We're all lying in the gutter, but some of us are staring at the spaces between the stars... Seatown may t have a lot going for it - apart from the Roy Orbison lookalikes and Super Seventies Special every Thursday night, of course - but it is at least the place Mark Hammonds calls home. And after a decade away, it's the place he returns to when he has where else to go. From dead bikers to dodgy drug deals, from one downbeat bar to ather, from strippers to gangsters and back again: the luckless former musician bounces from one misdeed to the next along with a litany of old acquaintances, almost as though he never left. And if only he can shake off everybody who wants to kill, maim or otherwise hurt him, maybe he could even think about staying. After all, there's place like home, eh? This vella is a crazy crime jukebox that takes in everything from crooners to croakers without missing a beat.... Get it. If you have anything like a sense of humour and a heart as black as the inside of a body bag, you'll love it. Besides, best corpse disposal trick ever. - Graham Wynd (author of Extricate and Satan's Sorority) The story winds tight as Hammond's life unravels. Brazill uses his trademark wordplay and humour to add extra layers to the experience and manages to draw out laughs from the most uncomfortable situations. Terrific fun. - Nigel Bird (author of Smoke and Southsiders) Number Thirteen Press is publishing #13 crime vellas by #13 top crime authors. This is number #12.