Published On: Wed, Jun 26th, 2013

All the Little Guns Went Bang Bang



If you’ve had one too many chick lits this summer and need a palate cleanser, then pick up All the Little Guns Went Bang Bang.

Debut novel of Herald journalist, Neil Mackay, the dark fiction is enriched with his experience as a crime editor.

Crime editor being just a fraction of his experience, Mackay has also held the post of news and investigative editor, award winning reporter, newspaper executive, non-fiction author, radio broadcaster, film-maker and playwright.

To meet the man behind the credentials head down to Mono bar, on June 27, where he will be reading his novel and answering questions.

Entry is free and copies of the novel will be available to buy.

Gutter magazine said: “All the Little Guns Went Bang, Bang, Bang is darkly comic novel about two normal eleven year-olds meeting one summer in small town Antrim, Northern Ireland, in the early 1980s. They have little in common except a shared experience of violent, abusive parents.

“They form an unlikely alliance and as their games and shared fantasies spin out of control their friendship becomes something much darker, with theft, arson, sickening brutality – and eventually murder – all lying ahead.”