In It was an accident Nicky Burkett comes out of prison, meets beautiful Noreen, tries to stay out of trouble but finds trouble following him around. He escapes to Jamaica, but finds more trouble.
Nicky Burkett is out of prison having served eight years for manslaughter. He is wanted to take on contract work for murder by the heavy mob and soon his close friends are getting beaten up, his girlfriend is threatened, and then he himself ends up in hospital. The only option is to run away to Jamaica.
The book was made into a succesful film by Pathe with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Max Beesley and James Bolam.
'The pleasure is intense. Jeremy Cameron has an unmatched ear for the shady melodies of London streets. A funny, violent tale.'- Time Out
'His street talk sizzles with wit and invention. Engaging, eventful and original.' - Literary Review
'A brilliant line in street patter that confirms Cameron as the Damon Runyon of North East London.' - New Statesman
'Cameron's hilarious novel is turbo charged entertainment...Britain's sharpest, funniest crime writer.' - Big Issue
Cameron has been compared to Roddy Doyle and it is easy to see why.' - The Observer
'A wonderful thriller...an absolute cracker, the superb narrative voice, North East London streetspeak, is so convincingly done that it makes the residents of Albert Square sound like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.' - The Independent