We're taking a journey. A journey into alternate pasts and speculative futures. Adventure, crime, dark comedy and sci-fi. Hot tunes fading in fast from forgotten dance halls and vintage radio. Fedora hats with a snap brim. And, of course, Gothic lurks in the narrative shadows: tippet for a tulle, the dead once again stroll amongst the decaying temple colonnades. Stories always written out of love - or perhaps necessity? Like the murder of Miss Fromm, one can never really be sure...
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Shadows and Pagodas
After six years Shadows is finally about to see the light of day as an ebook. Here's the long version of the blurb:
Peter Fielding steals a mysterious painting, hits the road and finds
himself in the service of the outrageous Baron Parzifal. The biggest fraud this
side of Cleopatran Paris? Greatest adventurer since Cortes? Royal bastard loon
or failed vampire? No one really seems to know, least of all the Baron. But one
thing is for sure – time is fast running out and he’s left with one last
desperate throw of the dice to find the treasure that will save him. Chased by
the Inquisition, Peter and the Baron undertake a series of extraordinary
escapades that take them all the way from Europe to the other side of the
world. There they discover that things aren’t always quite what they seem. Well, sort of.