Streets of Darkness

Streets of Darkness


Luther meets The Wire, this is the first Detective Harry Virdee novel

'Outstanding - relentless, multi-layered suspense and real human drama make this a crime debut to relish' Lee Child

The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be - this morning a body has been found. And it's not just any body.

Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he's been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. He can't keep himself away.

Determined to restore his reputation, Harry is obliged to take to the shadows in search of notorious ex-convict and prime suspect, Lucas Dwight. But as the motivations of the murder threaten to tip an already unstable city into riotous anarchy, Harry finds his preconceptions turned on their head as he discovers what it's like to be on the other side of the law...

Readers are gripped by Streets of Darkness:

***** 'Fast paced, this book kept me hooked the whole way through.'
***** 'A hard-hitting thriller that gets to the root of a city torn apart.'
***** 'I was hooked from the very first sentence. I can't wait to read more about this complex detective, his family and home town.'

Don't miss A. A. Dhand's heart-pounding new standalone thriller, The Blood Divide - out now!


  • This up-to-the-minute debut is a scorching story of a city divided . . . Written with pace and precision, it gives us a character destined for television but also announces the arrival of a formidable crime writer.
    Daily Mail

About the author

A. A. Dhand

A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.
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