It’s official. The final instalment in the Tom Nolan series will be released on July 1st under the title THE GHOST OF STORMER HILL. Many thanks go to Night Worms and Sadie Hartmann for doing the official cover reveal yesterday on their blog.
But what happens to Tom Nolan in this new book? Here’s the blurb to whet your whistle:
It should have been perfect. Detective Nolan had found a beautiful woman to love him. The serial killer known as the Doll Maker was dead, and the court of law had served justice to corrupt police officers within his department.
But still reeling from his encounter with the cult known as the Brethren, Nolan was anything but happy. The nails the Brethren had driven into his hands were daily reminders that one day they may return to finish what they started, and that the life he had built may soon crumble around him. So, when an Internet sleuth contacts him with news about the cult, Nolan’s need to understand who is truly controlling things pushes him down a rabbit hole, one inhabited with a new serial killer who is disembowelling their victims and fashioning their intestines into a noose, and where within the shadows lurks the ghosts of his past.
In this final thrilling instalment, Tom Nolan will have to go against his boss, his girlfriend, and his better judgement to end the reign of the Brethren. But at what cost?
Though it’s sad to say goodbye to Nolan, I think it’s the right time. Bad People began as an experiment to see if I could push myself into an unfamiliar genre. I never saw it extending beyond that one book. But while writing about Alex Palmer and Nolan, I quickly realised there was more to squeeze out of the populace of Stormer Hill. To quote De La Soul, three is the magic number. Two years later, and the trilogy is complete. That’s not entirely true. There is a fourth book that dovetails into the series. Heart of Glass includes two characters that play a big part in The Ghost of Stormer Hill. Prudence and Jack Glass are lovers, and serial killers. Their history is rich and I felt it could be extended into Nolan’s world. While Heart of Glass stands on its own as a novel, questions are left at the end, and Stormer Hill allowed me the opportunity to answer them. Even Tom himself appears in the novel, albeit briefly. To this end, if you read The Ghost of Stormer Hill, and wish to know more about Prudence and Jack, then definitely seek out Heart of Glass. That’s not me trying to sell more books. I just believe Heart of Glass contextualises their narrative and adds to the experience of the saga.
So, mark your calendar. July 1st. Pre-orders for the Kindle version of The Ghost of Stormer Hill is available now. Paperback and hardback versions will be available to buy from July 1st. Heart of Glass is currently available on all formats. I’ll also be releasing Bad People and Labyrinth of Dolls for free on Kindle during the run up to The Ghost of Stormer Hill being released. If you’ve not read either, or you just wish to tell your friends and family to grab the first two books in the series for free, then spread the word.
Again, thank you for your support and for reading my books. I’m always interested to hear feedback, so if you want to contact me, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll answer your queries and questions as soon as. For now, take care and stay safe.