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About Jan-Andrew Henderson
Jan-Andrew Henderson (J.A. Henderson) is the author of 31 fiction and non-fiction books. He has been published in the UK, USA, Germany and the Czech Republic by Oxford University Press, Collins, Hardcourt Press, Amberley Books, Oetinger Publishing, Mainstream Books, Black and White Publishers, Black Hart, Mlada Fontana and Floris Books. He has been shortlisted for thirteen literary awards and is the winner of the Doncaster Book Prize and Royal Mail Award.
He owns the Green Light (Brisbane) offering advice and workshops to budding writers and City of the Dead Tours (Edinburgh) which requires him to look moody and wear black.
‘One of the UK’s most promising writers’ - Edinburgh Evening News
‘One of the UK’s best new talents’ - Lovereading.co.uk
‘Jan Henderson writes the kind of thrillers that make you miss your stop on the bus’
- Times Educational Supplement
‘Jan Henderson has written some incredible books… One of my favourite authors’
- Sharon Rooney (star of 'My Mad Fat Diary')
‘If there were more books like yours out there maybe people would be reading more’
- Charlie Higson ('Young James Bond' and 'The Enemy' series)
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Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer, Aiki Flinthart reached out for works from as many of her favourite authors as would answer the call. And many did.
Between these pages you’ll find stories by some of the world’s best science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. Find new favourite authors and re-join old friends.
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Full Author list: Neil Gaiman, Ken Liu, Juliet Marillier, Angela Slatter, Jan-Andrew (JA) Henderson, Garth Nix, Pamela Jeffs, Marianne de Pierres, Jasper Fforde, Mary Robinette Kowal, James (SA) Corey, Lee Murray, Sebastien de Castell, Ian Irvine, Robert Silverberg, Mark Lawrence, Kate Forsyth, Kylie Chan, Cat Sparks, David Farland, Jack Dann, Dirk Flinthart, Aiki Flinthart
Whether it’s 1950s Hollywood, a scientific experiment, or a yard sale in suburbia, the twenty-two authors represented in this collection of mystery and suspense interpret the overarching theme of “heartbreaks and half-truths” in their own inimitable style, where only one thing is certain: Behind every broken heart lies a half-truth.
And behind every half-truth lies a secret.
Featuring stories by Sharon Hart Addy, Paula Gail Benson, James Blakey, Gustavo Bondoni, Susan Daly, Buzz Dixon, Rhonda Eikamp, Christine Eskilson,Tracy Falenwolfe, KateFlora, John M.Floyd, J.A. Henderson, Blair Keetch, Steve Liskow, Edward Lodi, Judy Penz Sheluk, KM Rockwood, Peggy Rothschild, Joseph S.Walker, James Lincoln Warren, Chris Wheatley and Robb T. White.
It’s a history of Edinburgh‘s dark side, a guide to its supernatural locations and an investigation into the occult in general
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Jan-Andrew Henderson is a historian and award winning author who worked as a ghost tour guide in Edinburgh for twenty years.
If anyone knows the truth, he does.
But this anthology is more than just a showcase. It’s a tribute to bestselling author Aiki Flintheart (1973 2021) who was instrumental in helping almost every contributor, in one way or another.
Fittingly, it also contains her last story
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Fleeing the city with his reluctant son in tow they find the countryside inexplicably deserted.
And Bobby realises just how dangerous Dodd Pollen is...
Short-listed for the Royal Mail Award, the Angus Book Award, the Manchester Book Award and the Bolton Book Award.
‘Enough pace and plot twists to keep fans of his action-packed debut happy, but this time there’s a little more room for his characters to breathe’ - Scotsman Newspaper
‘Fast-moving, engrossing and extremely effective’ - Carousel Magazine
‘A wonder in dramatic tension… there is a huge depth to this novel and coupled with the furious pace of the narrative drive, it left me unable to put this book down’ - Vulpis Libris
‘Oh, I did enjoy reading Crash… an adventure story in the best tradition but it does have great thematic depth. Thouroughly enjoyable’ - The Bookbag
‘J A Henderson has produced another taut thriller, which compels from the first page… strongly recommended’ - Books For Keeps
‘Fantastic’ - Teen Titles
An anthology of horror stories by new and established writers from all over the world, including the UK, Germany, the USA and Australia. Some are first timers, others award winning authors. Each one is a unique voice.
The history. The legends. The locations. This is the ultimate guide to a place of mystery and enchantment.
Jan-Andrew Henderson is a multi award-winning author, historian, ex-tour guide and expert on underground Edinburgh.