I’m proud to announce that on Monday 17th December (just in time for Christmas) my short story collection The Greatest Show In Town and other shorts will be released on Kindle (with a Kobo edition following afterwards).
It consists of 11 stories, mostly crime and dark fiction, some of which have been on this blog in a different form, but with several others that are completely new to this collection. Four of the stories (including a couple of longer shorts) involve the exploits of the Stanton brothers, which should hopefully keep fans of The Hunters happy until its sequel The Glasgow Grin arrives. It will eventually be £1.99 ($2.99) but until the new year comes around it’ll be available at the bargain price of 99p ($1.99). You lucky things!
Tell your friends, your neighbours, your loved ones and total strangers about this momentous news. Because I really need the beer money!
Here for anybody who cares to have a look is the cover for my upcoming short story collection The Greatest Show in Town and other shorts. It features a very nice photograph of the Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough as its main image, along with a bit of photo layering and a touch of transparency effects to get something that I feel is quite evocative of the contents within.
It has a different look to The Gamblers and The Hunters, but that was intentional. I wanted to differentiate it, draw attention to the fact that it’s a short collection. The Stanton brothers books will all have a very similar visual theme – following the look developed in The Hunters. And even though the brothers appear in quite a few of these shorts it isn’t strictly a collection about them. I wanted the cover to reflect that.
Anyway, enough waffle from me…
Let me know what y’all think. If it’s appealing, do tell. Similarly, if you think it’s a big bag o’ crap then kindly tell me why it offends you!