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Brothers in Blood

(2017)
(Western Fringes)
(The first book in the Zaq & Jags series)
A novel by

 
 
THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018

GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2018

BOOKS IN THE MEDIA BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2018

FEATURED ON CRIME TIME BEST OF THE YEAR 2018

WINNER OF THE CWA DEBUT DAGGER

'[A] brilliant debut' Sunday Times Crime Club

'A fresh and exciting new voice to the genre' Ann Cleeves

'Gritty, compelling and authentic'Daily Express

'Fascinating' CJ Carver

'Enjoyable. Fast-paced. Recommended.' Observer

'Raw! Authentic! The crime thriller that I've been waiting for' Khurram Rahman

'Terrific' The Times

'One of the best books I've read this year' The Crime Novel Reader

'Impressive, Brutal, Convincing' Mail on Sunday

'You won't be putting this book down' Hardeep Singh Kohli

'A satisfying slice of action-led crime . . . readers (will be) hooked from the off' Skinny

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THEY'RE NOT BOUND BY FAMILY. BUT A FAMILY COULD TEAR THEM APART.

Southall, West London. After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders' yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him.

But when Zaq is forced to search for his boss's runaway daughter, he quickly finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge.

With time running out and pressure mounting, can he find the missing girl before it's too late? And if he does, can he keep her - and himself - alive long enough to deal with the people who want them both dead?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Anwer fills a gap that has been yawning for far too long and what sets him apart is his extraordinary storytelling and sheer authenticity. It was fascinating, occasionally funny, but also terrifying. A damn good read that I found impossible to put down." - C J Carver

"A fine debut novel. With his engaging characters and skilful plotting, Anwar brings a fresh and exciting new voice to the genre." - Ann Cleeves

"An engaging hero, a cunning plot, and a fascinating journey into Southall's underworld. We'll be hearing a lot more from Amer Anwar." - Mick Herron

"What a wild ride! Have never read anything so action-packed and tense! A fantastic read." - Ausma Zehanat Khan

"What a class book Brothers in Blood is! Fast paced, daring and totally gripping." - Dreda Say Mitchell

"Raw! Authentic! The crime thriller that I've been waiting for." - Khurrum Rahman

"This is such a thrillingly authentic slice of London life. No one's written these characters before - and done it so well." - William Shaw


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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Brothers in Blood (Zaq & Jags)
Author(s): Amer Anwar
ISBN: 0-349-70028-1 / 978-0-349-70028-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dialogue Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Western Fringes
Author(s): Amer Anwar
ISBN: 0-9957123-0-1 / 978-0-9957123-0-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Edurus Books
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Brothers in Blood
Author(s): Amer Anwar
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Brothers in Blood
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Brothers in Blood
Author(s): Amer Anwar
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Brothers in Blood
Author(s): Amer Anwar
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Brothers in Blood
Author(s): Amer Anwar
Publisher: Dialogue Books
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September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Brothers in Blood (Zaq & Jags)
Author(s): Amer Anwar
Publisher: Dialogue Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU