Publication Date: 12/07/2018 ISBN: 9780008262099 Category:

East of Hounslow

Khurrum Rahman

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 12/07/2018 ISBN: 9780008262099 Category:
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Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award 2019, shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger Award 2018 and the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award 2018

A TELEGRAPH Book of the Year.

Meet Jay.

Small-time dealer.

Accidental jihadist.

The one man who can save us all?

Javid – call him Jay – is a dope dealer living in West London. He goes to mosque on Friday, and he’s just bought his pride and joy – a BMW. He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet.

But his world is about to turn upside-down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he’s just the man they need for a delicate mission.

One thing’s for sure: now he’s a long way East of Hounslow, Jay’s life will never be the same again.

The pulse-pounding spy thriller featuring MI5’s most unlikely and hilarious new hero Jay Qasim. Fans of Mick Herron and Ben Aaronvotich will love this fast-paced and gripping new crime thriller series.

Don’t miss the prequel to the series, The Motive, written exclusively for Quick Reads 2021. And keep reading for Jay’s next adventure:
1. East of Hounslow
2. Homegrown Hero
3. Ride or Die

Readers LOVE the Jay Qasim series:

‘One of the best books I’ve read in a long time’
‘A modern and timely thriller’
‘Exciting, tense and thoroughly engaging’
‘A MUST read gripping, funny thriller’
‘Fast-paced and topical thriller’
‘A real page-turner’
‘Funny and gripping at the same time’

Publisher Review

`Educated me about some of the most urgent issues of our time while making me repeatedly snort with laughter'. Telegraph `Combining humour and tragedy is one of the hardest literary challenges, but Khurrum Rahman succeeds.' TLS `Told with striking panache. Announces the arrival of a fine, fresh new thriller writer' Daily Mail `A very funny but tense thriller...Think Four Lions meets Phone Shop' Red `As much a coming-of-age story as a full-on action thriller, East of Hounslow is thought-provoking and entirely gripping.' Guardian `Sweary, funny and, above all, an absolutely cracking thriller that you'll tear through, this is the anti-James Bond that the 21st century needs' Emerald Street 'East of Hounslow, in which a young Muslim finds himself forced to become an MI5 plant in a group of jihadists, is as British as Nelson's Colum. A superb and exciting debut novel' Telegraph `Clipped dialogues, staccato sentences and the hilariously brilliant prose set the pace of this excellent unputdownable crime thriller. The climax will leave you breathless.' New Indian Express `A brilliant thriller. You'd be mad not to buy this.' Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London `Excellent book. Phenomenal writing.' BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors `I loved it. More please' Mel McGrath, author of Give Me the Child `Builds to a heart-constricting climax' Times Crime Club `The best thriller I've read in ages' Stephen Leather

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