Author: James

It Was Thirty Years Ago Today… (Almost)

Thirty years ago, almost to the day, my debut novel appeared.
Since then I have published 37 more novels, 8 novellas, 59 short stories, 3 short story collections, 14 books for younger readers, 5 audiobooks, and reams of journalism. My work has been translated into 16 languages.
Here’s that first book, and my latest.
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Happy Holmesian Advent

Christmas is coming, and if you haven’t bought your copy of Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon yet, why not? It’s the perfect festive read and, indeed, gift.

Meanwhile, here’s a picture of the Christmas tree at Titan House, where the lovely Titan Books people are clearly on Santa’s “nice” list. Why else would he have left them such wonderful presents?

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First Sighting of The Christmas Demon

My author copies of Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon have arrived and are looking beautiful. From the dustjacket to the endpapers to the flyleaf, every element of the design — courtesy of Julia Lloyd — is a marvel. It’s out at the end of October, and I insist wholeheartedly that you rush out and buy a copy.



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Fantasy Focus Podcast

Here’s me, talking to Jamie Davis at Fantasy Focus about, well, pretty much everything I’ve done career-wise. Or at least as much of it as could be fitted into 31 minutes’ conversation. Some great questions were asked, and some more or less coherent answers given. It’s a sign of incipient old age, surely, that I failed to remember properly the order in which the Pantheon novels were published. Anyway, listen at your leisure, if you wish.


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Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon Cover Design

Here it is, the wonderful cover design for Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon, courtesy of the equally wonderful Julia Lloyd at Titan Books. Festive and sinister all at once. There’s even a creepy face staring out at you, if you can spot it.

The novel is due to be published in October. And if you’re wondering why there’s a bundle of twigs tied up with string just below the title… Well, you’re going to have to read the book to find out what it signifies.

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