The TRE Bookshow. TRE’s Hannah Murray catches up with top authors, to discuss their latest releases 10/10/18


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Andrew Smyth writes and edits his own magazine, Cruising World. A keen yachtsman, he has sailed extensively through the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean. His latest novel ‘Grave Island’ is a fast-paced thriller exploring the reality of the corrupt trade in fake pharmaceuticals. One in 10 drugs sold in the developing world are thought to be fake, resulting in the deaths of over 1 million people a year.

Barry Cain has written music columns for national newspapers, and toured with the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and The Jam. He also enjoyed a brief stint as PR to Blondie, and The Stranglers. Malcolm McLaren even asked him to ghost write his autobiography which, for legal reasons, still remains unpublished. His debut novel ‘The Tapes of Wrath’ tells the story of Adam Tate – crap husband, clueless father, and failed writer.

Abi Silver is a lawyer by profession. Her first novel ‘The Pinocchio Brief’ is a courtroom drama with an AI twist. Her latest novel ‘The Aladdin Trial’ reunites the legal duo Burton and Lamb, when they try to defend a man whom the media has already convicted.