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Stranger Times

C.K.McDonnell

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Bantam
19 January 2021
There are Dark Forces at work in our world (and in Manchester in particular) and so thank God The Stranger Times is on hand to report them. A weekly newspaper dedicated to the weird and the wonderful (but more often the weird) of modern life, it is the go-to publication for the unexplained and inexplicable . . .

At least that's their pitch. The reality is rather less auspicious. The editor is a drunken, foul-tempered and -mouthed husk of a man who thinks little (and believes less) of the publication he edits, his staff are a ragtag bunch of misfits, each with their own secrets to hide and axes to grind. And as for the assistant editor . . . well, that job's a revolving door, and it has just revolved to reveal Hannah Willis, who's got her own set of problems.

It's when tragedy strikes in Hannah's first week on the job that The Stranger Times is forced to do some serious, proper, actual investigative journalism. What they discover leads them to a shocking realisation- that some of the stories they'd previously dismissed as nonsense are in fact terrifyingly, gruesomely real. Soon they come face-to-face with darker foes than they could ever have imagined. It's one thing reporting on the unexplained and paranormal but it's quite another being dragged into the battle between the forces of Good and Evil . . .
By:   C.K.McDonnell
Imprint:   Bantam
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   526g
ISBN:   9781787633360
ISBN 10:   1787633365
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   19 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in Limerick and raised in Dublin, C K (Caimh) McDonnell is a former stand-up comedian and TV writer. He performed all around the world, had several well-received Edinburgh shows and supported acts such as Sarah Millican on tour before hanging up his clowning shoes to concentrate on writing. He has also written for numerous TV shows and been nominated for a Kid's TV BAFTA.His debut novel, A Man With One of Those Faces - a comic crime novel - was published in 2016 and spawned The Dublin Trilogy books and the spin-off McGarry Stateside series. They have been Amazon bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic.C. K. McDonnell lives in Manchester. To find out more, visit whitehairedirishman.com

Reviews for Stranger Times

Hilarious. You'll never look at Manchester the same way again. -- JASON MANFORD Wonderfully dark, extremely funny, and evocative of Terry Pratchett - which I think is the highest compliment I can give. -- ADAM KAY, No.1 bestselling author of This Is Going to Hurt A cracker . . . brace yourself for murder, monsters, mesmerism - and merriment. Wonderfully wacky. * SAGA * There are weird happenings in Manchester; good job the drunk and dysfunctional journalists of The Stranger Times, a newspaper dedicated to paranormal and the unexplained, are on hand . . . terrific, easygoing fun. -- Robert Millen * THE TIMES * I tore through The Stranger Times. Like an entertaining collision between the worlds of Mick Herron and Charlie Stross, it's a novel that proves ancient eldritch horror is no match for old-school journalism. -- CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE, bestselling author of Fallen Angel


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