch, Polish and French, with further editions in translation coming out later in the year.
Praise for The Murder Pit:
“gripping” Daily 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
‘a dark but compelling take on the Victorian mystery.’ Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award. AudioFile Magazine
“We are off again into Victorian London’s underbelly with Mick Finlay’s colourful and intemperate William Arrowood on his second astounding adventure… Mr Finlay has a wonderful eye for those little details that bring the colour to our view… If you crave Victorian age murder mystery, love darkly gothic atmospheres and want your detective rather tattered and torn at the edges Arrowood is your man.” Shotsmag
“Finlay’s writing style is absolutely wonderful. The complexity of Finlay’s characters and his descriptions of them, warts and all, draws the reader in and keeps them on the edge of their seats until the mystery has been resolved… perfect winter reading.” Baker Street Babes
Praise for 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