A Fall from Grace
A Fall from Grace
After writing 5 Stephen Capel detective novels, I want the sixth to be special. This is an opportunity to get involved in its creation.
After writing 5 Stephen Capel detective novels, I want the sixth to be special. This is an opportunity to get involved in its creation. Read more
A FALL FROM GRACE - A Stephen Capel Murder Mystery
When vicar Stephen Capel gets summoned to a meeting with the bishop, the last people he expects to see are his fiancée, detective constable Vicky Denning, and her boss. A body has been found in Bath Abbey after falling through a section of the great East window. And Capel is to act as liaison between the Abbey and the police. A page found on the corpse, torn from a mysterious medieval manuscript, is just the start of a tantalising mystery.
An antidote to Scandi-Noir
I love a slow, dark and brooding murder mystery in a miserable landscape as much as the next person - but I think there's also room for a more traditional British approach - even though I'm bringing it very much into the 21st century. That's what the Stephen Capel books are about.
The Stephen Capel murder mysteries
This will be the sixth of the Stephen Capel murder mysteries, starting with A Lonely Height. (More details on the existing novels here.) I want to be able to dedicate enough concentrated time to key parts of developing the book to ensure that A Fall from Grace is the best entry in the series so far.
Becoming a character
Everyone who contributes to the successful Kickstarter campaign will have their name in the acknowledgements section of the book - and there are options to receive a signed copy - but it's also possible to have your name (or that of a friend or relation) feature in the narrative itself. A number of the characters will be named by contributors to the campaign. It's a great opportunity to have a bit of fun yourself, or to give someone a unique gift.
Risks and challenges
I already have the plot of A Fall from Grace outlined and the first two chapters written. Any writing project is subject to potential delays, but I have enough experience now to be happy that, with your support, I will have enough time to complete the book by the deadline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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