Dig Two Graves by Keth Nixon – Review.

Tight plot? Check. Classic, damaged detective? Check. Punchy sentence structure? Check. Healthy dose of black humour and cynicism? Check.

Keith’s crime writer’s writer. A classic of his species.

His latest offering is a predictable leap forward in his development. Guided by Al Guthrie, Keith has fine tuned his finely-tuned skill set and story craft, producing his most accessible, tightly-edited and genre-perfect book of his catalogue to date.

Keith’s the best. Guthrie’s the best. Dig Two Graves is the best.

Be the best, read the best.

Dig Two Graves is available now from Amazon and Bastei Entertainment.

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Near to the Knuckle: Rogue – Review. 

  
Unlike most anthologies, Rogue leads  the reader through a series of torrid, murky dirty trysts, each refreshing and building your interest as a new writer takes the lead and pulls you through his filthy little journey. 
There are far too many examples of gorgeous writing on display by this team of writers to mention all; but for me, Furchtenicht, (gratuity, dead-on insights) Nixon, (always a pleasure to read keith’s inspired Russian, bampot) and Bracha (endlessly creative and willing to stretch himself); shone a tad brighter and gave moments of genius amidst a collection of extremely talented writers, all producing their finest work to date. There’s not a single author on this project I won’t be checking out in future. 
Sant, Douglas and the lad Bracha have brought a large number of very different writers together, this doesn’t always work, like too many creative musicians in a super-group, but when it does work, as is the case with this anthology,  it really really does make you long for a larger platform for Team Indie to share their Manky words on. 
Near to The Knuckle has a fan for life in me. 
You can find the Near to the Knuckle anthology and the authors involved at Amazon 

Book Review – Russian Roulette by Keith Nixon

A collection of all seven Konstantin Novellas:

    • Dream Land
    • Plastic Fantastic
    • Fat Gary
    • Bullet
    • Infidelity
    • Close Contact
    • A Chorus of Bells

Russian-Roulette

If you’re a crime novel connoisseur and love punchy, bullet-paced plots with pitch perfect dialogue and the darkest of humour, Nixon and his anti-hero creation Konstantin are the very boys for you.

Me? I never read crime fiction. It’s just not my bag, I’m a character-development man and like a slow burn story where people are gradually revealed along the way. Despite my unmanly aversion to crime novels, I’m first in the queue when Nixon delivers his latest work. In the Konstantin series Keith manages to pull both worlds together, violently fusing a hurtling plot with outstanding characterisation and development.

As each chunk is a complete little story in its own right shoving you through Konstantin’s hurricane, so too is the greater collection a cleverly constructed journal of Konstantin’s complexity of character, morals, and capacity for general mayhem. Konstantin himself seems genuinely ambivalent towards the right or wrong of his actions.

Nixon’s work, all pace, venom and clattering twists, never fails to drag his readers into the piss-soaked murky alleys and streets his characters frequent.

Another lesson in storytelling from one of the mainstays of the new Brit writer invasion currently swaggering through Amazon Bestseller lists.

You can find Keith and his books at Amazon, UK and US