Kate Allan writes historical romance and adventure, her website is www.kateallan.com. Her fifth novel, The Smuggler Returns, a tale of love and revenge in 18th century Cornwall, will be published in 2009.
Bulletproof Suzy is one of those rare beasts: a book you still remember two years after reading it. The author, Ian Brotherhood, has a distinctive voice and rare talent which I find very hard to categorise.
The story concerns a teenage girl in an unnamed British city of the near future who, with her gang of girls, takes up a bailiff/bounty hunter type job against those who have not paid their poll tax.
This is a very unusual debut novel that hasn't had the attention it deserves.