Christmas special sale – Get your two free crime novels here. You can follow the links from each book’s page on this site.
To mark the upcoming Amazon Kindle release of Old Scars (currently available to pre-order), I am putting three of my other crime/thriller novels on free offer in consecutive weeks through June.
A picture is worth a few dozen words, so here you go:
Old Scars will be published for Kindle (on Amazon) on 1st July 2019.
It is currently available to pre-order. Here are a couple of Amazon links (UK and US). If your region is neither of those, please just search for the unique ASIN reference B07S6HH1L7 on Amazon.
Old Scars will be published for Kindle (on Amazon) on 1st July 2019. I submitted the Kindle version for pre-order today; as soon as it’s available to pre-order (it’s not an instantaneous process), I’ll post an update with some Amazon links.
I’m initially pricing Old Scars at 99p/99c for the pre-order period and I’ll increase the price a couple of weeks after the actual release date (1st July). This means you get it cheaper if you buy it during the pre-order period or the first couple of weeks when it’s available. No catch, no weird agenda. As I always tell people, right now I’m in this purely to get readers.
There’s also going to be a paperback version available. Due to the way the release process is set up, I can’t set a pre-order period for the paperback so I’m just going to make it available a month ahead of the Kindle version, which means 1st June 2019 or as close as possible – once again, it’s not an instantaneous process and I can’t just pick a date and guarantee the paperback will be available in every Amazon region on that day. As soon as it’s available on the .co.uk and .com Amazon regions, I’ll add the links to the Old Scars page on this site.
Am I excited about the forthcoming release of my seventh novel? Yes. Am I expecting anything more than single-figure sales? Not really. Do I need to work on my marketing strategy? Yeah.
I’ll keep this short. Here it is:
Back cover blurb below.
When DI Kath Schrader and DS Dan Blacksmith investigate a multiple murder at a quiet country pub, the carnage of the crime scene is overshadowed by the presence of a survivor.
As they explore the survivor’s connections and uncover his past, Dan and Kath are drawn into the sinister, vicious world of human trafficking and organised crime.
In the relentless summer heat of 1986, faced with unreliable witnesses and an escalating bodycount, Dan Blacksmith will be forced to make the hardest decision of his life.
As is hinted in the promo image, Old Scars is due to be released in time to be your next favourite holiday read, in the summer of 2019. OK, fair enough, it wasn’t a very subtle hint.
Bonus point if you spotted this series now has a name. Well done.
Something cheap and tacky I knocked up to put on Instagram. But enough about your girlfriend, here’s an early promo for Old Scars.
I started writing the sequel to Cold Inside in July 2017, five months before Cold Inside was published. It’s now March 2019, and this is the longest I’ve taken to write a novel (so far).
The sequel is called Old Scars. I like the title quite a lot, so please don’t use it for a crappy three-page novella that gets published on Amazon before my book comes out. Thanks in advance for that.
Old Scars is currently being read by my test readers, and me, although I have already read it many times – but not right from start to finish because I only ‘finished’ writing it yesterday. That was World Book Day and the timing was definitely not deliberate. I wanted to finish it by the end of February this year but I didn’t quite manage that.
If you read Cold Inside and you liked it, and you wished I’d write a sequel that was bigger, faster, more brutal, packed full of even more badass characters… you may well be in for a treat.
Here’s the cover (in lo-res jpeg format). It could change before publication so don’t fall madly in love with it just yet.
I don’t have a publication date to announce yet. Once the test-reading phase is complete, I’ll probably be able to provide that information. Until then…you’ll just have to wait.