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Tony Black is the author of more than 20 books, most recently WRECKED, Gus Dury book 5. He has been nominated for eight CWA Daggers and was runner up in The Guardian's Not the Booker prize for The Last Tiger. He has written three crime series, a number of crime novellas and two collections of short stories. His acclaimed author interviews series was collected under the title Hard Truths. His novella, The Ringer, was adapted for the stage and the Ayr Gaiety performance can be found on this site.  


Tony has been an author coach, lecturer and writing tutor for a number of years. He has taught is schools, colleges, universities and a large number of prisons. He has extensive experience of assessing novels for publication and  his appraisals for unpublished authors have brought many new manuscripts to print; if you'd like Tony to look at your manuscript, please get in touch via the Get Published! page.


Also an artist for many years, Tony paints in a bold and  expressionistic style. His works hang in collections in Germany, Ireland, Australia, the USA, and many other locations. His art is primarily represented by Portfolio Fine Art who have a number of originals and prints on offer. Several UK galleries are currently showing Tony's work, including: Westover Gallery, Art Pistol and Gallery 27.


If you'd like to talk to Tony about buying artworks directly, or a commission, please get in touch

via the Contact page.






The Gus Dury Series

Paying for It



Long Time Dead



The Rob Brennan Series

Truth Lies Bleeding

Murder Mile


The Doug Michie Series

The Storm Without

The Inglorious Dead


The Bob Valentine Series

Artefacts of the Dead

A Taste of Ashes

Summoning the Dead

Her Cold Eyes


The Clay Moloney Series (with Matt Neal)

Bay of Martyrs



His Father’s Son

The Last Tiger


Story Collections

The Sin Bin

Last Orders



RIP Robbie Silva

The Ringer



Last Orders (Gus Dury)

The Long Drop (Gus Dury)

The Holy Father

Stone Ginger



Hard Truths


NEW in the USA


"Totally unputdownable.

I loved every minute of Her Cold Eyes."