The Eagle and the Viper: Loren Estleman

The Eagle and the Viper: Loren Estleman

Loren Estleman’s latest, The Eagle and the Viper, is the story of an attempt to assassinate Napoleon. In fact, it’s the story of two attempts to assassinate Napoleon: the first the real-life attempt in 1800 which is often cited as the first-ever use of a vehicular IED, the second a fictional effort the following year. Spoiler: Napoleon survives.

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Beating the Lockdown Blues

Beating the Lockdown Blues

Last Friday was publication day for Burke in Ireland which is the third new book I have published in lockdown. (They weren't all written in lockdown, though Something Wicked mostly was. Plus I had a short story that was published in a collection last summer. There...

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And the last shall be first.

And the last shall be first.

Burke in Ireland is Burke’s first adventure as a spy. All the Burke stories stand alone but if you haven’t read any of the others and, for whatever reason, don’t fancy starting with Burke in the Land of Silver, this is an excellent introduction to the character.

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Burke in Ireland cover reveal

Burke in Ireland cover reveal

So here it is: No stirring military imagery on this one. This story is Burke's first adventure in espionage -- before he went to Egypt (Burke and the Bedouin) or Argentina (Burke in the Land of Silver). Seconded from the Army to assist the Alien Office in its dirty...

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Burke is back!

So, here are the dates you need to know:

MONDAY 8th (for one week): Offer price on Burke in the Land of Silver
FRIDAY 12th: Cover reveal for Burke in Ireland
FRIDAY 19th: Publication of Burke in Ireland

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‘Something Wicked’ this way comes

‘Something Wicked’ this way comes

Today's the day! Something Wicked is published today. You can buy it on Kindle at £2.99/$3.99 or in paperback at £5.99/$8.30. What do you get for your money? Something wicked is a vampire/police procedural crossover. It is firmly tongue-in-cheek and, according to one...

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Another Tuesday Book Review: ‘Not Having It All’

Another Tuesday Book Review: ‘Not Having It All’

Email has led to something of a revival in the epistemological novel and Jennie Ensor’s latest, Not Having It All, combines email, snail mail, psychological case notes and diaries to tell the story of Beatrice Hudson, self-styled “stranded scientist, make-do mother...

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Busy, busy, busy.

It’s a funny time to be living through, isn’t it? On the one hand, there is so little going on, while on the other I seem to be overwhelmed by things that need doing. So here is what’s happening in my world. I’m publishing my second contemporary urban fantasy book...

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‘Something Wicked’: Cover reveal

What do you tell people about your latest book if you are generally known for writing historical fiction and this book is very different? I tell them it’s Contemporary Urban Fantasy. I’m honestly not sure if that’s even a thing, but this is contemporary, it is urban...

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