Sunday, June 17, 2007

News: Mystery Author's Self-Published Success

Gary Bills-Geddes of the Ledbury Reporter writes that a local author's mystery was signed by a publisher after her self-published version started to sell for up to £400 on the internet. , by Suzette A. Hill, has received rave reviews from Dame Beryl Bainbridge who calls the book "tremendous–flowing and amusing".

Originally titled A Load of Old Bones: The Curious Exploits of the Reverend Francis Oughterard as Recounted by Himself with Interspersions from His Cat Maurice and His Dog Bouncer, the book (with a shortened title) will be published by Constable and Robinson in the UK next month. It's already available here, published by Carroll & Graf. A sequel is on its way, tentatively titled Bones in the Belfry, with a third book being written to complete the trilogy.

Set in a wonderful parody of 1950s Surrey, A Load of Old Bones delights in turning the detective fiction genre on its head. The characters are unlikably lovable, the plot hilariously improbable, and the prose crafted to perfection.

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