Here are the covers of my next two books. Rites of Passage, due out from infinity plus books in a few weeks, is a collection of four long stories, one of which has never appeared anywhere before. “Beneath the Ancient Sun” is set on a far future Earth where giant crabs and a swollen sun threaten humanity’s existence. The three other tales are “Bartholomew Burns and the Brain Invaders”, a Victorian steampunk romp wherein the eponymous hero saves the world from alien invasion; “Guardians of the Phoenix” in which a band of humans cross a lifeless desert in search of water in a post-apocalyptic world, and “Sunworld” which charts the journey of a young man who makes a discovery about himself and his world that will change everything forever.
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Murder at the Chase is the second in the Langham and Dupré series of mystery stories set in the 1950s. This one follows the sleuthing couple – Donald Langham is a thriller writer, Maria Dupré his agent – as they investigate the disappearance of a fellow writer in a sleepy Suffolk village, an investigation which soon leads to murder. Murder at the Chase will be published in August.