“One Fight at a Time”

Spring, 1950. The city of Bristol is broken. The physical and emotional scars of World War Two are slow to heal.Good people are struggling to get by, while an organised criminal underclass is thriving.

Days before his repatriation home, American GI Ed Grover pays a visit to a family who had shown a stranger an extraordinary kindness nine years earlier.

The family’s only son, Harry, has disappeared. In a bedsit, Grover finds the body of a young man with his throat cut.

Paperback: 351 pages
Publisher: Diamond Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781838402600

Praise from readers

A cracking good read. “Closing the Distance” is laced with just the right amount of toughness. An assured style that has echoes of Chandler.

— Andrew Hickling