Just a quick update regarding the release date on the new novel No Mortal Thing. The book was originally due to come out in July 2015. I’ve just had word from Hodder books that the release date has now been set for January 2016.
So that’s a slightly longer gap between books. But I think we’ve been lucky to have a new book released every summer since 2008, by my reckoning.
Additionally a look at the Amazon UK listings shows that Hodder is planning a special 40th anniversary edition of Harry’s Game for the later part of this year. More news on that as I get it.
Yes, it’s that time again, tomorrow is New Gerald Seymour Paperback Day and Vagabond will be out in book shops.
Actually it’s out already. By which I mean that my local Tesco had it out on the shelves when I stopped by tonight. So you’ve no excuse not to buy it for a mere £3.85.*
* Insert generic disclaimer along the lines of “other book shops are available”…
Thanks to the nice folk at Hodder for the review copy of Vagabond which arrived this weekend. So here’s a preview of what is on the shelves later in the month…
Gerald Seymour’s new novel No Mortal Thing is due out in hardback in July. However before that we have the paperback of Vagabond to look forward to. The paperback cover design is shown below.
Vagabond is out in paperback in the UK on 21 May 2015.
Today I stumbled upon a transcript of a talk that Gerald Seymour did with the late Terry Pratchett back in November 2001. I thought it might make interesting reading as we await the next novel.
You can find the transcript at theguardian.com.
Just a spot of context. 9/11 had just happened and the most recent Gerald Seymour book published was his 20th, The Untouchable, in August that year (if I recall correctly).
It is interesting to see Gerald Seymour say he had no idea where things were going after 9/11. Pratchett also mentions Gerald’s previous novel Holding the Zero and makes reference to a movie about a sniper called Enemy at the Gates which was out that year.
I’m just stunned that 2001 was 14 years ago! How on earth did that happen?
A new listing has appeared on Amazon for a book titled No Mortal Thing. Here’s the blurb…
Two young men -Jago and Marcantonio – both studying business and finance:
Jago is a kid from a rough part of London who has worked hard to get a job in a bank and is now on a fast-track secondment to the Berlin office.
Marcantonio is one of the new generation in the Ndrangheta crime families from Calabria, Southern Italy. He is in Germany to learn how to channel their illicit millions towards legitimate businesses all over Europe.
When Jago witnesses Marcantonio commit a vicious assault and the police seem uninterested, the Englisman refuses to let the matter drop.
But by pursuing the gangster to his grandfather’s mountain lair, Jago is stepping into the middle of a delicate surveillance operation, which sets alarm bells ringing in Rome, London and Berlin.
It also leads him to Consolata, a young woman who sees in Jago the chance to turn her non-violent protest campaign against the crime families into something altogether more lethal…
NO MORTAL THING is novel of relentless power and mounting suspense, a brilliant portrayal of organised crime in Europe and the under-resourced men and women who fight it.
No Mortal Thing is due for publication by Hodder books on 2 July 2015.
Just a quick alert that The Works has the paperback of The Outsiders for just £1.99 in store or online.
Well worth picking up a copy if you don’t already have the book.
Time for a quick reminder that tomorrow, 17 July, marks the UK publication of Gerald Seymour’s 31st novel, Vagabond.
Readers in the Hampshire area have a chance to meet Gerald Seymour next Wednesday. See the details below.
Meet the Author ~ Gerald Seymour
Petersfield Library, Hampshire.
Wednesday 23 July, 7.30pm.
Call 01730 267806
We’re delighted to welcome Gerald Seymour. Harry’s Game, published in 1975 and subsequently made into a series for television, was an instant bestseller. Gerald has since published a book every year.
‘Vagabond’ marks a return to Northern Ireland, his first book to be set there since the Good Friday agreement was put in place. His novels are all originally researched with carefully constructed observation and brilliant characterisation.
Gerald was a reporter for ITN covering stories including The Troubles, Vietnam, the Great Train Robbery and The Munich Olympics Massacre. He featured in the Oscar winning documentary ‘One Day in September’.
Come and hear Gerald in conversation about his fascinating career, from reporter to novelist.