Tony Glover is a masterful storyteller. His writing evokes the stark beauty of the Northumberland countryside and plumbs the depths of human nature.
Fiona Veitch Smith, CWA Dagger shortlisted author of the Poppy Denby Investigates mysteries.
Tony has that rare gift of making his characters come alive on the page. His writing is deft and at times, so well written you have to read it again to savour the language. A great, emerging writer whose work deserves its place amongst the best contemporary crime writers.
IAN COTTAGE film maker. Writer /director of feature film Bosc
Glover, an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and playwright (BBC North Playwright of the Year, Royal Television Society award winner) has taken his gift as a screenwriter and made it work in another medium in this, his debut novel. The visual landscapes that he creates are tangible. In much the same way as you can see and feel Sweden in Henning Mankell’s Wallander or the streets of Paris in any Fred Vargas novel, the sense of place in Cars Just Want to be Rust is palpable. From the ancient stones of Hadrian’s Wall to the achingly beautiful Cheviot hills, to the Geordie accents of the characters, this is a novel rooted in North East England