“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

Praise from readers

I enjoyed this Bristol noir – “Closing the Distance” – and was well impressed by the authority of the writing. Jeff Dowson’s style has all the laid back charm of a West Country Walter Moseley.

— Derek Lister