Night Time Cool

Xmas, East London, 2015

Bent Met police detective DI Frederick Street rules as the wild west sheriff of Shoreditch who loves shaking down street goons he arrests. Elvis Street is the son who cannot stand his father for being the balls-out crook he caught in bed with his girl. Elvis wants to take Frederick down and expose and end him forever.

So: Elvis sets up a fake coke deal with pusher, Richard ‘Ricardo’ ‘Ricky Me’ Cliff, for Frederick to bust and rip-off which he plans to secretly record and expose via the media. But Frederick, who is contending with coming spiv, James Maroon, and Soho porno impresario, Wade Long, discovers the plan.

Neither father or son pulls out. Why?

About the author

Jamie Paradise has lived in Ibiza’s San Antonio, India’s Goa, Pakistan’s Hunza Valley, Thailand’s Kao Phanang, and previously in London for nearly 20 years, being born in Camberwell. 

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Why We Like It

  • A caper-and-crook-filled, laugh-and-snort a-minute world.
  • "Sharp, hilarious and offbeat." - John Niven

Jamie Paradise

Jamie Paradise believes fiction should make the senses tingle with poetry that CPRs. What Night Time Cool tilts at, is for the moon to tip-toe across your eyes as rockets pop off in your head and those pages keep on turning.

The novel was written over a year or so from late 2015 and is the first of a series Jamie Paradise is writing based in London, Ibiza, and elsewhere. They feature characters that interlock/fall away and re-appear in what is a caper-and-crook-filled, laugh-and-snort a-minute world.

Night Time Cool’s follow-up, Big City Amor is also finished; as is its prequel, The Sound of The Night.  A fourth novel, Dreams of Sun, is currently being scribed. All are part of a series - also called, Dreams of Sun - the action of each shifting between London and Ibiza.

Jamie Paradise lived in Ibiza’s San Antonio, India’s Goa, Pakistan’s Hunza Valley, Thailand’s Kao Phanang, and previously in London for nearly 20 years, being born in Camberwell. He has volunteered as a camp counsellor in America mentoring children from Philadelphia’s projects, managed a friend’s band, directed plays at university, wrote full length screen-plays, and generally been lucky enough to enjoy a wonderful life.

Apart from a gorgeous wife and two children, writing fiction is Jamie Paradise’s No1 passion, closely followed by house, disco, Italo-pop, and any other heart-fluttering music he can DJ with and bop along to.

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