The Stranger Times The Stranger Times
Book 1 - The Stranger Times

The Stranger Times

(The Stranger Times 1)

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Publisher Description

STOP PRESS! The Stranger Times wins the 2023 British Fantasy Award for Best Audio Work!

'Wonderfully dark, extremely funny' proclaimed ADAM KAY, author of the No.1 bestselling This is Going to Hurt

'A filmic romp with great characters, a jet-propelled plot, and a winning premise' said the GUARDIAN

JASON MANFORD thinks it's 'Hilarious. You'll never look at Manchester the same way again.'

The Chronicles of St Mary's series author JODI TAYLOR declared 'I loved this . . . great premise - great story - great characters . . . hugely enjoyable.'

And THE TIMES called it 'ripping entertainment from start to finish.'

There are dark forces at work in our world (and in Manchester in particular), so thank God The Stranger Times is on hand to report them . . .

A weekly newspaper dedicated to the weird and the wonderful (but mostly the weird), it is the go-to publication for the unexplained and inexplicable.

At least that's their pitch. The reality is rather less auspicious. Their editor is a drunken, foul-tempered and foul-mouthed husk of a man who thinks little of the publication he edits. His staff are a ragtag group of misfits. And as for the assistant editor . . . well, that job is a revolving door - and it has just revolved to reveal Hannah Willis, who's got problems of her own.

When tragedy strikes in her first week on the job The Stranger Times is forced to do some serious investigating. What they discover leads to a shocking realisation: some of the stories they'd previously dismissed as nonsense are in fact terrifyingly real. Soon they come face-to-face with darker forces than they could ever have imagined.

The Stranger Times is the first novel from C.K. McDonnell, the pen name of Caimh McDonnell. It combines his distinctive dark wit with his love of the weird and wonderful to deliver a joyous celebration of how truth really can be stranger than fiction.
Readers love The Stranger Times:
***** 'A delight from start to finish - laugh out loud funny yet with plenty of thrills.'
***** 'Full of wit and humour, and knows how to keep the reader hooked.'
***** 'You'll soon fall in love . . . fans of Pratchett, Gaiman, Aaronovich will be blown away.'

The Stranger Times and This Charming Man shortlisted for a 'Dead Good Reader Award' - the 'The New Kid on the Block Award for Best New Series'!

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2021
7 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
448
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transworld
SIZE
14.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Stretchtpt ,

Fun urban fantasy

I’m a big fan of the Laundry and Rivers of London series and this was appealing in very similar ways: the gradual revelation of magic and the supernatural, a rogue’s gallery of colourful protagonists and a clear over-arching plot line woven into the more immediate action. Without spoiling the surprise I thought some of the backstory felt less strong than other similar series but it’s early days and might make more sense to me as the series (of course it’s a series) continues. Very enjoyable read - hard to put down!

uNikolas ,

Adults need fairytales too :)

Great, naive enough and very kind paranormal series with a pinch of a good humour. I love this type as it always brings some good mood.

Found that it gives my favourite good Gaiman vibes.

Also Banecroft with his attitude, jokes and farts reminded me very much Jackson Lamb from Slow horses played by Gary Oldman. I wonder now if that’s is an inspiration from one another but it’s a winning combo.

Every night I anticipated reading time which is a sign to give it 5 stars.

TonyJones ,

GREAT FUN

Great fun.

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