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“Dark Side of the Moon” – released August 15th!

My new novel “Dark Side of the Moon” will be released by Freight Books on August 15th.

Dark Side of the Moon cover[1]

‘Neds, drug dealers, gangsters, molls, jakes, crazy old bag ladies, racketeering, and the biggest jewel heist ever seen in the UK. Welcome to Glasgow. No Mean City meets The Italian Job in this hilarious comic noir debut, as the dark underbelly of the city’s crimeland is spewed onto the page. With razor-sharp dialogue, superbly venal characters and a finely-tuned plot, The Dark Side of the Moon builds to an explosive firecracker of an ending.’
Douglas Lindsay, author of The Legend of Barney Thomson and Song of the Dead

‘Mix Irvine Welsh with Ocean’s Eleven. Set in Glasgow and BANG! Dark Side of the Moon is a fun and thrilling read with moments that will have you reflecting on life, and moments when you will be giving it LOLs. A boom-bastic read. Loved it.’
Michael Malone, author of Beyond the Rage and Bad Samaritan



Les Wood has had several short stories published in various anthologies and magazines. He was a winner of the 2002 Canongate Prize for New Writing and a prizewinner in the 2004 McCash Scots Poetry Competition, and also shortlisted in 2008 and 2009. More recently, he was the winner of the 2015 HarperVoyager/British Film Institute Science Fiction short story competition and his  short story A Distant Feeling is shortly to be published online by HarperVoyager.

Writing in English and Scots, Les’s work covers a wide range of subjects – from gritty crime thrillers to speculative fiction to pastoral poetry.

Les is also an accomplished brass musician – Skye the staffy likes to hear him play.

“The star [of the anthology] is the superb ‘Nodding Off’…” The List

“Les Wood does a convincing Glasgow patter in ‘Nodding Off’ [which] gently leads the reader to the brink of an impossible choice.” The Scotsman