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A native of Chester, David Siddall is a Liverpool based writer of crime and supernatural fiction. Born in 1963, Siddall left school at sixteen and drifted from job to job until he joined British Rail in 1985. A creative writing class run by the RMT Union under the auspices of Tariq Mahmood - one of the Bradford Twelve - gave him a love of the written word and the encouragement to write fiction of his own.
Drawing inspiration from the people and the places he has lived and worked, Siddall's novella 'A Man Alone', published by All Due Respect, has been described as 'A gripping urban western worthy of a Walter Hill film'.
Siddall's stories have appeared in All Due Respect. Noir Nation, Enoir, Mysterical-e, Albedo One, Supernatural Tales, Beyond the Realm, Fickle Muses and the anthologies Our Haunted World and Dark Visions 2.
'I don't believe you Linnet. You're like Ebola. Anyone comes in contact with your bodily fluids is fucked.'
Daryl Chancellor, Chance to his friends, lives for the roll of dice and turn of card. When he finds himself down on his luck and owing money to a man who brooks no compromise, he makes one last play - smuggling drugs from the Caribbean.
Jacked on his way from the airport, he is given two days to retrieve the goods; his only lead, his best friend.
A femme fatale, a bag man who collects severed fingers along with his dues and a villain with serious psychological problems are set to thwart Chance.
Can he recover the goods and break even on the deal?
Breaking Even features losers and misfits, killers and gamblers; desperate characters trying to keep their heads above water while double crossing pals and enemies alike in an effort to make that one big score.
"Pure Liverpool Noir, gritty and atmospheric, breathlessly paced and wickedly funny."
Owen Laukkanen, author of The Professionals
"The stories in Breaking Even are like car crashes you can't look away from."
Mike Miner, author of Prodigal Sons
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