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Journalist’s new novel sees serial killer on loose

A former regional newspaper journalist has written his sixth crime novel set in Edinburgh.

Tony Black previously worked as a journalist on Scottish titles the Press and Journal, the Highland News and the Edinburgh Evening News.

Murder Mile tells the story of a serial killer stalking Edinburgh.  It heralds a second outing for fictional detective inspector Rob Brennan, who in Tony’s previous book, Truth Lies Bleeding, tackled a paedophile ring.

This time round, the detective must track down a sexually motivated slayer attacking women across the city.

Said Tony: “It’s the first time I’ve written about a serial killer. I’ve always been fascinated by the stories of Jack the Ripper and thought it’d be interesting to see how Edinburgh would cope with something similar in the modern age.

“Edinburgh is such a scenic city and people don’t expect shockingly bad things to happen here.

“But it also has the sink estates and places where tragic things happen.”

Tony’s first novel Paying For It is currently being made into a TV series. A film deal has also been signed for another of his novels Long Time Dead.

He also has two more books coming out this year –  The Storm Without, and RIP Robbie Silva.

Tony still freelances and his current novel is being serialised in The Ayrshire Post right now.

Murder Mile is published by Preface in is available in paperback and ebook priced at £12.99. Log onto for more information.