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“A cracking, spooky short story which is a real head wrecker…” – Jack Turner, author Valentine’s Day

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The Mystery of the Missing Author – and how I tracked him down 20 years after he disappeared

Blood-Libel-paperback-cover-6-3D-smallThis week I published a new novel. Nothing unusual in that, but this one’s a bit different.

First, it’s not a new novel — it’s about 25 years old. Second, it’s not by me. Third, it’s by a writer who went missing for twenty years and who still remains something of an enigma.

The tale of how I tracked down Chuck Loyola is almost as mysterious as the brooding, dark, angry, noir-ish novel, Blood Libel, itself.  Almost, but not quite. But as publishing stories go, it has a few twists and turns and a whiff of mystery. Continue reading

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Interview: When Jack the Ripper came to Birmingham, and New Street Authors

Andy Conway interviewed by Adrian Goldberg on BBC Radio WM’s breakfast show (13 July 2015).

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Book launch and reading for Buried in Time

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I bring you news of a book launch and reading I’m performing tomorrow — Monday 13th July — in Moseley, Birmingham, for the most recent Touchstone book, BURIED IN TIME. You might not be able to make that – many people on my mailing list aren’t even in the UK, let alone Birmingham – but if you are local, do drop in.

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Buried in Time

Buried-in-Time-COVER-3DThe Touchstone series of time travel historical adventures continues with this stand-alone opener to the second season, a Victorian suspense thriller dripping with mystery and horror.

July, 1888. Two months before Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel murders begin, a killer stalks the streets of Victorian Birmingham, the heart of England’s industrial revolution.

Are the clues to his horrific crimes in a series of macabre paintings by Daniel Pearce, an artist suffering amnesia and desperately trying to uncover his lost past before his impending marriage? Or could Daniel’s past be in the future? And might the blank canvas of his life be hiding a murderous secret — that he must save his fiancée, Arabella, from himself?

Arthur Conan Doyle, Catherine Eddowes and Tom Conway, a mysterious time-travelling writer, stalk this gripping and bloody Victorian crime novel that explores the real identity of Jack the Ripper, only weeks before he set out for London, to carve his name into history.

Can Daniel Pearce stop the Ripper before he starts, or are his actions creating the world’s first serial killer?

LENGTH: 73,000 words / 330 pages

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Touchstone Season One – Ebook Box Set

Touchstone-season-1-BOX-SET-copy-500All six novels in one ebook collection! The complete Touchstone Season One is here in a single ebook edition…

“I believe it’s one of the best series of its kind.”

“Had me hooked from start to finish… It’s a magnificent story.” Continue reading

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Touchstone Season One eBook Box Set out now at a bargain price for this week only…

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To celebrate the continuation of the Touchstone story with the imminent release of the first Season 2 book I’m releasing the entire Season One of Touchstone as an eBook ‘box set’. That’s all six touchstone books in one handy volume.

It will retail at a money-saving £5 for the set (as opposed to £11 if you buy each ebook separately) but for this week only I’m launching it at a jaw-dropping £1.97.

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Enter the world of Touchstone. Admission free

Touchstone-3dMy time travel historical adventure series, Touchstone, has been selling well since it reached its Season 1 climax with Fade to Grey. It sells every day and new fans are hopping on board all the time.

I’m about to launch Season 2 with a dark Victorian adventure involving a certain Jack the Ripper and one Arthur Conan Doyle, which will be out before Christmas.

But yesterday something special happened. The first book of the entire series, Touchstone 1: The Sins of the Fathers, went perma-free on Amazon.

This means it’s now free to download at all good online ebook retailers – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks. Continue reading

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The long dead road – or why screenwriters should be novelizing

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This month sees yet another new novel by Andy Conway, and a major change of direction following the Touchstone saga (don’t worry, Touchstone fans – the next Touchstone novel is a stunner and is coming very soon).

But this time I’ve teamed up with action novelist Jack Turner to deliver a gritty revenge thriller, LONG DEAD ROAD.

The book came about through an unusual process. And it owes its existence to up and coming film producer Richard Adams.

I met Richard on the set of my first feature film as screenwriter, revenge thriller Arjun & Alison, and we got on well. I get on well with anyone who says he likes my screenplay. I especially get on well with anyone who seeks me out a couple of years later when he’s putting together his first slate of film projects and asks me if I want to write one.

Richard had an idea about a man who comes out of prison and takes revenge on the gang who put him inside…

A few drafts later and I had the idea of turning it into a novel. And I think this is what every screenwriter should be doing right now. Continue reading

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Long Dead Road

Long-Dead-Road-BOOKCOVER-07-LARGECOVER-3DNo one gets to walk away…

Keller is out of jail after eight years, and he’s going to take down everyone who put him inside.

An ex-war hero who ended up a career criminal, Keller walks out of prison and sets off on a killing spree the length of Britain delivering vigilante justice on the men who framed him by putting an under-age girl in his bed.

Leaving a trail of destruction in his wake from London to Birmingham to Manchester to a remote Scottish fishing town, he finally takes on a secluded farmhouse guarded by a small army of tooled-up criminals from all over the country, assembled for a ten-million pound drugs drop.

But is it about revenge or the money? Or is it all about the girl?

An explosive and brutal crime thriller that will leave you wanting more, Long Dead Road is a thrilling new entry in the British noir canon.

WARNING: Contains adult content and language.

LENGTH: 50,000 words / 310 pages


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