More than just a crime series. Dead End Street is the perfect conclusion to the trilogy, both melancholic and hopeful, completing a character work that is at the vanguard of British crime
Fast paced, very moving and a worthy conclusion to the trilogy. Jimmy is a brilliant character as are the other musketeers and I'm going to miss them a lot, though excited to see what Trevor writes next
I've laughed, squirmed, wanted to punch someone and fallen even more madly in love with a dog called Dog. Cracking read!
Jimmy is a man with a PhD in loyalty and an allergic reaction to injustice. Among nasty villains, hapless sidekicks, incompetent authorities, Jimmy is a ray of good-natured, wise-cracking sunshine and just what the doctor ordered
Just finished the third book in the Jimmy Mullen series. Compelling and atmospheric, unflinching yet compassionate, this is some of the most authentic crime writing on the street
A no-holds-barred tour of the darkest, most brutal aspects of life on Newcastle's streets. Wood's trademark pace and compassion combine to bring the trilogy to a breakneck and exhilarating conclusion. Hilarious, heart-breaking, and hopeful. I could hardly bear to turn the final page and say goodbye
A fitting end to this excellent trilogy. The characters bring the story to life in a unique way and though dark and gritty the story is realistic, and heart-breaking in places. Fast paced and intense. page turning and highly recommended
A fantastic story with flawed but brilliant characters. I read deliberately slowly towards the end just to delay finishing it
Newcastle grit, heart, humour and compassion are woven through the pages alongside a gripping plot. In this worthy last instalment of the series, Wood continues his tale of three homeless friends, Jimmy, Deano and Gadge, ably assisted by Dog. I shall miss these wonderful characters greatly. A truly special and unusual crime series
Yet another superb instalment in one of the most original and authentic series out there. Jimmy Mullen is such a unique protagonist, and tour guide around the parts of a city most of us never stumble on, and I for one have loved every single page in his company. Could not recommend highly enough.
The book masterfully interweaves its complicated crime story around acutely observed slices of life . . . as satisfying and involving as the investigation is, it's this world Wood builds and populates that stays with you
Infused with dark humour, this gritty tale offers hard-hitting insights into the realities of being homeless. The characterisation is truly authentic . . . Raw and riveting
Wood writes with knowledge and compassion and, in spite of the nightmarish world he re-creates, he suffuses the novel with warmth and affection
The explosive final act of this wonderful, award-winning trilogy . . . it's set to be an unforgettable ride, filled with twists that will make your head spin