Christmas is traditionally ghost story time here in the UK, so I’ve got a spooky story for you! My 2019 Christmas novella A Distant Drum is up for pre-order.
Christmas is coming… but Alex is running away.
Panicked by the prospect of spending Christmas with his boyfriend’s disapproving parents, Alex flees to the old houseboat in the Norfolk Broads his uncle left him. But when a freak snowstorm traps him there, Alex soon realises he’s not the only heartbroken lover haunting the shores of Halsham Broad.
Two hundred years ago, drummer boy Jack Sadler drowned skating over thin ice to meet his lover. Now, whenever the Broad freezes over, he returns and brings a curse with him.
And every night Alex spends trapped in the icebound boat, he hears the beat of a distant drum draw closer…
I’ve also been busy reissuing my old Christmas novellas. You can find links to Gaudete and The Holly Groweth Green below:
In other news, Something Wicked This Way Comes is currently out of print. This and A Frost of Cares are the next two pieces on my rerelease list, so expect an update in the new year!