D19 in the Kindle Spring Sale

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The first three Department 19 novels are in the Amazon UK Kindle Spring Sale until the 21st of April - links are below. If past experience is anything to go by, Apple and Kobo will price match in the next couple of days - if so, I'll update this post... (UPDATE: Apple and Kobo links ...

Darkest Night cover reveal

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Yesterday, I finished my final deep edit of DARKEST NIGHT, the final novel in the Department 19 series. There's still a copyedit, a typesetting and a proofread to come, but the bulk of the work is now done, and I'm suddenly aware that it is only a few months until people will be able to ...

Zero Hour paperback cover and US dates

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Behold, the paperback cover for Department 19: Zero Hour, the fourth and penultimate installment in the series. As you can see, it follows the new style that we established when we redesigned the first three paperbacks in 2013, and I couldn't be more delighted with it - it hints at aspects of the story of ...

Zero Hour

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Department 19: Zero Hour is published in the UK today. The links are below. And all I want to say is a huge thank you to everyone who has read the series so far, and have sent me messages telling me they were looking forward to the new one - it makes everything worthwhile, and ...

Beautiful designer D19 covers

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@smartestgiantintown is one of my oldest friends (I've known him for more than two decades - yes, I'm old) and a hugely talented graphic designer and video animator/editor - see more of his work and get in touch with him HERE. He produced these covers for the Department 19 series last month, and they are just ...

The beginning of the end…

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This morning I opened a Word document, gave it a title, and started writing the last book in the Department 19 series. I don't really know how I feel about it. Excited? Yep. Nervous? Definitely. Slightly daunted? As always. But this one feels a little bit different, because it's the last time I'll start a D19 ...

Zero Hour is coming… slightly quicker

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DEPARTMENT 19: ZERO HOUR publishes in the UK in less than two months. *gulps* This is the time when it all starts to seem frighteningly real - the book goes to print, I start to hear about the marketing and publicity plans, and the sales initiatives that my publishers have come up with to try and ...

Zero Hour is done, and off to print…

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Happy Easter everyone! Or if you don't celebrate Easter, Happy Bonus Days Off Work everyone! So, almost exactly a year since I wrote its Prologue, the final files of DEPARTMENT 19: ZERO HOUR have been approved, the last tiny corrections and amends have been made, and sometime in the next ten days or so, someone will ...