Book - The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back


Put the needle back on the record as Titan Books announce the publication this month of the fourth in the popular music-charged series of crime novels starring The Vinyl Detective...

Read Tony Cross' reviews of the first 3 books: Written in Dead Wax, The Run-Out Groove and Victory Disc.

Press Release for Flip Back

He’s the Vinyl Detective, a private detective with a very special set of skills: no matter how rare, no matter how elusive, if you’re looking for a record he’s the man to find it for you. Over the course of his career he’s faced down murderous doctors, determined guard geese, neo-Nazis, and more in the quest to protect some of the world’s rarest discs, but now with mounting fame of his own making it harder to go unnoticed he’s about to face his biggest challenge yet:

At the height of their success, the electric folk band Black Dog invited journalists to a desolate island for an infamous publicity stunt: the burning of a million dollars. But the stunt backfired and the band split up, increasing the value of their final album vastly. It’s this album that Tinkler’s got his eye on, and he hires none other than the Vinyl Detective and Nevada to hunt a copy down.

Narrowly avoiding a killing spree, negotiating deranged Black Dog fans, and being pursued by hack celebrity Stinky Stamner and his camera crew, the Vinyl Detective and Nevada discover that perhaps all was not as it seemed on the island—and that in the embers of that fire are clues to a motive for murder…

Flip Back is the latest instalment in this brilliant and highly original series. Part-Lovejoy, part-High Fidelity this is a warm, witty and vastly engaging series. If you haven’t met the Vinyl Detective yet you are missing out.

Andrew Cartmel is a novelist and screenwriter. His work for television includes Midsomer Murders and Torchwood, and a legendary stint as Script Editor on Doctor Who. He has also written plays for the London Fringe, toured as a stand-up comedian, and is currently co-writing with Ben Aaronovitch a series of comics based on the bestselling Rivers of London books. He lives in London.

The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back is published on 14th May by Titan Books

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