Frank P. Ryan, Markus Heitz, Christopher Golden, Sue Tingey, Stephanie Saulter, David Towsey, Naomi Foyle, Snorri Kristjansson, Tom Fletcher, Aidan Harte, Lisa Tuttle, Alison Littlewood, Rachel Pollack, John Matthews, and Caitlín Matthews - The Jo Fletcher Books Anthology - Quercus

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The Jo Fletcher Books Anthology

By Frank P. Ryan, Markus Heitz, Christopher Golden, Sue Tingey, Stephanie Saulter, David Towsey, Naomi Foyle, Snorri Kristjansson, Tom Fletcher, Aidan Harte, Lisa Tuttle, Alison Littlewood, Rachel Pollack, John Matthews, and Caitlín Matthews

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Whatever you fancy - enthralling epic fantasy or spine-tingling ghost-story, mythical thriller or riveting alternate history - Jo Fletcher Books has it all.

Whatever you fancy - enthralling epic fantasy or spine-tingling ghost-story, mythical thriller or riveting alternate history - Jo Fletcher Books has it all.

Here at Jo Fletcher Books we pride ourselves on publishing high quality fantasy, science fiction and horror, of all types (we don't like to be bored). To demonstrate this, we've put together an anthology featuring a collection of short stories written by our wonderful authors.

The Jo Fletcher Books Anthology includes stories from award-winning and bestselling writers including Lisa Tuttle, Alison Littlewood and Christopher Golden as well as many others: a showcase of the fantastic talent contained within this small but perfectly formed Imprint. Whatever your taste, there is something in here for everyone

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  • ISBN: 9781784297909
  • Publication date: 03 Nov 2016
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Kin

Snorri Kristjansson
Authors:
Snorri Kristjansson

'Kristjansson takes the reader along at a breakneck speed, and it doesn't let up until the final very end' Historical Novel SocietyFirst came Scandi-crime and Nordic Noir - now it's time for Viking Crime! Make way, Lisbeth Salander and Sarah Lund, for Helga Finnsdottir. Lies. Manipulation. Murder. There's nothing quite like family . . .Everyone loves a family reunion . . .It is the summer of 970. Adopted daughter Helga awaits the arrival of Unnthor Reginsson's children, who are coming for the regular family gathering at their remote family farm. Unnthor, once a fearsome Viking warlord, now prosperous farmer and chieftain of his and neighbouring valleys, is not the only one doing well. Karl, his oldest son, has also settled down to farming after a successful career raiding and plundering, and middle son Bjorn is a respected horse farmer on the Swedish border. Aslak, the youngest, works closer to home, and daughter Jorunn is married to a Swedish chieftain's son.As the siblings gather, bad blood simmers and old feuds resurface as Unnthor's heirs make their moves on the old man's estate - until Karl is found dead and the bloodied knife is discovered in Bjorn's son's bed.For all his size and strength, Helga's not convinced Volund Bjornsson has it in him to kill anyone - but if she's to save the boy from the axe, she must uncover the truth . . . before the killer strikes again.Lies. Manipulation. Murder. There's nothing quite like family. . .

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The Triumph of the Dwarves

Markus Heitz
Authors:
Markus Heitz

Germany's Number One bestselling author returns to his best-loved series; the Dwarves and the Aelfar are facing annihilation at the hands of a new enemy in the fifth adventure: 'Tolkien with a dash of Gemmell and a sprinkling of George R.R. Martin' Malazan Empire).After decades of occupation by the Aelfar, the dark elves have been defeated and peace has finally been declared between the Dwarves, dark Elves and Humans. Girdlegard is at rest and Ingrimmsch is now Great King of the Dwarves. Although he mourns Tungdil Goldenhand, he is still not convinced the scholar is dead. But the nations still distrust each other, even now, and when a child who is able to speak the language of the Älfar, the dark elves, is found in the Grey Mountains, the Dwarves believe this little girl heralds a new threat. And they will be right - just not in the way they thought. A small delegation of dwarves is sent to search for Tungdil Goldhand - but he is about to surprise everyone, for he has survived his mission to the terrifying realm of Phondrason. But is he truly the legendary Hero of the Dwarves, or an impostor at the heart of a deeper conspiracy? And does he realise that the fiends from Phondrason themselves are not far behind . . . ?The action never lets up in this next exciting story in the saga of the Dwarves and the Aelfar!

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Haunted

Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden
Authors:
Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden
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Stained Light

Naomi Foyle
Authors:
Naomi Foyle
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The Crow Garden

Alison Littlewood
Authors:
Alison Littlewood

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The Witch at Wayside Cross

Lisa Tuttle
Authors:
Lisa Tuttle

'One of the SF and fantasy & horror field's most urbane - and much under-appreciated- writers' Love ReadingShould you find yourself in need of a discreet investigation into any sort of mystery, crime or puzzling circumstances, think of Jesperson and Lane . . .Jesperson and Lane have just solved their first major case when a man bangs violently on their door - and almost immediately drops dead. The police rule death by natural causes, but the detectives are determined to find out what really happened . . .Mr Manning was screaming about witches before his death.The case takes them to Mr Manning's Norfolk home, a land of mysterious Shrieking Pits and ancient knowledge. Mr Manning was himself a member of the enigmatic School of Ancient British Wisdom, and not the first to suffer a similar fate. Local gossip suggests that he was secretly engaged to one of the three lovely sisters who reside at Wayside Cross - but which one? Are they really witches, as the gossips also claim?And what does all this have to do with the mysterious Shrieking Pits and a mother desperate to find her missing baby? Jesperson and Lane, at your service.

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Aera Book 10

Markus Heitz
Authors:
Markus Heitz
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Idle Hands

Tom Fletcher
Authors:
Tom Fletcher
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Aera Book 9

Markus Heitz
Authors:
Markus Heitz

'A fast addictive read that will draw you in and leave you wanting more. So lets have more please...' - LizLovesBooks. Part 9 in the fast-paced and thrilling new episodic novella series from award-winning Markus Heitz. NOVEMBER, 2019I've never believed in any kind of god.But that's a problem when they start manifesting.It was a problem for everyone else too, especially those whose gods did not appear. We are divided, a fractured globe, because you'd question everything you'd believed, wouldn't you? Or would you fight?Because I don't think these really are the gods we've worshipped - Zeus, The Mórrígan, Thor, they can go to hell. We're in the middle of an invasion, and I'm the only one who believes in that reality.My name is Malleus Bourreau, I'm an atheist, an investigator, and I will find the answers.The ninth instalment in the ten-part novella serialisation 'The Return of the Ancient Gods' by award-winning author Markus Heitz.

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Bound

Sue Tingey
Authors:
Sue Tingey

Get lost in the Underlands in this 'gripping and tantalisingly sexy read.' Holdfast Magazine on Marked. Perfect for fans of Deborah Harkness, Laini Taylor and Anne Bishop.Lucky de Salle was dragged into the Underlands against her will, but there she discovered a whole new world - and a whole new life. She always knew she was psychic, but discovering her ghostly best friend was in fact her demon half-sister - and she herself is half-demon - came as a shock. Falling in love with two men wasn't in her game plan either, but that's working out brilliantly.Or it was . . . but now Jinx the Deathbringer has been kidnapped by Lucky's enemies, who intend to use his powers to destroy the worlds above and below. And Jamie has tried to use his own powers to control her, destroying her trust in him.Now Jamie and his fellow Guardians have been ordered to bring Jinx back in - dead or alive - before he can rain destruction down upon the earth.If Lucky is to save him, and forgive Jamie, she is going to have to learn to use her own burgeoning powers - and fast!Bound is the third and final book in the Soulseer Chronicles by Sue Tingey

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Aera Book 8

Markus Heitz
Authors:
Markus Heitz

'A fast addictive read that will draw you in and leave you wanting more. So lets have more please...' - LizLovesBooks. Part 8 in the fast-paced and thrilling new episodic novella series from award-winning Markus Heitz. NOVEMBER, 2019I've never believed in any kind of god.But that's a problem when they start manifesting.It was a problem for everyone else too, especially those whose gods did not appear. We are divided, a fractured globe, because you'd question everything you'd believed, wouldn't you? Or would you fight?Because I don't think these really are the gods we've worshipped - Zeus, The Mórrígan, Thor, they can go to hell. We're in the middle of an invasion, and I'm the only one who believes in that reality.My name is Malleus Bourreau, I'm an atheist, an investigator, and I will find the answers.The eighth instalment in the ten-part novella serialisation 'The Return of the Ancient Gods' by award-winning author Markus Heitz.

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Aera Book 7

Markus Heitz
Authors:
Markus Heitz
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Aera Book 6

Markus Heitz
Authors:
Markus Heitz
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Aera Book 5

Markus Heitz
Authors:
Markus Heitz

'A fast addictive read that will draw you in and leave you wanting more. So lets have more please...' - LizLovesBooks. Part 5 in the fast-paced and thrilling new episodic novella series from award-winning Markus Heitz. NOVEMBER, 2019I've never believed in any kind of god.But that's a problem when they start manifesting.It was a problem for everyone else too, especially those whose gods did not appear. We are divided, a fractured globe, because you'd question everything you'd believed, wouldn't you? Or would you fight?Because I don't think these really are the gods we've worshipped - Zeus, The Mórrígan, Thor, they can go to hell. We're in the middle of an invasion, and I'm the only one who believes in that reality.My name is Malleus Bourreau, I'm an atheist, an investigator, and I will find the answers.The fifth instalment in the ten-part novella serialisation 'The Return of the Ancient Gods' by award-winning author Markus Heitz.

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The Hidden People

Alison Littlewood
Authors:
Alison Littlewood

'A timeless story that equally delights and disturbs' Upcoming4.meThe bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season returns with a chilling mystery - where superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequencesPretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own hearth - but was she really a changeling, as her husband insists? Albie Mirralls met his cousin only once, in 1851, within the grand glass arches of the Crystal Palace, but unable to countenance the rumours that surround her murder, he leaves his young wife in London and travels to Halfoak, a village steeped in superstition.Albie begins to look into Lizzie's death, but in this place where the old tales hold sway and the 'Hidden People' supposedly roam, answers are slippery and further tragedy is just a step away . . .

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Dark Paths

Markus Heitz
Authors:
Markus Heitz
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Vigil

Angela Slatter
Authors:
Angela Slatter

'Slatter's work is excellent, and eminently readable . . . It's easy to see how she's managed to make such an impact on the genre' - British Fantasy Society. A rich and exciting new urban fantasy, perfect for fans of Harry Dresden and Kinsey Milhone.Verity Fassbinder has her feet in two worlds. The daughter of one human and one Weyrd parent, she has very little power herself, but does claim unusual strength - and the ability to walk between us and the other - as a couple of her talents. As such a rarity, she is charged with keeping the peace between both races, and ensuring the Weyrd remain hidden from us.But now Sirens are dying, illegal wine made from the tears of human children is for sale - and in the hands of those Weyrd who hold with the old ways - and someone has released an unknown and terrifyingly destructive force on the streets of Brisbane.And Verity must investigate - or risk ancient forces carving our world apart.Vigil is the first book in award-winning author Angela Slatter's Verity Fassbinder series.

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Aera Book 4

Markus Heitz
Authors:
Markus Heitz
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The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief

Lisa Tuttle
Authors:
Lisa Tuttle

'[A] lively, entertaining blend of murder mystery and supernatural adventure' George R. R. MartinShould you find yourself in need of a discreet investigation, think of Jesperson and Lane . . .For several years Miss Lane was companion, collaborator and friend to the lady known to the Psychical Society only as Miss X - until she discovered that Miss X was actually a fraud. Now Miss Lane works with Mr Jasper Jesperson as a consulting detective, but the cases are not as plentiful as they might be and money is getting tight - until a wife's concern for her husband's nocturnal ramblings piques their interest, and mediums begin to disappear all over London.There is only one team with the imagination and intelligence to uncover the nefarious purpose behind the vanished psychics and the somnambulist's wanderings.Jesperson and Lane: at your service.

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The Blood of the Hoopoe

Naomi Foyle
Authors:
Naomi Foyle

Astra is the long prophesied icon of unification for the peoples of Non-Land, but is she ready to accept her destiny?War is breaking out in Kadingir. Still struggling to accept her role as a long prophesied icon of unification between Is-Land and Non-Land, Astra Ordott is on a journey across the wind sands to join her father and his people - the mystics of Shiimti, who claim to hold the secret of truly healing the damaged relationship between human beings and the Earth. Astra's desperate to get there quickly, but when her guide and companion, the shepherd Muzi, leads her off course into the path of a vicious sandstorm, she is forced to confront what the gods of their devastated world might be telling her: that there will be no refuge from her destiny.