Thanks to an ill-timed spot of breeding on my part, I didn’t get much writing time in 2019. But write I did. In dribs and drabs, while the rest of the world slept and my human baby lay in a bassinet at my feet, I tap-tap-tapped away until finally, finally, something that looked like a story emerged.
And here it is. The book I spent the best part of a year working on: a brand new Spectral Detective story!
This one has been a real labour of love, and I’m really keen to know what you think of it. But what’s it about, you ask, and how does it differ from the previous Jake Fletcher outings?
Great questions from a particularly handsome face…
I won’t give too much away here (certainly not the identity of Jake’s mysterious new partner), but I will say this…
- Necessary Evil is a good deal more substantial than the books that preceded it; in fact, it’s getting on for three times the length of the original Spectral Detective story. Yowzers.
- Giving the story more room to breathe means Jake can get a bit more philosophical this time around. And since he’s looking down the barrel of an existential crisis, he has a lot to philosophise about.
- Necessary Evil keeps a tight grip on the noir genre, so get ready for murder, betrayal, and plenty of smoking.
That’s it. That’s my pitch. The rest is up to you…