Coming Next Month – Five Of The Best
On the 14th of July new versions of five of my novels – ‘Rune’, ‘Red Bride’, ‘Disturbia’ (no relation to terrible film with same name), ‘Psychoville’ (no relation to excellent TV show with same name) and ‘Soho Black’ – will finally be published as e-books, all with nice low price tags. This is part of our initiative to bring out complete versions of nearly every book in my backlist. They will all come with new introductory explanations, and have new matching covers in according with the earlier release of ‘Spanky’ and ‘Roofworld’.
‘Rune’ features the earliest appearance of my detectives Bryant & May, and has never been reprinted. ‘Red Bride’ is a dark thriller about a marriage made in hell. ‘Disturbia’ is about a series of challenges that must be performed on one stormy night in London. ‘Psychoville’ is a revenge thriller/ black comedy / whodunnit set in a nightmarish new town. I love this book still. Oh, and ‘Soho Black’ is a dark satire on the film industry that also has a guest appearance by Bryant & May.
There will be further releases of books throughout the year, including all of the volumes of award-winning short stories that have been out of print for so long, so that by the time of the final releases on March 3rd 2017, twenty volumes of my past work will be back in print, all with new introductions. The releases will end with a set of new stories entitled ‘Frightening’.
If any of these back-releases gain real traction we hope to offer them as paper reprints. I’d dearly love to see a full set of the spiffy new covers lined up on my bookshelf! The designer, Martin Butterworth (who mainly designs title sequences for movies, has worked with me virtually my whole life. He’ll also take on freelance projects if anyone needs book designs.
One question remains – why aren’t ‘City Jitters 2’ and ‘Uncut’ there? The short answer is that many of the stories in those volumes have since been reprinted, but at some point in the future I will comb through them and find the tales that have never seen the light of day since (such as ‘The Trafalgar Lockdown’) and hopefully put them out in a future volume.