Latest EW has Warren Ellis at 85 on it's hot 100 list for a Crooked Little Vein:
Warren Ellis ‘CROOKED LITTLE VEIN’
A hugely acclaimed, acidic comic-book scribe, Ellis expands his repertoire this July with a brilliantly nasty and weird detective novel,Crooked Little Vein
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Crooked Little Vein is Ellis' debut novel, due September 07 and looks like it might be pretty darned good.