Cover design and illustration by Thomas Walker

Blacklisted by the police. Being sued by a client. And broke.

Things can't get any worse for Brighton's No.1 Private Detective, Joe Grabarz. 

That's when his best friend's body washes up on the beach.

Could it really have been ten years? What happened? How could his life have ended like this? He needs answers.

But with the city in the grips of organised crime, and struggling to deal with an influx of legal highs, who cares about just another dead drug dealer?

Joe, that’s who. After all, you can’t make old friends.

Brighton’s No.1 Private Detective - Book 1

I advise you not to start reading until the commute home, because it’s too good to put down for any length of time.
— Amazon Top 100 Reviewer

Praise for You Can’t Make Old Friends

I read this in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down.
— Jessica Rachow
This book does not mess around. It grabs you from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until the very last sentence.
— Herding Cats
I read it in a couple of days as I didn’t want to put it down.
— Travel to Recovery
I may have found a new favourite in Brighton’s No.1. Private Detective, Joe Grabarz. I was so impressed that I moved on to the second in the series straight away.
— Reflections of a Reader
Trott has laid the groundwork for what could be a really brilliant detective series. This is an easy recommendation for fans of the mystery/detective genre.
— World Geekly News
I loved this book, what a great read. A great character and an interesting story that introduces us to him.
— The Divine Write
I am totally enamored with the cunningly talented Tom Trott.
— Books & Bindings
I enjoyed reading this first in series and look forward to reading more. Tom Trott has penned a mystery that has a great plot and is well paced. It kept me engaged to the point that I was carrying my Kindle around reading it.
— Bookworms Corner
I do love a book that creeps around a town so well that you don’t need any directions when the author drags you along his windy trail of twists and turns.
— Ali the Dragon Slayer
You Can’t Make Old Friends throws you right into the action from the start. The fast pace in which events and their consequences unravel keep you on the edge of your seat for the next development.
— Reviews Feed

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