Joseph Knox was born and raised in and around Stoke and Manchester, where he worked in bars and bookshops before moving to London. He runs, writes and reads compulsively. His debut novel Sirens was a bestseller and has been translated into eighteen languages. The Smiling Man and The Sleepwalker are the second and third books in the series. True Crime Story is a standalone.
Pure genius - all the things you want to a crime novel to be, also hilarious. I love it * Jane Casey * Absolutely brilliant. I think it's a game-changer * Martyn Waites * Highly original and mischievous novel - a complete triumph * John Boyne * Reads like a cinematic true crime documentary. Brilliant, compelling and original. * Steve Cavanagh * An absolute triumph. It sucked me in, chewed me up, spat me out and left me blinking like the moment the lights go on at a fuzzy basement nightclub. Phenomenal, current, bleakly devastating. An iron gauntlet in the guts. Loved it. * Matt Wesolowski *