We would be delighted if you could come to Mono on Thursday 27th of June for the launch of Neil Mackay’s brilliant debut novel All the Little Guns Went Bang, Bang, Bang.

For those of you that don’t know Neil, he is a multi-award winning investigative journalist, newspaper executive, non-fiction author, radio broadcaster, film-maker and playwright. He has won around two dozen national and international awards for his newspaper journalism. Mackay was a launch editor of the Sunday Herald newspaper, and has subsequently been the paper’s Crime Editor, Investigations Editor and Head of News.

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.

The launch is free, and Neil will be giving a reading and answering any questions you’d like to put to him, as well as signing copies (we’ll have copies for sale if you haven’t managed to pick one up by the day).