Jacob Ross was born in Grenada and now lives in Britain. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he is the author of two acclaimed collections of short stories, A Way to Catch the Dust and Song for Simone and Tell No-One About This - nominated by The 2018 Bocas Literary Festival as one of the three best works of Caribbean fiction published in 2017. His first novel, Pynter Bender, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize, and his debut crime novel, The Bone Readers won the inaugural Jhalak Prize.
The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity - GuardianIt's masterly. I've started to read it again with increasing admiration - Crime TimeA breathtaking, thought-provoking, and yes brilliant read. I know this is a book I shall go back to again and again - Sunny SinghRoss's novel is one that effortlessly draws together the past and the present, gender, politics and the legacy of colonialism in a top quality Caribbean set crime thriller. The Bone Readers is a wonderful read - Catherine JohnsonBy turns thrilling, visceral and meditative, and always cinematic - Musa Okwonga