‘An authentic, atmospheric and ambitious debut.
Liam McIlvanney nails it.’
- Val McDermid
A compelling literary page-turner with a crime at its heart, All the Colours of the Town is not only a thrilling story of sectarian violence and buried history, but also a gripping and unnerving exploration of prejudice and hatred.
Vividly written and shocking, All the Colours of the Town is not only the story of an individual and his community - it is also a complex and thrilling inquiry into loyalty, betrayal and duty.
‘Liam McIlvanney holds all the aces of a really vital young novelist … a brilliant study in the harsh, pawky affinity between those two majestic cities, Glasgow and Belfast.’
- Richard T Kelly, author of Crusaders
‘I read it almost at a sitting… smart, generous and compelling’ - Gordon Burn
‘With a bravura nod at classic north of Carlisle crime writing, All The Colours of the Town swaggers onto the Larne-Stranraer ferry and brings noir home. Razor-sharp prose and laser-sharp observation makes this a brilliant fiction debut.’ - Eoin McNamee