Sanctus, Toyne's recently released first book, is the first volume of the Ruin trilogy.
His reply to my recent query about what he was reading:
I’m about to set off on a book tour so I’m trying to read the books of the writers I’m about to meet on various panels.Visit Simon Toyne's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.
As I write, my wife is packing for a trip to Switzerland where I’ll be on a panel with the UK crime novelist Mark Billingham and I’ve nearly finished Scaredy Cat’ his second book in the Inspector Thorne series. It reminds me a little of Thomas Harris’s Red Dragon in structure – the book that introduced Hannibal Lecter to the world – as it bounces back and forth between a serial killer and the cop trying to catch him. I’m slightly obsessed with second books in a series at the moment as I’ve just finished writing mine.
I’m also packing Marina Lewycka’s A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian as she’ll be on the panel too. Everyone I know says it’s really funny and I could do with a bit of light relief after all the blood and guts of Billingham and my own books.
My Book, The Movie: Sanctus.