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OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY

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From the age of fifteen to twenty-one, Scotsman Elliot Castro went from a petty thief to one of the world’s most notorious credit card fraudsters. In a true tale of escalating excess, Castro spent a seven figure sum on an international pursuit of the high life, managing one audacious escape after another while his life spiralled out of control. Meanwhile, from a cramped office in Heathrow Police Station a detective was patiently tracking him down. In Other People’s Money, Castro and others tell his incredible story to
Neil Forsyth.

Reviews:

  • “An eye-popping account of the career of Elliot Castro. The most surprising thing? How likeable Castro seems” – Mail On Sunday
  • An exhilarating Brit variation on Catch Me If You Can” – Arena
  • “A fascinating and illuminating story” – Irvine Welsh
  • “An extraordinary tale” - Sunday Tribune
  • “A concise, self-critical memoir…with welcome flashes of humour” - Daily Express

LET THEM COME THROUGH

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Nick Santini would have made a good living as a medium if his manager wasn’t a thief and he didn’t operate in a world of endless corruption. With a TV show cancelled in murky circumstances, a crew member dead on his tour and the police and his past fast catching up with him, Santini is a man on the edge. The medium’s job is to lie and lie well and only Santini’s talent can save him while his life steadily unravels. Neil Forsyth’s novel is a darkly comic investigation of celebrity, illusion, and the lower strata of this world and the next.

Reviews:

  • “This cunning thriller is a model of finesse. Packed with suspense and humour, it reveals Neil Forsyth as inspired a psychological illusionist as his creation. Very funny” - Scottish Review of Books
  • “Forsyth has made a striking debut novel” – Sharp Magazine
  • “A darkly comic novel about a trickster medium trying to revive his career. Forsyth gradually reveals his characters while rapidly pushing along a thriller-style plot. Seriously page-turning stuff” - Attitude Magazine

SAN CARLOS

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It’s 1989. The Witness Protection Scheme pays you £180.75 a week. You’re living a life that isn’t working under a name that isn’t yours. Ibiza offers escape. You meet a woman with a story. Along comes your past. – A gripping, high-octane novel exploring the dark side of the sunshine island.

Reviews

  • “Now and then a novel creeps up on you, grabs you by the neck and gives you a thoroughly good shaking. Making horrible characters interesting, if not gripping, is a high art and Neil Forsyth has done just that. A stylish, period thriller – it’s set in 1989 – coupled with an unlikely love story.” – Daily Mirror Book of the Week
  • “Forsyth’s new novel manages to combine suspense, humour and romance into a thoroughly enjoyable read. Punchy but utterly absorbing and the setting is so good you can practically feel the sun on your neck” - Welovethisbook.com
  • “The Bob Servant author shows a very different side to his talents. A pacy, unpretentious thriller with themes of redemption and revenge and well-drawn, memorable characters” - The Herald



WHY ME? – THE VERY IMPORTANT EMAILS OF BOB SERVANT

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Bob Servant is troubled. The economy is collapsing, he’s lonely and around his hometown of Broughty Ferry, Bob is struggling to get the respect he deserves. Fortunately his  email junk folder is bursting with offers of friendship and assistance from around the world. In these genuine emails, Bob Servant looks to the Internet’s worst con merchants and charlatans for answers to his many woes – the false lenders who have bravely stepped into the credit crunch, supposed lawyers with advice for Bob’s various pickles and fake foreign soldiers giving military guidance for Bob’s campaign against a local bowling club. They all find a man from Broughty Ferry who is ready and willing to give them his valuable time.

Reviews:

  • “I have worked with a lot of funny men – Peter Cook, Spike Milligan, Harry Enfield. Bob Servant is in a class of his own”. – Barry Fantoni, Private Eye
  • “Neil Forsyth is one of the finest comic writers working today” – Scotland on Sunday
  • “Forsyth’s detail of Bob’s crusade is as sharp as ever. Supremely funny stuff”– Shortlist

DELETE THIS AT YOUR PERIL – THE BOB SERVANT EMAILS

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The book that spread Bob Servant’s fame to North America and certain parts of Lochee is now released with brand new material added. Delete This At Your Peril – The Bob Servant Emails is a collection of genuine email exchanges between Bob Servant and the Internet’s crooks. The spammers may have breached his firewall, but they have met their match as Bob Servant rises heroically to the challenge, and sows confusion in his wake.

Reviews:

  • “A very, very funny book” – Irvine Welsh
  • “Reminds me how good comic writing can be” – Scotland on Sunday
  • “One of the finest books ever compiled” – The Skinny
  • “Genius! Highly entertaining and brilliantly deranged” - Maxim
  • “These are the writings of a clearly deranged mind” Soteria

BOB SERVANT – HERO OF DUNDEE

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The much-anticipated sequel to Delete This At Your Peril is Bob Servant’s astonishing life story. Bob Servant – Hero Of Dundee takes the reader through an unfortunate childhood, a disastrous Merchant Navy career and the creation of a record-breaking window cleaning round, before revealing what life as a cheeseburger magnate is really like. With touching bravery, Bob Servant fearlessly romps through the memories that surely make him the undisputed Hero Of Dundee.

Reviews:

  • “Hilarious – full of sly, Scottish humour” – Martin Kelner, The Guardian
  • “There’s stuff in here that Chic Murray would have been proud of” – Sanjeev Kohli
  • “Brilliant entertainment, funny, absurd, engaging comedy.” - Felix Dexter
  • Bob Servant – Hero Of Dundee is a worthy addition to the comic pantheon” – Book Bag