Before A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens meets three ghosts out of time…
Christmas Eve. 1842. New Street, Birmingham. The present and the future haunt the past when a pair of reluctant time travellers find themselves stranded in Victorian Britain.
Fred Smith is a young man caught in a street riot in 1934. Mrs Hudson is an old lady who can’t remember why she’s at the station in 2019. Fred wants to change the world, Mrs Hudson wants to protect time. Can they work together to get back to the future?
Is the secret to their timeslip something to do with Belle, the young orphan girl staging the Christmas pantomime for the city’s poor children? Or the ‘Worst Man in Birmingham’, notorious miser and vicious businessman, Ebenezer Swingeford? Is it oppressed clerk, Bob Cratchit and his rebellious son, not-so-tiny Tim?
Or could it be something to do with Charles Dickens, the young author visiting the city on secret business, on the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his next big literary success?
Whoever holds the answer, the city’s notorious criminal gang, the precursors to the Peaky Blinders, are out to rob a fortune, and they will murder anyone who gets in their way… just like their leader, Slogger Pike, murdered old Jacob Marley on this very night, eight years ago.
As the snow falls on Christmas Eve, ghosts lost in time haunt the dark heart of the city in search of the true meaning of Christmas.
The Ghosts of Christmas Past is the thirteenth novel in Andy Conway’s bestselling time travel historical fantasy series.
A boy out of time. A girl to save Britain. A war between them…
Drawn to a portrait of 1940s screen star, Eleanor Gale, teenager Mitch finds himself pursuing a romance across oceans of time while foiling a Nazi plot to invade Britain.
In 1984, young Raheem ‘Mitch’ Mitchell is a teenager who doesn’t fit. A ‘young fogey’ in vintage clothes, obsessed with old music and old movies, suffering fits that mystify doctors, he is a boy out of time.
Falling in love with long lost movie star Eleanor Gale, he visits the Welsh town where her greatest film was shot…
… and finds himself back in time, face to face with the woman of his dreams.
In 1941, he works on the film that might save Britain from Nazi invasion, and investigates the traitor in their midst who is working to make that invasion happen. But just who is the secret German spy? Is it the cinematographer who was trained in Berlin before the war? Is it dashing actor and love rival Denholm Bourne?
Or might it be Eleanor herself? Just what dark secret is she hiding?
Mystery, suspense, secrets, romance, and a good old dose of derring-do. Haunted Town is the latest historical thriller in the Touchstone Origins series.
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Katherine Bright’s first timeslip
A Touchstone Origins novella
The dark anti-heroine of the bestselling time travel saga gets her own personal origin story in this novella that reveals how she first found her touchstone.
Taking up her new job at Birmingham Central Library, Kath Bright is haunted by sinister occurrences in the modernist concrete complex.
It’s 2008 and Kath is recovering from a failed relationship while Britain slides into its first credit crunch Christmas. But money and love troubles are not Kath’s only concern as she uncovers a chilling tale of witch hunts and a Victorian murder mystery from the archives.
This weekend saw the launch of the latest novel in the Touchstone series. Bright Star Falling picks up Kath Bright’s story following the mysterious events at the end of Touchstone (6. Fade to Grey)…
And it’s a major departure from previous Touchstone stories, all of which have been located in Birmingham, UK. The series so far has pretty much been a whistle stop time travel tour of Birmingham’s history over the last 130 years.
But Bright Star Falling expands the Touchstone universe to America. Continue reading
The 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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All 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.”
In a small corner of an English city, dirt poor Rachel Hines and rich kid Danny Pearce are a pair of History students whose destinies become entangled when an old gravestone catapults them into their city’s dark past – a gritty, violent, gaslit world of real danger – where they find that every action has an unforeseen consequence that can ripple through generations.
Over the course of six adventures, and an entire century of local history, Touchstone Season 1 builds into a moving coming-of-age saga that has won plaudits from young and old readers alike with its intelligent blend of time travel adventure, science fiction, historical romance and fantasy.
What starts out as a simple teenage time travel adventure series becomes something much deeper, darker, more complex, till it climaxes in a mindbending Gods-Amongst-Us saga on an epic scale.
Massive saving over buying the series separately!
This Ebook Box Set edition contains all six novels in Touchstone Season 1, comprising over a quarter of a million words, and 1000 pages in the original paperback editions.
“If you haven’t read this series yet — you simply must! But beware — you will be hooked!!”
Contains the following novels:
Touchstone (1. The Sins of the Fathers)
Touchstone (2. Family at War)
Touchstone (3. All the Time in the World)
Touchstone (4. Station at the End of Time)
Touchstone (5. Let’s Fall in Love for the Last Time)
Touchstone (6. Fade to Grey)
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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.