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RACE TO DEATH LEIGH RUSSELL THE SECOND DI IAN PETERSON MYSTERY Richard is being stalked by a killer issuing death threats. He is reluctant to go to the police, for fear his own dark secret will be exposed. A man plummets to his death from a balcony at York races and his wife and brother become suspects in a murder enquiry. Newly promoted Detective Inspector Ian Peterson is investigating the death at the races when a woman’s body is discovered. Shortly after that, Richard is killed. With three murders and no suspect, the investigation is going nowhere but Ian is determined to discover who is responsible. When Ian’s wife is abducted he must solve the case to find her before she becomes the next victim of a serial killer.

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LEIGH RUSSELL studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Masters degree in English. For many years a secondary school English teacher, she is also a creative writing tutor for adults. She is married with two daughters. Her first novel, Cut Short, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award in 2010. This was followed by Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead and Fatal Act, in the Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel series. Race to Death is the sequel to Cold Sacrifice and is the second in a spin off series featuring Geraldine Steel’s sergeant, Ian Peterson. She has sold over 250,000 books.

‘A brilliant talent in the thriller field’ – Jeffery Deaver ‘Taut and compelling’ – Peter James Cut Short – CWA Dagger shortlist, #1 iTunes, #1 Women Sleuths, Road Closed – #1 Women Sleuths, Top 20 Kindle, Dead End – #1 Women Sleuths, Top 20 Kindle, Death Bed – #1 Women Sleuths, Top 20 WH Smith, Stop Dead – #1 Kindle, Fatal Act – #1 Women Sleuths, Top 10 Kindle, Cold Sacrifice – Top 10 Police Procedurals 2

FATAL ACT LEIGH RUSSELL THE SIXTH DI GERALDINE STEEL MYSTERY A glamorous young TV soap star dies in a head-on car crash. Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel is baffled as the driver of the second vehicle miraculously survives and vanishes. When another young actress is murdered and once again the killer mysteriously disappears, Geraldine unwittingly risks her sergeant’s life in their struggle to track down a serial killer who leaves no clues. AVAILABLE MAY 2014 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 320pp Rights: World (N. America: Harper Collins) ISBN: 978-1-84344-204-2 £7.99 AVAILABLE NOW ePub: 978-1-84344-205-9 £5.81


CUT SHORT ISBN: 978-1-84243-354-6 £7.99 ePub: 978-1-84243-583-0 £5.81

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DEATH BED ISBN: 978-1-84243-594-6 £7.99 ePub: 978-1-84243-596-0 £5.81

STOP DEAD ISBN: 978-1-84243-858-9 £7.99 ePub: 978-1-84243-859-6 £5.81

‘Leigh Russell is one to watch’ – Lee Child 3

THE HUNTER AND OTHER STORIES DASHIELL HAMMETT A new collection of crime stories from the legendary hard-boiled writer Dashiell Hammett. The author of classic novels The Thin Man and The Maltese Falcon, Hammett has been called ‘a master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer’ (The Boston Globe), while Raymond Chandler raved that Hammett ‘wrote scenes that seemed never to have been written before.’ This new collection includes several neverbefore-published short stories — rich in both story and character — that no Hammett fan should do without. The Hunter and Other Stories includes new Hammett stories gleaned from his personal archives along with screen treatments long buried in film industry files, screen stories, unpublished and rarely published fiction, and intriguing unfinished narratives. Hammett is regarded as both a pioneer and master of hard-boiled detective fiction, but these dozen-and-a-half stories, which explore failed romance, courage in the face of conflict, hypocrisy, and crass opportunism, show him in a different light. Featuring the title story, about a dogged PI unwilling to let go of a seemingly trivial case, the collection also includes two full-length screen treatments. ‘On the Make’ is the basis for the rarely seen 1935 film Mister Dynamite, about a corrupt detective who never misses an opportunity to take advantage of his clients rather than help them. ‘The Kiss-Off’ is the basis for City Streets (1931), in which Gary Cooper and Sylvia Sydney are caught in a romance complicated by racketeering’s obligations and temptations.

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‘This book is a must-read, because it shows the Maryland-born writer can handle just about any situation’ – Huntington News DASHIELL HAMMETT was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and a political activist. Among his enduring characters were Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and The Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). He died in 1961 in New York City.


A MATTER FOR THE JURY PETER MURPHY 1964 brings fresh challenges to Ben Schroeder, now a member of chambers headed by Bernard Wesley QC. A courting couple have been attacked on the banks of the River Ouse near Ely. The news of beating, rape and murder soon become January’s sensational headlines. Schroeder is called to assist the defence but lead QC, Martin Hardcastle, has a reputation that goes before him. As the pressure mounts, talk of alcoholism fills the courtroom with Hardcastle’s repeated absences and seemingly reckless actions risk the support of his team. And when a shock decision is made, it is left to Ben and his colleague, Jess, to deal with the consequences. With the case drawing mass media attention and public opinion turning against capital punishment, Schroeder must once again face the prejudice, scandal and corruption of the brutal courtroom reality and its verdict on the fate of a man’s life.

After graduating from Cambridge Uni­ versity PETER MURPHY spent a career in the law, as an advocate and teacher, both in England and the United States. His legal work included a number of years in The Hague as defence counsel at the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal.

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ROBERT B. PARKER’S DAMNED IF YOU DO MICHAEL BRANDMAN The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn’t exactly beautiful, but she’d tried to make the most of her looks. Now, defiled and alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. And Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn’t know her name. Whoever she is, she didn’t deserve to die. State police captain Healy’s resources turn up nothing helpful, and Gino Fish, who knows his way around dark places, is characteristically uncooperative. Unwilling to take no for an answer, Jesse continues digging his own way, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps, Thomas Walker and Fat Boy Nelly, and a beautiful woman to whom they both lay claim. Jesse tries for a diplomatic solution, but more blood will be spilt before it’s over.

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‘Robert B Parker is one of the greats of the American hard-boiled genre’ – Guardian ‘Parker can spin a tale with the best of them – most of the time, he is the best of them’ – New York Times ROBERT B. PARKER was the bestselling author of nearly 70 books featuring various PI’s including Spenser, Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall. He lived in Boston with his wife Joan and died in 2010. MICHAEL BRANDMAN has produced more than forty motion pictures and he cowrote and/or supervised the writing on eight Jesse Stone movies, each starring Tom Selleck. He lives in Los Angeles and is married to the award winning actress, Joanna Miles. He is the father of two sons. Robert B. Parker


Michael Brandman

ROBERT B. PARKER’S SILENT NIGHT HELEN BRANN It’s December in Boston, and Spenser is busy planning the menu for Christmas dinner when he’s confronted in his office by a young boy named Slide. Homeless and alone, Slide has found refuge with an organisation named Street Business, which gives shelter and seeks job opportunities for the homeless and lost. Slide’s mentor, Jackie Alvarez, is being threatened, and Street Business is in danger of losing its tenuous foothold in the community, turning Slide and many others like him back on the street. But it’s not a simple case of intimidation – Spenser, aided by Hawk, finds a trail that leads to a dangerous drug kingpin, whose hold on the at-risk community Street Business serves threatens not just the boys’ safety and security, but their lives as well. HELEN BRANN was the longtime literary agent of Robert B. Parker and is the Literary Executor for the Robert B. Parker Estate. She used that wealth of experience and understanding to complete Robert B. Parker’s last unfinished manuscript, Silent Night. She is the owner of The Helen Brann Agency Inc., which she founded in 1973.

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Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favour. Until now. A heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry’s condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser’s investigation. AVAILABLE NOW ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Pbk 192pp | Rights: UK & Commonwealth excl. Canada ISBN: 978-1-84344-281-3 £7.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-282-0 £5.81


THE RULES OF WOLFE JAMES CARLOS BLAKE Eddie Gato Wolfe is a young, impetuous member of the Wolfe family of Texas gunrunners that goes back generations. Increasingly unfulfilled by his minor role in family operations and eager to set out on his own, Eddie crosses the border to work security for a major Mexican drug cartel led by the ruthless La Navaja. Eddie falls for a mysterious woman named Miranda, whom he learns too late is the property of an intimate member of La Navaja’s organization. When they’re discovered, the violent upshot forces Eddie and Miranda to run for their lives, fleeing into the deadly Sonora Desert in hope of crossing the border to safety. But La Navaja’s reach is far and his lust for revenge insatiable. If La Navaja’s men don’t kill Eddie and Miranda, the brutal desert just may. Their only hope: help from the family that Eddie abandoned. At once a riveting thriller and an inside look at the blooddrenched Mexican drug trade, The Rules of Wolfe is another classic crime novel from a writer Entertainment Weekly calls ‘one of the greatest chroniclers of the mythical American outlaw life.’

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‘James Carlos Blake writes with the muscularity of great pulp novels and the grace of a dancer – from the edge of an America that is forever frontier ’ – James Sallis ‘Nobody writes about blood and guts better than James Carlos Blake’ – Washington Post

‘Blake’s literary badlands are uniquely his own’ – GQ JAMES CARLOS BLAKE knows about outlaws. He has spent his career mining the rich and violent history of the American West and early 20th century to craft a string of eleven novels chronicling the lives of notorious gunslingers, desperadoes, and gangsters. Among his literary honours is the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He lives in Arizona.


THE BLOOD DIMMED TIDE ANTHONY QUINN London at the dawn of 1918 and Ireland’s most famous literary figure, WB Yeats, is immersed in supernatural investigations at his Bloomsbury rooms. Haunted by the restless spirit of an Irish girl whose body is mysteriously washed ashore in a coffin, Yeats undertakes a perilous journey back to Ireland with his apprentice ghost-catcher Charles Adams to piece together the killer’s identity. Surrounded by spies, occultists and diehard female reb­ els, the two are led on a gripping journey along Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast, through the ruins of its abandoned estates, and into its darkest, most haunted corners. Falling under the spell of dark forces, Yeats and his novice ghost-catcher come dangerously close to crossing the invisible line that divides the living from the dead.

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‘Anthony Quinn is the answer to the question, can crime and literature co-exist? Blood Dimmed Tide proves that not only do they blend but in his hands, become something truly wondrous and highly entertaining.’ – Ken Bruen

ANTHONY QUINN is an Irish writer and journalist. His debut novel Disappeared was shortlisted for a Strand Literary Award and it was also listed by Kirkus Reviews as one of the top ten thrillers of 2012. His short stories have twice been shortlisted for a Hennessy/New Irish Writing award. The BloodDimmed Tide is the first in a series of three historical novels set in Ireland during WWI and the War of Independence. He lives in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.




THE FIFTH NICK SHARMAN PI THRILLER When businessman James Webb asks south London private eye Nick Sharman to find out who murdered his sister, her husband and two young children, the trail’s been cold for over a year; the original police investigators had found nothing – no clues, no witnesses, no motive. There isn’t much to go on. Besides, Sharman has other things to occupy him… AVAILABLE JULY 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 192pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-269-1 £12.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-270-7 £5.81



THE SIXTH NICK SHARMAN PI THRILLER It’s time for another rock and roll case. American rock gods Pandora’s Box are cutting their new album in London but someone has wiped the tapes and one of the band is in hospital after an OD. Enter Sharman, who has been volunteered by Chris Kennedy-Sloane to solve the mess. As the bodies start mounting up, a suspect is found but is it the right person? AVAILABLE JULY 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 192pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-273-8 £12.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-274-5 £5.81 MARK TIMLIN is the creator of south London’s premier private detective, Nick Sharman. The books were Timlin’s answer to the hardboiled noir of 1940’s America, uprooted lock, stock and barrel to the dingy back streets of 1980’s south London. Mark Timlin now lives in Newport, South Wales.



THE MARIJUANA CHRONICLES EDITED BY JONATHON SANTLOFER Marijuana is the everyman drug. Teenagers surreptitiously toke on it, politicians refuse to inhale it, even your mum and dad have had a go. The Marijuana Chronicles presents 17 tales of the weird, wonderful and just plain stoned from some of the coolest most chilled out writers around. From drug busts to recipes, this is the stoner’s definitive literary bible. AVAILABLE NOW B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 256pp Rights: UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada ISBN: 978-1-84344-259-2 £9.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-260-8 £5.81

THE HARD DRUG CHRONICLES Edited by Jervey Tervalon, Gary Phillips, Joseph Mattson & Jerry Stahl From Cocaine, that most troubling and fascinating of substances; through Speed, an oft demonized and misunderstood drug and on to Heroin, long seen as the most ‘literary’ of narcotics – the contributors to this all-new original anthology reveal that those who partake are forever changed, but the price of paradise is often steep. AVAILABLE NOW B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 736pp Rights: UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada ISBN: 978-1-84344-192-2 £16.99


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Euro Noir examines the astonishing success of European fiction and drama which is often edgier, grittier and more compelling than some of its British or American equivalents, and provides a highly readable guide for those wanting to look further than the obvious choices.

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The Knights Templar were the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages. Formed to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land, they participated in the Crusades and rapidly gained wealth, lands and influence and were answerable to none save the Pope himself. Sean Martin considers both the orthodox and speculative versions of events, and includes the latest revelations from the Vatican Secret Archives. AVAILABLE JULY 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 176pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84243-563-2 £8.99 AVAILABLE NOW ePub: 978-1-84243-565-6 £5.81



Catharism was the most successful heresy of the Middle Ages. Flourishing principally in the Languedoc and Italy, the Cathars taught that the world is evil and must be transcended through a simple life of prayer, work, fasting and non-violence. They believed themselves to be the heirs of the true heritage of Christianity going back to apostolic times, and completely rejected the Catholic Church and all its trappings, regarding it as the Church of Satan. Today, the mystique surrounding the Cathars is as strong as ever, and Sean Martin recounts their story and the myths associated with them in this lively and gripping book. AVAILABLE NOW ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 192pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-336-0 £8.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-416-9 £5.81




The recorded history of Brazil is brief when compared to most European countries, having been discovered by Portuguese sailor and explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral just over five hundred years ago. Since then, however, its history has been turbulent, blighted by rebellion, cruelty, dictatorship and poverty. A Short History of Brazil examines the events that have led to Brazil’s ascendancy, looking at the indigenous peoples who populated the territory until its discovery in 1500 and chronicling the tempestuous years since, leading to the economic miracle of recent years. AVAILABLE APRIL 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 160pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-196-0 £8.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-197-7 £5.81

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR GORDON KERR Provides a superb introduction to the events of this epochal conflict at a time when the world will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of its outbreak and remembering the millions who lost their lives in it. GORDON KERR worked in bookselling and publishing before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of A Short History of Europe, A Short History of Africa and A Short History of China. He divides his time between Dorset and Southwest France. AVAILABLE JUNE 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 160pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-094-9 £8.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-095-6 £5.81



This book examines the events that led to the Great War and the naval arms race between Britain and Germany. It traces the events of the war at sea looking at the major battles as well as the effects of unrestricted submarine warfare and the sinking of the Lusitania. It also profiles key figures such as Fisher, Beatty, Tirpitz and Graf von Spee. AVAILABLE JULY 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 160pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-098-7 £8.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-099-4 £5.81



ROBIN MUKHERJEE The Art of Screenplays is a working handbook for writers with stories to tell. Addressing the key issues of creativity and craft, its aim is to connect with our natural understanding of story, to demystify the screenwriter’s art, and to enable fresh, original and authentic writing. Working on the central premise that drama reflects nature and screenplays simply echo life as we know it, the areas Mukherjee discusses include: • • • • •

The Writer’s Eye. How to gather, ferment and communicate Story The Art of Action. Understanding Structure through observation Who Am I? Delving into the levels of Characters Vertical Structure. Say what you mean. Mean what you say Speak The Speech. The art of not writing Dialogue

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A no-nonsense, direct down-the-lens look at the television industry written from the point of view of a television drama producer who’s been there, done it, fought some battles and won the odd award. Packed full of useful insights, links and information, the book includes interviews with successful television writers working today, pointers on how to work collaboratively in the industry and how to make good contacts with the people who can further your career. AVAILABLE JUNE 2014 B Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 224pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-337-7 £16.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-338-4 £13.97



FARAH ABUSHWESHA The Rocliffe New Writing Forum identifies and develops new writing talent by providing development tools and a showcase for live performance events for new writers, as well as networking opportunities for new talent to meet established industry figures. Rocliffe has an established reputation and has become a leader in development events. This is a manual for screenwriters and filmmakers in the form of notes. These provide a step-by-step, common sense guide, with suggestions on how writers can best present themselves to the industry. This book does not explain how to write a screen­ play. Instead, it provides insider confidences, from established industry players to peers, on how to have a professional approach to writing.

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A revelation for all would-be screenwriters, this is a guide to living the screenwriter’s life – the habits, writing atmospheres, creative processes, daily passions and preoccupations. It explores new opportunities within the digital platform as well as how to maximise networking opportunities and is an essential armament in any writer’s store.

FARAH ABUSHWESHA is an established writer, producer and founder of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum which has a mailing list of nearly 10,000 members. She writes the popular blog, Farah’s Rocliffe Notes (, which attracted more than 13,000 hits in under 6 months from the UK, US, Russia, China, India, Australia and Europe. She has run courses and taken part in panels in Dublin, London, Paris, Tripoli, Johannesburg, New York, Austin and Dubai.


WRITING & SELLING HORROR SCREENPLAYS CRAIG BATTY & SHAUN KIMBER A fresh approach to creating narratives for this ever-popular genre. Moving away from simple defini­tions and Hollywood-centric case studies, the book gives a wide and deep view of horror that crosses cultural and national boundaries to give screenwriters around the world a truly international perspective on writing stories that scare. AVAILABLE AUGUST 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 256pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-106-9 £16.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-107-6 £13.97

WRITING & SELLING ROMANTIC COMEDY SCREENPLAYS CRAIG BATTY & HELEN JACEY What happens when ‘happy ever after’ isn’t quite so simple? Today’s attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we now live and love. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 256pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-110-6 £16.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-111-3 £13.97

WRITING & SELLING DRAMA SCREENPLAYS LUCY V. HAY Covers the differences between drama and genre, the ways in which screenwriters can achieve authenticity and emotional resonance and help package, finance and make their own dramas. Contains detailed case studies of award-winning features, including insights from their writers, directors and producers. AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2014 ‘B’ Format (198 X 129mm) | Paperback 192pp | Rights: World ISBN: 978-1-84344-412-1 £16.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-413-8 £13.97



PAUL ROLAND What began in the late 1980s as an underground com­munity of science fantasy aficionados with a fetish for Victoriana now pervades almost every aspect of popular culture from music and movies to comics and computer games. Steampunk is much more than a retro-futuristic fashion statement or a subgenre of science fiction. On the surface its adherents profess a penchant for neo-Victorian fashion, fanciful clockwork acces­ sories and have a desire to live in an alternative reality inhabited by airships and eccentric inven­ tions. But the literature, art, music and movies of this burgeoning community offer a radical and irreverent re-imagining of society the way it might have evolved had history taken a sharp detour prior to the industrial revolution giving us a world without electricity, the infernal (sic) combustion engine and the technology that we take for granted today. The world of steampunk is the elegant gas lit world of Jules Verne and HG Wells, of Michael Moorcock and their literary antecedents for whom the digital age never dawned.

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Author and musician Paul Roland traces the history of Steampunk, drawing on exclusive quotes from leading writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers in the field.

PAUL ROLAND is a former Editor of ZigZag magazine and has been a freelance feature writer and reviewer for numerous national publications since the early 80s including Kerrang!, Sounds, Which CD?, Total Film and The Mail On Sunday. He is the author of 35 books including Cosmic Dancer – The Life and Music of Marc Bolan, Dark History of the Occult, The Crimes of Jack The Ripper and The Curious Case of HP Lovecraft. He is also a cult indie recording artist with more than 15 albums to his credit including Danse Macabre, A Cabinet of Curiosities, Re-Animator and Bates Motel.

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Stuck in the Liffey with you


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For these two lovebirds, the end can’t come soon enough! AVAILABLE AUGUST 2014 A Format (178 X 111mm) | Paperback 256pp ISBN: 978-1-84344-367-4 £6.99 | ePub: 978-1-84344-368-1 £0.99



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LAST BUS TO COFFEEVILLE J. PAUL HENDERSON Nancy Skidmore has Alzheimer’s and her oldest friend Eugene Chaney III once more a purpose in life – to end hers. When the moment for Gene to take Nancy to her desired death in Coffeeville arrives, she is unexpectedly admitted to the secure unit of a nursing home and he has to call upon his two remaining friends to help ‘break’ her out. On a tour bus once stolen from Paul McCartney, and joined by a young orphan boy searching for lost family, the band of misfits career towards Mississippi through a landscape of war, euthanasia, communism, religion and racism, and along the way discover the true meaning of love, family and – most important of all – friendship. Last Bus to Coffeeville is a hilarious debut novel that stands out as a charming, uplifting and profoundly moving book. It is a chronicle of lives that have jumped the tracks; a tale of endings and new beginnings; and a (very) funny story about sad things.

AVAILABLE APRIL 2014 Royal (234 X 156mm) | Hardback 384pp Rights: World (German: Diogenes; Polish: Dom Wydawniczy) | Author Location: Yorkshire ISBN: 978-1-84344-334-6 £18.99 Export & Airside only | Royal Paperback 384pp ISBN: 978-1-84344-335-3 £12.99 ePub: 978-1-84344-266-0 £9.31

J. PAUL HENDERSON studied American History and worked in publishing. He now lives in a house in England, drives a car and owns a television set. And that’s about it.

Forthcoming in 2015:



After an absence of some seven years, Greg Bowman returns from America to find his father lying in a bamboo coffin, his estranged brother Billy stalking a woman with no feet, and his seventy-nine-year-old Uncle Frank planning to rob a bank. While renovating the family house, he is unexpectedly visited by the presence of his father and charged with the task of ‘fixing’ the family. In the course of his reluctant investigations, Greg discovers not only the secrets behind his brother’s and uncle’s strange behaviours, but also an unsettling secret of his father’s, one that brings him face to face with the unintended consequences of his own past. The Last of the Bowmans is about a family on the run from itself, in a city with no place to go. 20


Oldcastle Books Catalogue - April - December 2014

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