THE TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE McILVANNEY PRIZE
‘Superb’ The Times Crime Book of the Month
‘A hardboiled gem’ Guardian
‘I doubt I’ll read a better book this year’ Val McDermid
Auctioneer Rilke has been trying to stay out of trouble, keeping his life more or less respectable. Business has been slow at Bowery Auctions, so when an old friend, Jojo, gives Rilke a tip-off for a house clearance, life seems to be looking up. The next day Jojo washes up dead.
Jojo liked Grindr hook-ups and recreational drugs – is that the reason the police won’t investigate? And if Rilke doesn’t find out what happened to Jojo, who will?