Cover reveal: Poison City by Paul Crilley
By Fleur Clarke
Posted on March 1, 2016 in Books, News with tags Book Covers, Paul Crilley
This summer we publish Poison City, the first book in a South African crime series that sees investigator Gideon Tau pitted against the forces of darkness with nothing but a boozy dog and a magic wand made out of John Dee’s shin to help him. Suffice to say: more fun than a barrel of monkeys drinking margaritas.
We loved Paul Crilley’s sherry-guzzling canine so much, we put him on the cover. Cute may not be the right word, but he’s (kind of) adorable. The cover was illustrated by the fabulous David Foldvari and you can see more of his excellent work here. We’re particularly fond of this sheep.
Check out the cover and find out a bit more about Poison City below.
The name’s Gideon Tau, but everyone just calls me London. I work for the Delphic Division, the occult investigative unit of the South African Police Service. My life revolves around two things – finding out who killed my daughter and imagining what I’m going to do to the bastard when I catch him.
I have two friends. The first is my boss, Armitage, a fifty-something DCI from Yorkshire who looks more like someone’s mother than a cop. Don’t let that fool you. The second is the dog, my magical spirit guide. He talks, he watches TV all day, and he’s a mean drunk.
Life is pretty routine – I solve crimes, I search for my daughter’s killer. Wash, rinse, repeat. Until the day I’m called out to the murder of a ramanga – a low-key vampire – basically, the tabloid journalist of the vampire world. It looks like an open and shut case. There’s even CCTV footage of the killer.
Except… the face on the CCTV footage? It’s the face of the man who killed my daughter. I’m about to face a tough choice. Catch her killer or save the world? I can’t do both.
It’s not looking good for the world.
Poison City is the first in a fantastical new series for fans of Ben Aaronovitch, Lauren Beukes, Sarah Lotz and Stephen King.
Coming 11th August 2016.