"One of the greatest rock and roll novels ever written, by an exciting new voice" - Ian Marchant ( The Longest Crawl, Something of the Night)

"Vivid, funny, fast plot-driven...very enjoyable." - Alan Beard ( Taking Doreen From The Sky, You Don't Have To Say)

"It's a grimy portrait of a City's seedy underbelly, sticky with vomit, blood and pretty much every other bodily fluid...It gripped me...well worth a read." - The Hearing Aid

It’s 1999, the end of the millennium and Jim Vale, aka Jimmy Tyrant, singer of one hit wonders The Tyrants, has lost everything he once loved. Like Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and many rockers before him, Jim tries to end it all by committing suicide at the age of Twenty Seven.

Trouble is… he survives.

To clear his debts the band's manager suggests Jim fake his own death - just for a while - so they can raise The Tyrants' profile and sell some records.

But as the press and the fans wonder more and more about the disappearance of the mysterious Jimmy Tyrant, Jim gets drawn deeper into Birmingham’s gangland and further away from getting his ex-girlfriend back, his troubled family and music.

 Karaoke-singing gangsters, reclusive teenage internet millionaires, sex, drugs and rock and roll all collide as Jim tries to understand the person he has become, to come to terms with his tumultuous past and somehow make it beyond the age of twenty seven.

“27” is a book about one man’s search for love, music and his true self.

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