Snooker genius Ronnie O'Sullivan has stepped away from the baize to write a crime novel. O'Sullivan published his memoir Running in 2013 and now the Rocket is trying his hand at fiction.
Framed will be published by Orion Publishing in June, and here is the promotional blurb released by the publishers:
Frankie James is a young man with a lot on his shoulders. His mother disappeared when he was fifteen; his father’s in jail for armed robbery; and he owes rent on his inherited SoHo snooker club to one of London’s toughest gangsters. Things, you’d think, can only get better.
Actually, they’re about to get a whole lot worse. Frankie always swore to his mum he’d keep his younger, wilder brother out of trouble. However when Jack turns up at the club early in the morning, covered in someone else’s blood, with no memory of the night before, it seems there’s no way Frankie can make good on his promise.
With Jack banged up, awaiting trial for the vicious murder of a bride-to-be – a murder that’s sparked an even more vicious gang war between London’s two foremost crime families – Frankie knows a conviction could quickly turn into a death sentence if he doesn’t discover who framed Jack…
We are greatly looking forward to seeing how things fall apart for O'Sullivan's protagonist. If you are too, and are looking for a way of filling the yawning void until Framed is published, we suggest you spend the time entranced by this.