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Today I’m on the ‘Too Many Heroes’ blogtour, organised by Random Things Tour.
To promote this book I have a guest post written by its author, but b
About the Author :
The author Jan Turk Petrie lives in the Cotswolds, S.W. England.
She is the author of the fast paced Nordic thriller series: the Eldísvík novels. All three of these novels are set in 2068 in a fictional city state just below the artic circle.
‘Until the Ice Cracks’ – the first of the trilogy was published in July 2018.
Volume Two – ‘No God for a Warrior’ was published in November 2018
The third and final volume – ‘Within Each Other’s Shadow’ was published in April 2019
The ebook boxset – The Eldísvík Trilogy was published in August 2019
Jan’s fourth novel – ‘Too Many Heroes’ – a gripping new post-war thriller set in the East End of London was published in August 2019.
She is currently working on her fifth book – ‘Towards the Vanishing Point.’
A former English teacher with an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Gloucestershire, Jan has also written numerous, prize-winning short stories.
• Paperback: 294 pages
• Publisher: Pintail Press (23 July 2019)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1912855976
• ISBN-13: 978-1912855971
Where can a wanted man hide in a country full of returned war heroes?
It’s 1952 and Frank Danby has been looking over his shoulder for the last ten years, forced to lead an itinerant life, getting work wherever he can while trying to keep one step ahead of the police.
Returning to London, he finds a job in an East End pub, where he becomes entangled with Grace, the young and beautiful wife of the landlord. Then the law comes knocking. Facing a justice system prejudiced against him, Frank must find a way to escape the gallows.
Too Many Heroes is a gripping period thriller, exploring love, belonging and betrayal in a country still recovering from WW2. A must for fans of the post-war novels of Philip Kerr, Kate Atkinson and Sara Sheridan.
Guest Post :
Ten Things About Me
Before becoming a writer, I was an English teacher in inner city London. For a time I worked in a specialist unit for teenagers excluded from mainstream school and later taught English as foreign language to overseas students of all ages.
Aside from writing, I’m a visual artist and maintain a studio in the Cotswold town of Painswick. I’ve exhibited in London and all over southern England. Most of my large, semi-abstract paintings are in private collections.
Until recently I lived on a smallholding with my husband. We kept a flock of rare breed sheep as well as hens, pigs and goats. I have a certificate in animal husbandry and have delivered lambs and bottle-fed them when it was necessary.
I like to challenge myself in my writing and always try to come up with something original. I enjoy writing thrillers with a difference.
My first published novels – the three volumes that make up The Eldísvík Trilogy – are Nordic noir thrillers set fifty years in the future.
‘Too Many Heroes’ is, by contrast, a period romantic thriller set in the 1950s.
My next book – due out in 2020 – begins in the 1930s and is a psychological thriller with literary leanings.
I’m a big fan of Margaret Atwood, Kate Atkinson, Philip Roth, Kurt Vonnegut and Jennifer Egan because I admire authors who are prepared to take risks in their writing.
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