A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die
Genre : Fiction
Published : 1 Feb 2022 - Quercus
His real name:

His code of conduct:
Don’t be a pawn in someone else’s game.
Never underestimate the enemy.
Above all, survive. There is no glory in death.

His mission:
It’s been ten years since Pretty Boy left the big city – today he’s back. No one knows why, but it’s clear that revenge is on his mind: he is determined to make the person responsible for his exile from the London scene finally pay. But his plans seem derailed when he takes possession of a bracelet, unaware that its original owner has set a high price for its safe return. Suddenly, the hunter becomes the hunted and Pretty Boy will have to find out if it is indeed a ‘good day to die’.

Jam-packed with action, an unforgettable cast of characters and peppered with dry humour, A GOOD DAY TO DIE is the British answer to THE WIRE and marks the arrival of a fresh and exciting new voice in thriller writing.


Action-packed, gripping, and wildly entertaining, A GOOD DAY TO DIE is a cracking crime thriller. Amen Alonge is a powerful new voice in thriller writing and a talent to watch.

Adam Hamdy

There's a new kid in town in every respect as this is a cracker: sharp and brutal, with a body count that would make Tarantino blink.

Trevor Wood

If UK hip hop was a book, it would be A GOOD DAY TO DIE. A smart, gritty, action-packed thriller that invokes the spirit of Chester Himes.

William Shaw

Expect plenty of punch, some memorable characters and even a dash of humour in a book that is already picking up some great early reviews.

Crime Fiction Lover

High octane.

Crime Monthly

It is crime-writing with a rap beat — fast, hard, unrelenting — yet it still manages to convey the truth about life on the mean streets...the story’s honesty and impressive humanity shine through the violence.

Daily Mail

...the narrative speeds along in laconic first person and seldom slows down, with a body count and brutality straight from the Guy Richie and Tarantino text book, leavened by a sardonic sense of humour. Addictive.

Crime Time

…its dialogue, fight scenes and evocation of the capital are remarkable.

The Sunday Times

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