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California

(2011)
A Novella by

 
 
Shuggie Boyle is a changed man. Which is why, after serving four years for armed robbery, he's skipped his licence and jacked a pensioner's car. His destination is the small Scottish town of California, where his ex-girlfriend is holding his cut, and where his new-found calm will be put to the test.

CALIFORNIA - previously published by Crime Express, now in a new e-dition.

Praise for CALIFORNIA:

"I'd say he's the most consistently "realistic" writer in the genre working, his stories the most organic, his characters and their motivations the most recognizable. Banks' new novella, California, displays these rare qualities proudly and brightly in just under a hundred pages." - Spinetingler Magazine

"Clocking in at fewer than 100 pages, the mighty punch delivered by this dark, quirky novella proves that sometimes the best things really do come in small packages." - The Daily Record

"There's something about this extremely well written novella by Ray Banks which is reminiscent of a thoroughly reduced sauce. The quantity might be less, but the intensity of the flavour and the effect on the palate is enhanced. Shuggie's efforts to turn round his life make gripping reading, and when you put the book down for the final time you emerge with a sense of relief that it is only fiction: until a glimpse of the news confirms there are plenty of real Shuggies out there..." - Undiscovered Scotland

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Ray Banks's California

Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: California
Author(s): Ray Banks
ISBN: 1-907869-07-7 / 978-1-907869-07-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: California
Author(s): Ray Banks
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


June 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: California
Author(s): Ray Banks
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: California
Author(s): Ray Banks
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: California
Author(s): Ray Banks
ISBN: 1-4074-7652-1 / 978-1-4074-7652-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: California
Author(s): Ray Banks
Publisher: TSB Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA