Home of Mick Finlay’s Arrowood Series

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

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COMPETITION – THIS IS NOW CLOSED. THE 5 WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN BY A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR AND NOTIFIED LATER TODAY (5TH APRIL). THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE ENTERED – I WISH YOU ALL COULD HAVE WON!

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 June, 2020. Dates in other countries will be posted here soon. You can buy it here.

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)