That’s Nearly All The E-Books – What’s Next?


DEVIL-INThe e-book arrival last week of my ‘Devil Quartet’ of short story collections, Personal Demons, The Devil in Me, Old Devil Moon and Demonized brings the new e-book total to 17, with just three more to go, Red Gloves Volumes 1 and 2, and the original collection Frightening, making a nice round 20 volumes. Everything else is currently available in print with the exception of Uncut, which had some original stories in it.

Coming this spring and summer are three new books, Bryant & May; Wild Chamber, the new non-fiction volume The Book of Forgotten Authors, which will feature the all-new histories of 99 writers and a dozen or so essays on others, from Quercus, and my as-yet unnamed thriller, also from Quercus, which will start life as an e-book, then become a paperback original (I think). The audio books will continue as before.

Next year will see the arrival of the Swinging London-set Bryant & May novel called Hall of Mirrors, and The Foot On The Crown, my fantasy epic, which takes my short story Tales From Britannica Castle as its start-point. Following these come another Bryant & May book, England’s Finest, and the comedic novel Crazy Lady. I’m also planning another supernatural thriller in the style of Nyctophobia and a new thriller set five minutes into the future. Beyond that I’m not entirely sure at the moment.

Just in case you thought I might be retiring, or putting my feet up for a while, I do have ongoing plans for the next three years at least.

I used to keep a cartoon on my wall of a writer getting an idea and running back to his typewriter, and the typewriter’s thinking ‘Shit, not again!’ That’s me, only with my Apple.


6 comments on “That’s Nearly All The E-Books – What’s Next?”

  1. Matt says:

    I always get a sort of warm feeling when you post articles thick this one about you and your future books. Of course tantalising the audience is all important today in this modern tech influenced world. Thank you for always being so informative and open about your process. Books are your business but I feel they are much more to you than that. I will pre-order The B&M books as soon as they appear on Amazon (sadly we don’t have a book shop in town anymore that stocks your books). I look forward to the others as well, I love that you jump from detective stories to fantasy and none fiction writing. May I wish you every success for the future. Thank you for the books and the future books.

  2. Matt says:

    “thick” that should be Like…. Sorry.

  3. Stephen says:

    Hi Chris, looking forward to all your new books.Is England’s Finest going to be the last Bryant and May novel?

  4. admin says:

    Books are my babies! And no, ‘England’s Finest’ will hopefully not be the last…

  5. SteveB says:

    Your work rate is terrifying!!! All this and a daily blog too. It’s truly remarkable. But good.
    What’s the relation between Forgotten Authors and Invisible Ink? Is it Invisible Ink part 2 essentially?

  6. Alexander Gent says:

    I am glad to see that you have found a way to return to Britannica Castle. I accept your comment in the introduction to the stories in Personal Demons that there is a risk of parody becoming too comedic. However, in these times when the surreal has bled into reality, I think that The Foot On The Crown will ring very true.

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