It features a short story that was mentioned in the recent Bright Star Rising book launch at Moseley dovecote. A short story all about this photograph below:
BUFFALO BILL AND THE PEAKY BLINDERS is set around the moment the photograph was taken and features some of your favourite Touchstone characters (Pete Wethers, Mitch and Mrs Hudson).
It’s pretty much the prequel to Bright Star Rising and deals with Pete Wethers and his arrival in 1887 Birmingham just in time to see Buffalo Bill ride down New Street. Needless to say, he gets into a spot of bother with Birmingham’s infamous razor gang, the Peaky Blinders!
Andy Conway launches the latest book in the Touchstone series, at the book’s key location, the Moseley Dovecote. Watch him read from the book and answer questions with John Godbold (10th Planet, Fantom Events).
The time travel saga meets Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show…
Something wild is coming to town…
1887. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show comes to Birmingham, and with it, Katherine Bright Star Falling, the mysterious white woman who lived with the Lakota Native Americans for a decade. A woman with a lost past and dark magic.
Escaping the show, she makes her way across the city to the mysterious dovecote of her visions: the key to her lost identity and perhaps the gateway to her forgotten life. But the city’s lawless police force, a zealous Pinkerton agent, and Birmingham’s notorious cutthroat gang, the Peaky Blinders, will stop at nothing to claim the price on her head.
In a gripping climax, the Wild West spills onto the streets of Birmingham, with cowboys and Indians, police and thieves on the hunt. Can Katherine find her way home and recover her true identity? And if she does, can she face the evil truth of her past?
Weaving an alternate reality around Buffalo Bill’s historic trip to Britain, Bright Star Rising blends fact and fantasy in this latest thrilling instalment of the Touchstone time travel saga.
Continuing the Touchstone saga, following on from the mysterious events at the end of Touchstone (6. Fade to Grey) … Kath Bright plunges from the sky onto the Montana plains in 1874, is taken in by Sitting Bull’s tribe and named Bright Star Falling.
Torn between dark dreams of the past and bloody visions of the future, might she be the spirit whose re-appearance spells the end of the Lakota people?
From the Battle of the Little Bighorn to Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, from Wounded Knee to the sidewalks of New York, Bright Star Falling is an epic journey through the West, a sweeping historical fantasy of life on the plains, and one woman’s desperate, bloody struggle to find a way home.