Andy Conway interviewed by Adrian Goldberg on BBC Radio WM’s breakfast show (13 July 2015).
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.
My 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
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
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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My time travel saga, Touchstone, has finally concluded with the release today of Touchstone (6. Fade to Grey), but while it’s the end of Rachel’s story, it’s not the end of Touchstone.
When I first started novelising Touchstone, back in 2011, I adapted it from a couple of TV spec scripts I’d written. I had these ideas for a teenage time travel TV drama series, but unfortunately it was just about the most expensive idea anyone had ever come up with.
A big budget time travel drama series, you say? A different era every episode, you say? We’ll get back to you.
So in light of the TV world’s indifference, it made much more sense to pursue it as a series of novels. And over the last three years, as the story of Rachel Hines’s quest to get her life back has progressed, it has somehow hit a chord with readers. Continue reading