Dark Side of the Moon by Les Wood

Dark Side of the Moon

Les Wood

A group of incompetent Glasgow crooks plan to steal a priceless diamond: almost everything could go wrong! Full of effing, blinding and black humour this is an enjoyable slice of Tartan Noir.

Extract

It would make him rich. More money than he would know what to do with. If he pulled this off, the Albanians, Russians, Italians, all the Glasgow fucktards who were jostling for position, establishing their own wee gangster empires, all those pricks would be eclipsed by the enormity of what he had done. He would become a legend.

Parallels
  • Long midnight of Barney Thomson by Douglas Lindsay
  • The dead don't boogie by Douglas Skelton

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