Kicking off with J. L. Dawn’s haunting crime thriller, The Doll with a Bruise
by J. L. Dawn
Revolutionary France is about to declare war and Britain’s great and good are falling. Their shadow selves - their Umbra - are being murdered in the Other Realm.
A young Minister investigates: murder surely goes against the Queen’s Treaty, but the Queen’s been dead for over 400 years and her Treaty is fraying at the edges.
“We understand that in the late 1780s the French recruited an Umbra and persuaded him, or her, to bring Britannia to its knees.”
Shona’s mysterious bruise - in the shape of a Celtic cross - looks identical to the one found on the last two victims of ‘The Doll Killer’. An anonymous text links her bruise to the murder. Was it sent by the killer? Has he marked Shona for murder? The truth… is far, FAR, worse.
“The narrative cracks along and there are plenty of twists and turns.”
by Peter Taylor-Gooby
Ritchie Morlan is a top advertising creative who gives it all up to take a stand on modern slavery. It’s going to be the toughest campaign of his life. He’s up against a corrupt government and criminal gangs who both want to exploit an invisible underclass. It's a crusade that may cost him his family.
“There are now more slaves in London than there were at the time of William Wilberforce”
Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Humour, Non-fiction