Genre: Fiction
Published: 1 June 2016
Publisher: Peridot Press

Pot Luck

by Nick Fisher


A dark, desperate tale of greed, crime, drugs, family, fear – and crab fishing. Brothers Adrian and Matty are close to rock bottom: sick of the sight of each other and barely scraping a living from the only job they have ever known: crab fishing off the south coast. Every day is a depressing repeat of the one that has gone before – until a discovery in a far-flung corner of the English Channel changes everything. It could be the best thing that has ever happened to them – or will it be the worst? Set in the fishing community of Weymouth, Pot Luck is a thriller with sinister twists, a raggedy mob of opportunists and bottom-feeders, and an ocean of bad blood.

"Nick Fisher's highly original crime caper delves into the deeply fishy underbelly of Weymouth Harbour. Among the stinky bait buckets, raggedy nets and battered lobster pots, drugs are being smuggled, old friendships stretched to breaking point, and someone's clearly about to make a killing... There's a nice whiff of Carl Hiaasen here, but with the unmistakable tang of the British seaside standing in for the Florida Everglades. Funny, dark, surprising and altogether highly entertaining..." - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
"A brutal but brilliantly witty tale of life on the sea. One that illustrates with painful truthfulness the reality of how tough life can be for commercial fishermen these days. To the point that these two dysfunctional brothers are driven to do some very desperate stuff to survive. I loved it." - Mark Hix, chef and restaurateur
"Nick Fisher knows the Jurassic Coast inside out: his compelling, salty slice of Dorset noir is full of secrets and betrayals that will keep you reading all through the night." - Chris Chibnall, creator of Broadchurch and Doctor Who showrunner

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