Available now at bookstores across the US…

THE SMILING MAN will be available at US bookstores from 15th January 2019

We're excited to announce that Sirens in now available across book stores and online retailers in the USA!

Paperback edition - out 4th December 2018:

Hardback edition - available at US bookstores now:



"Razor-sharp urban noir...very special indeed." (Lee Child)

“Knox, taking a cue from legendary Manchester band Joy Division's doom-laden romanticism, is brilliantly in command of the book's unusual blend of horrific and hopeful. And in what other crime novel are you going to learn that ultraviolet lighting is used in certain clubs so addicts wanting to shoot up can't see the veins in their arms? A powerfully assured debut by a British novelist who has the potential to be a leading player in modern noir.” (Kirkus)

“[A] perfect choice for readers who like their heroes a bit battered.” (Booklist, starred review

“Knox’s impressive debut plunges the reader into the darkest corners of Manchester’s druggy club scene. . . . Knox sets a dizzying pace and convincingly evokes the murky, unbalanced atmosphere of an empire built around drugs and money with vivid prose. . . . The hard-hitting action builds to a bleak, wrenching conclusion because, of course, not everyone can be saved.” (Publishers Weekly)