lördag 31 december 2016

MR. MANIAC - my new suspense novel

A novelist gets lost in the zone between fiction and reality when real murders of young women appear copied from his latest, still unfinished manuscript.

Title: Mr. Maniac
Release date: 28 June 2017
Publisher: Troubador
ISBN: 978-1788035323
e-ISBN: 978-1788031448

Someone is murdering female students at a university in northern England. Among the victims is a Swedish girl. Kenneth Sorin, a chemical physics doctor and horror suspense novelist, starts his own murky murder investigation with the help of his cat and his new mysterious girlfriend. The girlfriend turns out to be a spy and secret agent for SCDX, a shadowy international law enforcement organisation. Meanwhile, Kenneth receives strange telephone calls: an old lady who died ten years ago phones the author from her grave, encouraging him to look inside himself for the truth. 

The tracks lead Kenneth to the world of science and mysticism, including a meeting with a professor in Paris. He discovers bizarre elements in his own fiction writing. In addition, he happened to meet the Swedish girl twice: the same evening she was stabbed to death, and a year earlier, in connection with a trip to Sweden. Could he be the killer himself? Is the author a psychotic fictional character who stepped out of his own book?

Mr. Maniac is more than a straight translation of the original Swedish-language edition. It's a reworked story, 25% longer than the Swedish original, features several new scenes and plot points. It's therefore, in many ways, a different, richer book.

tisdag 27 december 2016

Snapshot From the Vast Sea of Books #5

Some writers are unable to write a disappointing book. Such a writer is Bentley Little. His early book The Mailman is downright fantastic - one of my most memorable reading experiences 2016. Consider me a fan.  

Happy Festive Season - New Books 2017

Happy Festive Season, everybody!

New books 2017 I look forward to reading include Dean Koontz's The Silent Corner, Robin Cook's Charlatans, and Christopher Golden's Ararat.

My own new suspense novel, Mr. Maniac, to be published by Troubador, is scheduled for a June 2017 release, and will be available both as paperback and eBook. More info about Mr. Maniac will be posted here in due course. 

fredag 9 december 2016

Snapshot From the Vast Sea of Books #4

Jack Ketchum's Ladies' Night. Also one of my best reads of the year 2016.