By the Jhalak Prize-winning author of The Bone Readers comes a stunning literary crime novel set in the Caribbean.
'Jacob Ross is a truly amazing writer. Black Rain Falling is an outstanding novel, it gripped me from the first page to the last'
BERNADINE EVARISTO, WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
'Jacob Ross is a unique and thrilling new voice in crime fiction'
MARK BILLINGHAM Delving into issues of family, class and loyalty, Black Rain Falling is a stunning crime novel that asks how far one should go to protect those they love.
On the Caribbean island of Camaho, forensics expert Michael 'Digger' Digson is in deep trouble.
His fellow CID detective Miss Stanislaus kills a man in self-defence - their superiors believe it was murder, and Digger given just six weeks to prove his friend is innocent.
While the authorities bear down on them, Digger and Miss Stanislaus investigate a shocking roadside murder, the first tremors of a storm of crime and corruption that will break over Camaho at any moment.
PRAISE FOR THE BONE READERS
'The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity'
'It's masterly. I've started to read it again with increasing admiration'
'A breathtaking, thought-provoking, and yes, brilliant read. I know this is a book I shall go back to again and again'
'Ross's novel is one that effortlessly draws together the past and the present, gender, politics and the legacy of colonialism in a top quality Caribbean set crime thriller. The Bone Readers is a wonderful read'
Catherine Johnson 'By turns thrilling, visceral and meditative, and always cinematic'
'An unconventional crime novel, and one that exposes the dark underbelly of 'paradise''
Book Muse (blog) 'I was fascinated by Ross' ability to create characters with depth and diversity. A great read'
Not Chai tea (blog) 'A unique read, paced to the islands where it takes place with a group of interesting characters I will enjoy following into future books'
Word Dreams (blog)
'An engaging, poetic and twist-filled Caribbean crime-noir novel. Masterful'
Book Witty (blog)
Jacob Ross is a truly amazing writer. Black Rain Falling is an outstanding novel, it gripped me from the first page to the last - Bernardine Evaristo (Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other)
Jacob Ross is a unique and thrilling new voice in crime fiction - Mark Billingham
The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity - Guardian
A breathtaking, thought-provoking, and yes, brilliant read. I know this is a book I shall go back to again and again - Sunny Singh
It's masterly. I've started to read it again with increasing admiration - Crime Time (on The Bone Readers)
Jacob Ross was born in Grenada and now lives in Britain. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he is the author of two acclaimed collections of short stories, A Way to Catch the Dust and Song for Simone and Tell No-One About This - nominated by The 2018 Bocas Literary Festival as one of the three best works of Caribbean fiction published in 2017. His first novel, Pynter Bender, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize, and his debut crime novel, The Bone Readers won the inaugural Jhalak Prize.