These Darkening Days
PART TWO OF THE CULT CLASSIC NORTHERN CRIME SAGA
As autumn draws in, a series of unexplained vicious attacks occur in a small northern town renowned for being a bohemian backwater. As the national media descends, local journalist Roddy Mace attempts to tell the story, but finds the very nature of truth brought into question. He turns to disgraced detective James Brindle for help. When further attacks occur the shattered community becomes the focus of an accelerating media that favours immediacy over truth. Murder and myth collide in a folk-crime story about place, identity and the tangled lives of those who never leave.
'As good as anything being written in Britain today' ― HORATIO CLARE
'Layers of landscape, myth and the hidden underbelly of everyday life outside of the metropolis are built up as the plot unfolds and the darkness grows. By now you should all know how good a writer Myers is. If you don't, These Darkening Days will be more than enough to convince you' ― LOUD & QUIET
'A powerful novel by a writer who has found his subject and the voice that best expresses it . He could be Yorkshire's Iain Sinclair as well as its Cormac McCarthy' ― BOOKMUNCH
'Subtle and compelling, controlled and atmospheric - perfect, in fact, for the long dark nights ahead' ― MORNING STAR
'He's James Ellroy with a flat cap and a terrier' ― JOHN MITCHINSON
Published by Raven (2022) in paperback, kindle and audio formats. First published by Moth in 2017.