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Dark Side of the Moon
Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of the Moon


316 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $19.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: April 2017

ISBN 9781911332008

Rights: US & CA

Freight Books (Apr 2017)

Price: $14.95


A blackly comic heist novel set in Glasgow's famed underworld—Irvine Welsh plus Ocean's Eleven

Boddice, a crime lord looking over his shoulder for good reason, has assembled an unlikely band of misfit crooks. Their job is to steal a famous diamond worth millions, known as The Dark Side of the Moon. Despite the odds, the crew's self-serving squabbles and their natural incompetence, the plan progresses. As events build to an explosive climax no one really knows who is playing who. Full of twists and turns and laugh-out-loud moments, this is a hugely enjoyable romp from entirely the criminal's point-of-view, with not a single cop in sight.


"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, The Legend of Barney Thomson

"Full of jaggedly poetic charm and twisted humor, Les Wood's Dark Side of the Moon is a fine novel." —ForeWord Magazine

"[A] fiercely beautiful novel." —Booklist

"outstanding."—Publishers Weekly

Author Biography

Les Wood's writing has been widely anthologized. He teaches at Glasgow Caledonian University.