The Stranger Times
by C.K. McDonnell
The international 6-figure/6-way auction comic fantasy thriller by bestselling author CK McDonnell.
There are dark forces at work in our world 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), The Stranger Times 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 (and believes less) of the publication he edits. His staff are a ragtag group of misfits, each with their own secrets to hide and axes to grind. 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 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 actual investigative journalism. What they discover leads them to a shocking realisation: that some of the stories they’d previously published but dismissed as nonsense are in fact terrifyingly 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 . . .
The Stranger Times combines Caimh McDonnell’s 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.
Sold: French (Flammarion/ Pygmalion), German (Eichborn), Spanish (Atico de Los Libros/Oz)
6-figure UK preempt
6-figure German deal in a 6-way auction
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Praise for The Dublin Trilogy: ‘One of the funniest crime books you could read.’ – Express
‘A brilliant comedic thriller.’ – Irish Post ‘Memorable and powerful.’ – Publishers Weekly
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C.K. McDonnell is the alter-ego of Caimh McDonnell, an award-winning Irish stand-up comic and bestselling author of The Dublin Trilogy. He has sold over 200,000 books to date (print and digital), including over 110,000 in the last year alone. He was the first indie author to be selected for the RTE/Rick O’Shea Book Club. He lives and writes in Manchester.
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- Publisher Transworld
- Publication Date January 2021
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9781787633353
- Publication Country or regionUnited Kingdom
- Publish StatusPublished
- Copyright Year2021
- SeriesThe Stranger Times Trilogy
- Series Part1
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