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Dead Man in a Ditch

Luke Arnold

6 Reviews

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Language, Prose: non-fiction, Fantasy

Dead Man in a Ditch is the sequel to The Last Smile in Sunder City, and follows the adventures of Fetch Phillips - a character destined to be loved by readers of Ben Aaronovitch, Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

Fetch Philips has nothing left to believe in. Which is why he's surprised when the people of Sunder City start to believe in him...

Rumour has it that Fetch is only one who can bring magic back into the world. So when a man is murdered in a way that can only be explained as magical, Fetch is brought in on the case. A case which just might unearth things best left buried...

This sequel to The Last Smile in Sunder City follows the adventures of Fetch Phillips - a character destined to be loved by readers of Ben Aaronovitch, Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

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Praise for Dead Man in a Ditch

  • Verve and charm in abundance

  • [A] standout debut . . . winningly combining the grit of Chinatown with the quirky charm of Harry Potter, this series opener is sure to have readers coming back for more - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • Sunder City [is] an evocative creation, it has echoes of Ankh-Morpork, but also a broken melancholy all of its own

  • This book was a marvellous noir voice; Luke Arnold has captured the spirit of the genre perfectly and wrapped it around a fantasy setting with consummate skill

  • The first instalment of an effortlessly readable series that could be the illegitimate love child of Terry Pratchett and Dashiell Hammett - Kirkus

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