A Lot of Nerve
By Ian McCulloch
Published By

Thistle Publishing

ISBN 9781786080769
Fiction Genre Thriller/Crime/Mystery
Publication Date 01/10/2019
Price 9.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lot-Nerve-Ian-McCulloch/dp/1786080761
Ebook Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lot-Nerve-Ian-McCulloch-ebook/dp/B07KWZT7S6


Jones is a chancer, a schemer, always on the lookout for the next big deal. In a pub one day he notices some papers changing hands for large amounts of money. He manages to insert himself into the middle of what looks like an extremely lucrative deal, but the can of worms he opens catapults him into a situation more volatile and dangerous than he could ever have imagined.

Authors Biography

After working in finance for Marks & Spencer for more years than was good for him, Ian turned to writing for a living, focussing mainly on the world of football. He has worked freelance for a variety of magazines and for Fulham Football Club where he was their staff writer.


“A really good thriller… kept me hooked till the end.”
Anna Maria Giacomasso (Reviewer)

“Captivating, suspenseful, entertaining novel! This beautiful thriller kept me on the edge of my seat.”
YCC (Reviewer)

“A light hearted and delightful romp through the capers and adventures of a small-time hoodlum.”
Nan Williams (Reviewer)

“An entertaining romp with a small-time crook in London. A quick fun read that kept me turning pages long after I should be sleeping.”
Lisa Sprague (Librarian)

“A fast-paced, compelling read.”
Maureen Ellis (Reviewer)

“Jones is not a truly bad guy – he fits about midway up the ladder of actual crooks and his scams and money laundering schemes are basically harmless. He has a knack for finding himself in the middle of deals, and as a middleman he shines. Unfortunately a couple of the very bad criminal bosses get him wedged into deals he is not comfortable being involved in, and he is able to use his knack in a meaningful way towards getting himself out of the line of fire. And with the help of sweet old Aunt Mimi and DI Hernandez he is able to keep himself alive…”
Bonnye Reed Fry (Reviewer)

“This is a very original story… very good entertainment… well written with great characters.”
Terje Olsen (Reviewer)

“Totally enjoyable… Jones was a well-fleshed out character and his adventures were fun to read about. A great book.”
Janet’s Book Corner

“Jones lives to make a deal. Got something you need to sell? Call him. Aunt Mimi will take the message. He sees papers change hands for a big envelope of money and decides to get in on the action. This is one transaction he may not survive.”
Marie Angel (Reviewer)

“I hope to read more books by this author.”
Darren Martin (Reviewer)

Leave a comment about this book:


  1. Brilliantly written. Kept me entertained until the end. The characters engrossed my suspense on every page!

  2. Complex themes kept it very interesting – and it all came together at the end.

  3. A lovely easy read couldn’t put the book down kept wondering what was going to happen next well worth reading

  4. Could put it down. Waiting for the sequel.

  5. Great characters and plot – riveted till the end!!

  6. Couldn’t put it down. Waiting for the sequel.

  7. I just wanted to drink at all the pubs !

  8. Very entertaining read, lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing on what will happen next. It normally takes me weeks to read a book but couldn’t put this one down and finished it in a few days. Great book to take in holiday

  9. Gritty and down to earth, I just couldn’t put it down.

  10. A great read. You become fully immersed in the story.

  11. Great characterisation and genuinely funny.

  12. A great read once you pick it up you won’t want to put it down. Brilliant.

  13. A totally entertaining, cleverly crafted tale of a rather loveable rogue ducking and diving through London life of the shady kind. Will he come good? You have to wait till the very end to find out. It really is a page-turner.

  14. Great read! I love mysteries and this book was one of the best I’ve read!

  15. A wonderfully entertaining and suspenseful page-turner.

  16. What a great book! A very entertaining mystery that you can’t put down!

  17. Love Ian’s way of writing. Really exciting book!

  18. A great read, couldn’t wait to see how Jonesy made out at the end.

  19. Great book, cannot wait till the movie!!!

  20. Loved Jones, loved the book. Hope there’s more.

  21. McCulloch has skillfully woven together a tale that reveals London’s underbelly and those who thrive and survive there. A fast-paced thriller sprinkled with twists and turns. I’ll be reading more by this author!

  22. So much fun and suspense!

  23. Great book , could not put it down:)

  24. Great Book by a great author

  25. Loved It !!!

  26. Excellent book, well written, full of suspense. I’ve not picked up a book for years but I couldn’t put this one down!!

  27. Really enjoyed the book. A fantastic job especially as it was the author’s first one

  28. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, a great read for 2019

  29. Thoroughly enjoyed, great reading.

  30. Highly recommended.

  31. If this is his 1st book I cannot wait for the others to follow! Great book!

  32. I truly appreciate this article post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

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  34. Thanks so much for the article.Really thank you! Really Great.

  35. I appreciate you sharing this article.Much thanks again. Want more.

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