Amen was born in Lagos and moved to London as a teenager almost twenty years ago. Since then, he says “I’ve enjoyed so many wonderful life experiences that have led me to this moment. I’m an author, a lawyer, a husband, and a father… and I love every moment.”
We’re delighted to welcome him to Bay Tales Live ahead of the publication of his debut novel
Included in ‘BBC News Books 2022: A pick of what’s coming up’; and ‘Dead Good Books: Debut crime novels to watch out for in 2022, A Good Day to Die is going to be one of the books of the year!
Amen’s debut novel is released by Quercus on February 17th.
His real name: Unknown
His code of conduct: Don’t be a pawn in someone else’s game. Never underestimate the enemy. Above all, survive. There is no glory in death.
His mission: It’s been ten years since Pretty Boy has left the big city – but today he’s back. No one knows why, but it’s clear that revenge is on his mind: he is determined to make the person responsible for his exile from the London scene finally pay. But his plans seem derailed when he takes possession of a bracelet, unaware that its original owner has set a high price for its safe return. Suddenly, the hunter becomes the hunted and Pretty Boy will have to find out if it is indeed a ‘good day to die’.
Jam-packed with action, an unforgettable cast of characters and peppered with dry humour, A Good Die To Die is the British answer to The Wire and marks the arrival of a fresh and exciting new voice in thriller writing.
What Others Are Saying:
‘Action-packed, gripping, and wildly entertaining, A Good Day To Die is a cracking crime thriller. Amen Alonge is a powerful new voice in thriller writing and a talent to watch’ – Adam Hamdy, Sunday Times bestselling author.
‘If UK hip hop was a book, it would be A Good Day To Die. A smart, gritty, action-packed thriller that invokes the spirit of Chester Himes’ – William Shaw
‘This is cracker of a debut, sharp and brutal, with a body count that would make Tarantino blink’ – Trevor Wood