Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 1456457683
Out Now in Paperback!


The road to crime begins with a single decision—the wrong one.  Not every decision belongs to the criminally minded.  Some belong to the ill-informed, the weak and the plain unlucky.  In these tales, trouble isn't an indiscriminate force of nature.  It's a manmade occurrence that comes when called upon. 

In these stories, you'll find Richard who is so tired of supporting his deadbeat in-laws that he's going to cut themm out of his lifefor good.  Jamie Lassen is just Protecting The Innocent when he tells Chris Forbes to stop dating his sister.  A simple Fender Bender with a drug dealer's car put Todd in hock with the mob and the kingpin makes Todd responsible for a much larger debt.  The Taskmasters picked Matt out just as the right time.  Tired of his dead-end life, he was looking for someone to turn his life around.

These tales and others prove that Asking for Trouble is a case of good intentions gone bad and bad intentions gone worse.

The book features the CWA Dagger Award nominated, Protecting The Innocent.

The book is now available in paperback, CD, MP3, ebook and audio download.


Order the book from these stores:
Amazon UK
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What They Are Saying About Asking For Trouble:

“Wood writes like a dark, demented angel.”
— Ken Bruen, bestselling author of Once Were Cops

"Wood's ability to spin the commonplace into the quirky and then into the deadly puts me in mind of Roald Dahl's gift for the same.”
— The Drowning Machine

"A supremely gifted writer.”
— Jason Pinter, author of The Darkness

"Simon Wood offer a literary roller coaster ride that thrills and terrifies on every page."
— Sean Chercover, author Trigger City

"Simon Wood packs his books with suspense, surprises and superb storytelling."
— Ed Gorman, author of The Midnight Room

"When Simon Wood is at the wheel, hang on for a page turner.”
— Chris Grabenstein, author Hell Hole