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Grant Nicol

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Grant left New Zealand over twenty years ago to settle in Australia but after many years spent maintaining electric guitars for a variety of indie rock bands in Sydney he found himself moving again, this time to Northern Ireland, where he first started toying with the idea of writing crime fiction. After ten years in Belfast he switched venues to Iceland where his first four books are set. ‘On A Small Island’, ‘The Mistake’, ‘A Place To Bury Strangers’ and ‘Out On The Ice’ are the result of a lot of time spent indoors watching the weather pass him by one North Atlantic storm front at a time.

Average rating: 3.6 · 355 ratings · 34 reviews · 5 distinct works
On A Small Island

3.72 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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A Place To Bury Strangers

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The Mistake

3.34 avg rating — 91 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Out on the Ice

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Criminal Thoughts is a fantastic collection of short stories from Aidan Thorn. They vary considerably in length but not in quality. They are all engaging and interesting reads
Fingered is the story of a fingerprint that’s tough to account for unless y
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‘Even before he’d switched on the lock-up’s strip light, Big Jim Lawson knew that he was bollock deep in the shit.’

It’s a great way to start a story and it just keeps getting better. Split into six parts that are all named after songs by The Clash (S
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This book was a pleasant little surprise I must say. It’s slightly unorthodox in the way that it goes about itself but that’s what I liked about it. It’s a psychological thriller in the true sense of the word. In many ways it feels as though the enti ...more
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I've just finished reading this book and quite simply cannot recommend it highly enough. If you enjoy things that are a little gloomy, or a lot for that matter, then this collection of short stories is for you. The stories are real, touching and hone ...more
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