Jake says goodbye to hardship when his grandfather leaves him a wad of dirty money. At first he revels in his wealth, but a moment of recklessness and an unwitting confession throws him into the spotlight blinking. He is soon pursued by a money-hungry girlfriend, the law and an elderly gangster.
A two-fisted, big-hearted novel that somehow links the underworld of the Krays with the modern world of London and New York. An Elmore Leonard for the 21st century' - Tony Parsons
Refreshingly different to other gangster capers...written with a heart of gold - Lisa Jewell
SIDEWALKING is a delightful, stylish thriller packed with unexpected twists. The lovable narrator blunders into ever more perilious situations, each one funnier than the last. Cool, sharp and thoroughly enjoyable, this novel is a must-read - Matt Thorne
An excellent comic thriller - The Times
Slick gangster fiction as the East End underworld meets gritty New York - Mirror
Duerden s got a good sense of pace, and a nice eye for comic detail - Maxim
SIDEWALKING is well-crafted, well-paced, and by turns funny, dark and dramatic - Minx
Hilarious And with a gratifying sick twist in the tale, SIDEWALKING shouldn t have to wait long before hitting your local multiplex - Heat
Nick Duerden grew up in London. He is a freelance journalist who has contributed to a variety of magazines including GQ, Arena, and the Evening Standard. He currently writes features for Q Magazine. This is his first novel.