Ex-cop, Mordent, is an irascible, anachronistic PI with a noir sensibility and a bubblewrap fetish. Hired by the enigmatic Isabelle Silk to unearth dirt on a business associate, he becomes involved with Jessica – a floozy with a fake Southern Belle accent – and hunts the Residue Killer: a twisted individual intent on despatching survivors of previous serial killer attacks.
All the trails lead to the Church of Wire. Yet does this surrealist religious sect really lie at the heart of the killings?
Church of Wire is the second in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow-filled city.
"Beautiful prose, a razor sharp eye for detail, and chills aplenty. Hook rebirths the noir, but with a very hard darkness and a disturbing air of mystery." - Paul Finch, author of Dead Man Walking
Andrew was born in 1967 in Norwich and began writing in 1987, with the assistance of the Government's Enterprise Allowance Scheme. After a period of travelling he continued writing in his spare time and his first published story was "Pussycat" in 1994. Since then he has had over 90 separate short story sales, one novel and two novellas published, and four short story collections. These were in a variety of genres, although slipstream is his default style.