Million Seller “Redemption Blues” Makes E-book Debut – T. D. Griggs

RED BLUES_2012 cover HR (1) 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

TG study shot compressed

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, or follow him on twitter @TDGRIGGS1

T. D. Griggs on Goodreads.

Images courtesy T. D. Griggs: Cover of Redemption Blues and the author in his study.

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An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

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