Giles, my sibling, my Mephistophilis. You lie whenever it suits you, but when you lie to me, surely you can take the trouble to make it convincing?
Simon Coltraine is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother Giles - market trader, rogue and amiable bully - is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes.
The Devil has all the best tunes.
Martin Cooper links the sunlit sweep of England’s West Country landscapes with the grubby shadows of London’s Kentish Town Road. A turn-the-page crime story, but running through it are powerful threads of humour and melancholy.