Author(s): Warren Ellis
This morning Detective John Tallow was bored with his job. Then there was this naked guy with a shotgun and his partner getting killed, and now Tallow has a real problem: an apartment full of guns. Old guns. Modified guns. Arranged in rows and spirals on the floor and walls. Hundreds of them. Each weapon is tied to a single unsolved murder. Which means Tallow has uncovered two decades' worth of homicides that no one knew to connect and a killer unlike anything that came before. Tallow's bosses don't want him to solve the case. The murderer just wants him to die. But there's a pattern hiding behind the deaths, and if Tallow can figure it out he might even make it out alive.
'A mad police procedural just north of the border of dark fantasy. Delightful.' - William Gibson
'Gun Machine never lets go of the reader and never flags in its relentless pace. In the course of 300 tightly wound pages, Ellis unloads a full clip of ideas, black humor, character, and copper-sheathed action scenes. Every sentence is a bullseye.' - Joe Hill
'Gun Machine is packing heat: wonderfully demented misfits, killer dialogue, a helluva story. Warren Ellis is a twisted genius and this is his grittiest, sexiest, and best work by far.' - Lauren Beukes
'Gun Machine redraws the crime map of Manhattan; Ellis's bizarre, febrile imagination and mordant wit makes a serial killer thriller for a new century.' - Charles Stross
Warren Ellis is an award-winning creator of graphic novels whose work includes Fell, Ministry of Space, Planetary, Transmetropolitan and Red, which was adapted into a film starring Bruce Willis, and the author of the novel Crooked Little Vein. He has also written for many of Marvel Comics' top series including the Avengers, Iron Man and the X-Men. He lives in Southend with his family. Visit his website or follow him on Twitter@warrenellis.