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Black Rain Falling

On sale

5th March 2020

Price: £9.99

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9780751574425

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‘Jacob Ross is a truly amazing writer. Black Rain Falling is an outstanding novel’

‘Jacob Ross is a unique and thrilling new voice in crime fiction’

Delving into issues of family, class and loyalty, Black Rain Falling is a stunning crime novel that asks how far one should go to protect those they love.

On the Caribbean island of Camaho, forensics expert Michael ‘Digger’ Digson is in deep trouble.

His fellow CID detective Miss Stanislaus kills a man in self-defence – their superiors believe it was murder, and Digger given just six weeks to prove his friend is innocent.

While the authorities bear down on them, Digger and Miss Stanislaus investigate a shocking roadside murder, the first tremors of a storm of crime and corruption that will break over Camaho at any moment.


Roger Robinson, New Statesman
A crime book with real literary heft. The story and the quality of the writing are amazing, with thick atmospherics floating up from the first page.
Bernardine Evaristo (Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other)
Jacob Ross is a truly amazing writer. Black Rain Falling is an outstanding novel, it gripped me from the first page to the last
Mark Billingham
Jacob Ross is a unique and thrilling new voice in crime fiction
Irenosen Okojie
Sublime. A seminal, gripping read from a fantastic talent.
The Week
What happens when you combine great literature with crime writing? You get this
Morning Star
Everything in this book seems different and fresh. Feels like the beginning of something new and thrilling in British crime fiction
The Spectator
Fine writing and a compelling story
Literary Review
Jacob Ross brings a new and invigorating voice to British crime fiction . . . The novel is full of entrancing descriptions, horrible brutality, rage at injustice and great warmth
The Times (Best Books of 2020)
An outstanding crime novel
Laura Wilson, Guardian
Atmospheric and compelling drama
This novel marks Jacob Ross out as being not just a new and distinctive voice in literary crime fiction, but in writing from the Caribbean
Liz Loves Books
This was wonderful in a deeply emotive way, an intelligent, involving crime novel that deserves a huge readership