Still alive


Just wanted to let anyone who’s still out there know that I haven’t been taken out by a sniper’s bullet, but am a firm believer in the dictum that if you haven’t got anything worth saying, you might consider saying nothing at all. (In which case, why was this blog ever started in the first place? I hear the unkind among you mutter.)

A bit of news: the third John Purkiss novel, Annihilation Myths, will be out in all ebook formats at the end of May. The second Martin Calvary novel, following on from Severance Kill and with a title yet to be confirmed, will appear in September.

And I’ll get round to releasing Delivering Caliban and Severance Kill in paperback some time this year.

New novel: Delivering Caliban


The sequel to Ratcatcher is now out as an ebook, for Amazon Kindle and in all other formats via Smashwords. John Purkiss, the scourge of rogue agents in the British intelligence services, is back, facing an opponent who’s systematically murdering CIA operatives across Europe and the US. Delivering Caliban is darker, meaner and bloodier than its predecessor, and adds what I hope is an interesting psychological angle to the Purkiss story.

It’s available here:

http://amzn.to/Qq4q1A (Amazon US)

http://amzn.to/Tv7MLe (Amazon UK)

http://bit.ly/RJ22Ql (Smashwords)

 

Feedback is, as ever, always welcome.

New plug


No, this isn’t a post about some dull DIY project I’ve undertaken. The sequel to my debut novel, Ratcatcher, will be published in November. Titled Delivering Caliban, it features the return of John Purkiss, scourge of rogue intelligence agents everywhere. Darker, meaner and bloodier than the first book, it takes Purkiss in new directions: geographically, emotionally, and morally…

Here’s the cover, by the excellent Jane Dixon-Smith. Jane’s website is: http://www.jdsmith-design.co.uk/.

Hope you like it!

A warning to the wise


Stephen Leather, bestselling thriller author, has outed himself as a user of highly underhand and dishonest techniques in promoting his books on Amazon. Novelist and journalist Jeremy Duns hasn’t let him get away with it. I urge you to read Jeremy’s devastating point-by-point case against him here.

I’m not mentioning this because of envy of Leather’s sales figures, or schadenfreude. Leather and his practices are dirtying the reputation of authors, especially self-published authors like me.

Please avoid Leather’s work and spread the word.

Snout


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