Martyn Waites was born and raised in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He first worked as an actor and has appeared in numerous theatre and TV productions. His first novel, Mary's Prayer, featuring investigative journalist Stephen Larkin, was published in 1997.
Martyn Waites was born and raised in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He has been shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger for thriller of the year, the Dagger in Library and the short story Dagger, and his novel The White Room was Guardian Book of the Year.
The lead singer growled rather than spoke. It fitted with the atmosphere: the room was lit by a primal energy. Rich with sweat and physical excitement. Rich with sweat and physical excitement eo-violent, almost sexual. He wiped his brow, swigged from a bottle, grabbed the mic. ‘Good, eh?’. He acknowledged them. Spoke like one of them. He put the bottle down, turned to the rest of the band, nodded. Then back to the audience. Boom Boom,’ he shouted. The crowd, Mod-sharp and soaked in sweat and adrenalin, knew what to expect, cheered.
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Martyn Waites "Martyn Waites stands out in the crowded field of young British noir writers. with his bruised characters, raw-edged dialogue, and extraordinary night vision.
Sober and disillusioned with London, tabloid journalist Stephen Larkin reluctantly accepts an assignment to cover a gangland funeral back home in Newcastle. Several years earlier he had left sick and disgusted, vowing never to return, but the pull of the city, and the promise of a juicy story, finally persuades him to return. Martyn Waites stands out in the crowded field of young British noir writers. London's dark heart has seldom been exposed with such surgical precision. Brutal, mesmerizing stuff.
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A veteran returns from war to find a city torn apart by poverty and crime A year after the end of World War II, Jack Smeaton has returned to Newcastle, a nineteen-year-old with bone-white hair and a memory that cannot be cleansed. After the eye-opening experience of war, he sees his hometown for what it really is: a city so blighted by poverty that it’s hard to believe his was the victorious nation. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
Open Road Integrated Media ebook. In memory of my late father. PART ONE. The Old Country. The world was in black and white, the buildings black against the dead pearl-grey sky. Mist hovered, hung and clung like persistent ghosts to the low flat buildings, permeated the wood, brick and concrete, rolled up against the walls and fences, curled around the barbed wire. Left untouched the guntowers.
Books related to The White Room. More by Martyn Waites. Jigsaw Man. Elena Forbes. Perfect Remains (A DI Callanach Thriller, Book 1). Helen Fields.