Cash Rules Everything Around Me by Rob Gittins
eBook, Paperback & Hardback : 276 pp
Morrissey Jarrett is fresh out of prison and back on the streets of his hometown Cardiff.
During his enforced absence the city has been re-developed to within an inch of its life and a disoriented Morrissey falls back into old habits as he scams, schemes, and steals whatever he needs to survive.
Morrissey has big dreams though. Dreams of making one last huge score, dreams of leaving his life of crime behind, dreams of reuniting with the love of his life and dreams of walking off into the sunset with her. Happy. Ever. After.
All he needs is a plan.
Luckily, the circles Morrissey frequents provide ample opportunities for ill-gotten gains and soon the perfect job literally falls into his hands.
And so, along with a hastily assembled crew of misfits, Morrissey embarks on planning the perfect heist. With all their eyes fixed steadily on a payday that could change their stars forever - all they have to do is keep their heads down, play it cool, and follow the plan to the letter.
What could possibly go wrong?
About the author
Cash Rules Everything Around Me is an a masterclass of character invention, dialogue and plotting which isn’t too surprising when you consider Rob Gittins is an award-winning screenwriter who has written for numerous top-rated UK television drama series, including EastEnders (where he’s the longest serving scriptwriter with over 300 episodes to his credit) as well as Casualty and The Bill. He has also written over twenty original radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and his drama series, Losing Paradise, won the Gold Drama Medal at the New York International Radio Festival.
He was Executive Producer on Crash, a drama series for BBC Wales and he was also Script Executive and writer on Stella, created by and featuring Ruth Jones (Gavin & Stacey). Rob’s work in TV and radio drama has been watched and listened to by millions in the UK & abroad, somehow he has also found the time to publish 5 novels.
Praise for Rob Gittins
“Utterly compelling… highly recommended for those looking for a crime novel that is that bit different.” -Newbooks magazine
“Visceral, strongly visual and beautifully structured… powerful, quirky characters.” - Andrew Taylor, Winner, Crime Writers Association Cartier Diamond Dagger
"Impressive, hard-hitting, well-plotted and superbly written" - Crime Review
"Well-drawn characters and sophisticated storytelling…" - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"A brilliant thriller that keeps you awake and reading at night." - Review Wales
"If there’s one thing you can be sure of when it comes to Rob Gittins’s literary output, it is that he’s not afraid of a scintillating pace." - Jack Clothier, Gwales
"Terrifying and suspenseful, non-stop jeopardy. Just be glad you're only reading it and not in it." - Tony Garnett, Producer: Kes, Cathy Come Home, Cops, This Life
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