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The Penny Black

(The third book in the Ben Braken series)
A novel by


‘One of the best thrillers I’ve ever read…Rob Parker is the next big thing in crime writing.’ - Awais Khan, author of In the Company of Strangers

I’m dead, for all intents and purposes. Nobody knows I’m alive…

Ben Bracken is on the run for his life. Keeping a low profile from the agencies seeking to silence him, he finds refuge in the quiet town of Horning. Working in a boat yard and lodging with an older couple, Eric and Dot, Ben uses this time to plan. He needs to escape, and realising his only chance will reveal his whereabouts to some unsavoury characters, he plans every detail. Little does he know, even that won’t be enough…

Just before he walks away, murder strikes the quiet town. Ben cannot leave until he is sure that he has not brought any further trouble to the townsfolk. Will he be able to exact revenge? One thing is certain, there is a lot more going on in the town of Horning than meets the eye…

The Penny Black is action packed from beginning to end, keeping you guessing right the way through.

Praise for The Penny Black:

‘Brave…a home run…like James Bond meets The Godfather…I bloody loved it’ - Dan Stubbings, author of The Dimension Between Worlds blog.

‘Another gripping instalment in the Bracken series…a wonderful thriller’ - James Stuart, screenwriter

'The writing flows beautifully and the story really draws the reader in' - Ann Bloxwich, crime fiction author

Rob Parker currently writes full time, while also making time to encourage new young readers and authors through readings and workshops at local schools and bookstores. He holds a law degree and a degree in film and media production.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"An exciting New voice in British thriller writing." - Paul Finch

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Used availability for Rob Parker's The Penny Black

Paperback Editions

February 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Penny Black (3) (Ben Bracken)
Author(s): Rob Parker
ISBN: 1-83901-185-8 / 978-1-83901-185-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

September 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Penny Black (Ben Bracken Book 3)
Author(s): Rob Parker
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU