Wednesday 14 January 2015

Broken Fall

When my editor suggested that I write a shorter, ebook-only story, I really wasn't sure what would happen. Yes, I'd written short stories before, but this was different – a 20,000 word novella, roughly a quarter of a full-length novel. After a bit of time mulling over different ideas, I began making weekend trips to Bristol, researching and writing on-location, just as I do for my full-length books. It took a while to complete, but hopefully you'll enjoy reading the results.

Broken Fall features my troubled detective, Graham Harland, in his very first murder case for Bristol CID. Set a little while after the events of Knife Edge and just before Cut Out, it's an ideal entry-point to the series for new readers. It's also my first real whodunit, so I'm eager to know how many of you correctly identify the killer, and whether you do so before Harland does – contact me via @fergusmcneill on Twitter and let me know once you've read it.

You can order Broken Fall on Kindle, Apple iBooks, Kobo, or Google Play, and it's only 99p – I really hope you enjoy it.