Ceri Edwards and two school friends lift the lid on an ancient book of recipes belonging to Betty Williams, a volunteer at the local hospital in Pontypridd, South Wales. Two Kansas City cops step off a flight at London Heathrow and one of them falls to the ground with a painful conviction that there’s something evil in the air. United in their destinies, Ceri and the police officers are drawn into a world where prophecies are pitted against invisible forces planning to raze London to the ground and bring down the Royal Family. It all rests with Dai Williams, recently knighted MI5 agent and reluctant hero, to bring some order to the improbable events and to ensure that afternoon tea at The Ritz continues for another hundred years. A great cross between Kim Newman and Ben Aaranovitch and a thrill for any fan of contemporary urban horror.
David Graham lives in an ostensibly carbon zero house in rural Kent with his partner and two cats amidst fields of maize and poly-tunnels of strawberries. Previously, he lived and worked in London as a consultant in the NHS. His previous non-fiction titles include: Medical Computing and Applications, Creative Sound and Computer-Assisted Medical Learning: Clinical Anatomy.
David turned his attention to writing fiction in 2012. Since then, he has written one self-published novel (Looks Could Kill) and two traditionally published novels (Captive and Wet & Wild) under the name David Ellis. Looks Could Kill was in the Amazon Kindle Top 10 of spy thrillers and was downloaded more than 3,000 times. Captive was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. He has also written two romance novellas under the name Richard Longfellow.
His horror thriller The Screaming was published by Frostbite Publishing in the US in 2014, and by Austin Macauley in the UK in 2015. His new book The Knowing is the sequel to The Screaming and is due to be published early 2017 by Urbane Publications.
Praise for The Screaming:
“Wow, this book is intense. This book reminds me of a lot of modern crime-inspired television shows and horror movies, and it is absolutely brilliant in its writing. It’s exactly the kind of book that so many readers who enjoy the horror movie genre will enjoy reading. In fact, I could definitely see this book being turned into a movie.” (Dawn Dolly Webb, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer)
“Transatlantic horrors don’t come much better than this one by David Graham. A new author to me but I’m sure the wider reading community will have heard of him before long.” (Nooks Books N Crooks)
“Well, what can I say about The Screaming by David Graham? In one sentence it’s absolutely brilliant and riveting, one that I could not put down!” (David Savage Reviews)