Tariq Ashkanani

​Tariq’s debut is Welcome to Cooper (Thomas & Mercer, 2021), a dark, twisty thriller set in the American midwest, which fans of Thomas Harris and True Detective will love.

The story follows Thomas Levine, a narcotics cop who is busted down from his big-city job after being caught with his hands in the evidence room. He lands in Cooper, a nothing town in the middle of nowhere, and finds himself embroiled in a crooked murder investigation. Rebuilding his life wasn’t supposed to be this hard…

Tariq lives in Edinburgh with his wife, and is also one half of the hugely successful Page One podcast, which interviews big authors about their writing process and experiences weekly.