We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

Black Rain Falling

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751574456

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 28th January 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

‘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.


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
Literary Review
Sublime. A seminal, gripping read from a fantastic talent.
Irenosen Okojie
Jacob Ross is a truly amazing writer. Black Rain Falling is an outstanding novel, it gripped me from the first page to the last
Bernardine Evaristo (Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other)
Atmospheric and compelling drama
Laura Wilson, Guardian
What happens when you combine great literature with crime writing? You get this
The Week
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.
Roger Robinson, New Statesman
Everything in this book seems different and fresh. Feels like the beginning of something new and thrilling in British crime fiction
Morning Star
An outstanding crime novel
The Times (Best Books of 2020)
Jacob Ross is a unique and thrilling new voice in crime fiction
Mark Billingham
Fine writing and a compelling story
The Spectator
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
This was wonderful in a deeply emotive way, an intelligent, involving crime novel that deserves a huge readership
Liz Loves Books