Most British thriller lovers have never had the chance to read million-seller Redemption Blues, the taut crime mystery by Oxford author T. D. Griggs (‘Tim’). Yet, twelve years ago the book was a publishing sensation in mainland Europe. It generated huge sales in print version in Germany, the Netherlands, France and Italy.
Now Griggs has re-edited and re-issued the novel as an ebook for the first time – with his home audience in mind (view it at
Redemption Blues, more than a conventional cop drama, nevertheless features a London detective as its main character, and revolves around a deadly crime. Rock star Matt Silver, in trying to patch together his failing marriage, triggers a tragedy in which Silver himself and one of his own children are killed. Inspector Sam Cobb, a man with his own scars, is called in to pick up the pieces. He is reluctant to get involved, but when he does, it seems that he can bring hope to Silver’s devastated family.
Except that Matt Silver is far from dead…
‘I am fascinated by the alliances people form in order to defend themselves against a world which can be brutal or, worse, indifferent,’ Griggs says. ‘Redemption Blues will keep you guessing: but I hope it will do more than that.’
Meanwhile the writer’s first foray into historical crime, his Victorian epic Distant Thunder (Orion 2013, £7.99) is just out in paperback and as an ebook. His father-son drama The Warning Bell (Orion, 2010), which was written under the pen-name Tom Macaulay, is also available.
For more information go to T.D.Griggs’ website www.tdgriggs.co.uk, or follow him on twitter @TDGRIGGS1
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Images courtesy T. D. Griggs: Cover of Redemption Blues and the author in his study.