Pain, loss, violence. The lifeblood of crime fiction, but also the dark seam that runs through the very best country music.

The Other Half is a unique collaboration between the leading lights of mystery fiction and country music. An original story by bestselling crime writer Mark Billingham, soundtracked by the powerful and poignant songs of internationally acclaimed Americana duo My Darling Clementine.

With her best years seemingly behind her, a former Las Vegas showgirl works double shifts in a rundown Memphis bar. Alone and estranged from her daughter, Marcia lives life vicariously through her customers and the everyday tragedies of people falling in and out of love. These are moving tales of grief and heartbreak, lust, murder and domestic horror. Serving beer and burgers as these very different stories unfold, Marcia reflects on her single doomed shot at happiness. Then one day she receives a phone call that changes everything…

First performed in late 2014, The Other Half will be touring throughout 2015, to venues and festivals nationwide. The album – featuring some very special guests – will be released in May. To see where the show is being performed, please check out the tour dates. Mark and My Darling Clementine will be available to sign books and albums after each performance.

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lakin Mccarthy logo If you want to book THE OTHER HALF, please contact Lakin McCarthy on 01359 230483.
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