This week I started writing the new Jack Nightingale supernatural thriller - the fifth in the series. I have a plot that involves a lot of Goths being murdered. And I already have a killer ending for it. A clue? How about this? At one point Proserpine says to Nightingale - "You'll need meat, Nightingale. Don't forget the meat".
As always my publisher Hodder and Stoughton is ahead of the game and has already done the cover.
If all goes to plan it'll be on the shelves next February. It's a tremendous show of faith on the part of my publisher - I know some writers who turn in books not knowing whether their editor will accept them or not. Hodder have enough faith in me to design a cover and organise a print run without even seeing the first chapter. That's a lot of pressure, too, but I find that having a cover designed and a publication date set does tend to make me work harder, though it does mean I have less time to devote to Twitter and literary festivals! Okay, enough banter, I have a novel to write! :-)