Is There Any Escape?
Ex-cop, Mordent, is an irascible, anachronistic PI with a noir sensibility and a bubblewrap fetish. Hired by the enigmatic Isabelle Silk to unearth dirt on a business associate, he becomes involved with Jessica – a floozy with a fake Southern Belle accent – and hunts the Residue Killer: a twisted individual intent on despatching survivors of previous serial killer attacks. All the trails lead to the Church of Wire. Yet does this surrealist religious sect really lie at the heart of the killings?
Church of Wire is the second in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, and cops and informers; all played out on rain-soaked streets amid a shadow-filled city.
‘Beautiful prose, a razor sharp eye for detail, and chills aplenty. Hook rebirths the noir, but with a very hard darkness and a disturbing air of mystery.’ – Paul Finch, author of Dead Man Walking
Praise for The Immortalists:
‘The interplay between Mordent and the other characters is a delight to read, as is the prose throughout, with its hard boiled sensibilities, short sentences that cut like diamond on glass and metaphors as apposite as they are off kilter.’ – Peter Tennant, Black Static
296pp. B-format paperback original novel.
Published 23 May 2015
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew Hook is an established author within the UK independent press, with over 100 separate short story sales and several books in print. He has been a British Fantasy Award finalist, an award-winning editor, and a radio presenter. He co-edits the irrealist Fur-Lined Ghettos magazine and is commissioning editor for an anthology of punk stories from DogHorn Publishing. He has written in a variety of genres, and his output has included slipstream, comic satires and an existential zombie novella. The Immortalists and Church of Wire, both featuring his PI character Mordent, are his first crime novels.