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We’ve already invited you to a most magical murder at Waterstones in Bristol Galleries on May 16th at 7.30, but now you have even more reason to come!

As well as a chance to listen to Ben Aaronovitch, Jasper Fforde and Paul Cornell being interviewed by Cheryl Morgan about fantasy (and fantastic) crime writing, there will be a chance to get your hands on a copy of Paul Cornell’s new novel, “The Severed Streets” several days before the official launch at Forbidden Planet in London – bonus!

SeveredStreets.jpg.size-230“Summer in London: a city in turmoil. The vicious murder of a well-known MP is like a match to tinder but Detective Inspector James Quill and his team know that it’s not a run-of-the-mill homicide. Still coming to terms with their new-found second sight, they soon discover that what is invisible to others – the killer – is visible to them. Even if they have no idea who it is. Then there are more deaths. The bodies of rich, white men are found in circumstances similar to those that set the streets of London awash with fear during the late 1800s: the Whitechapel murders. Even with their abilities to see the supernatural, accepting that Jack the Ripper is back from the dead is a tough ask for Quill’s team. As they try to get to grips with their abilities and a case that’s spiralling out of control, Quill realizes that they have to understand more about this shadowy London, a world of underground meetings, bizarre and fantastical auctions, and objects that are ‘get out of hell free’ cards. But the team’s unlikely guide, a bestselling author, can’t offer them much insight – and their other option, the Rat King, speaks only in riddles. Relying on old-fashioned police work and improvising with their new skills only lands them in deeper water, and they soon realize that the investigation is going to hell – literally. And if they’re not careful, they may be going with it …The Severed Streets is the second urban fantasy by bestselling Doctor Who writer, Paul Cornell.”

Tickets are available in person via Waterstones in the Galleries and cost £3 – they’re going fast so get down there!

The Facebook Event for Murder Most Magical is here :


And if you happen to be in London and want to nip down to Forbidden Planet for the “The Severed Streets” launch there, it’s on May 21st at 6pm :


I reviewed the excellent “London Falling” when it came out, and if you’d like to check out my review on Fantasy Faction you can find it here :


Also, eyes on the Blog for a flurry of Nomad bloggery in the next few weeks 🙂 Not long to go now!