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Ian JarvisBy Ian Jarvis
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Ian JarvisBy Ian Jarvis
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£170
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About

JUDGMENT CLAY.

Soon to be released by MX Publishing - the world's largest publisher of Sherlock Holmes - this is the third novel in the series of humorous Yorkshire mysteries featuring modern-day private investigator Bernie Quist and his young assistant Watson.

May is the official release date, but by backing this Kickstarter project you can get your copy of Judgment Clay a month early in April, or pick up the earlier novels, 'Cat Flap' and 'the Music of Sound', at a reduced price. All three books are stand-alone stories, but if you haven't read the first two this is the perfect chance.

A modern-day Sherlock Holmes, Bernie Quist operates as a consultant detective from Baker Avenue in York. His assistant is Watson, although this Watson is a streetwise youth from the Grimpen housing estate and he's definitely no doctor. The mismatched duo take on bizarre cases which invariably lead into the realms of the supernatural, a shadowy world that, thanks to his dark secret, Quist is all too familiar with.

The north of England has a new political group headed by Dominic Churchill. The White Rose Party campaign for Yorkshire independence, fairer wages and pensions, and the adoption of Yorkshire Pudding as Britain’s national dish. Unfortunately, white is the appropriate word, for their amiable façade conceals a far right organisation with a sinister racist agenda.  Watson’s Jewish girlfriend has been attacked by Churchill’s thugs and Quist is determined to expose these white supremacists and end their rise to power.

The detective soon realises that Churchill and his people have been targeted by someone else, a highly dangerous individual with a terrifying supernatural weapon. This man also plans to end White Rose, but his idea of ending is a touch more homicidal and gruesome.

A dark and very peculiar game is afoot…

The Sherlock Holmes of York 

Bernie Quist and his assistant Watson burst onto the scene two years ago in the bestselling novel 'Cat Flap'. The book has 5.0 out of 5 for all five reviews on Amazon UK. The second adventure, 'The Music of Sound' came out last year to rave reviews...

Cat Flap: "An excellent tale of a Sherlock Holmes type sleuth based in York - but with an unexpected twist. Humorous with historical observations, and not a little intrigue. As you would expect from a "Conan Doyle type" - an excursion into the supernatural. Highly recommended!" AS

Cat Flap:  "Clever, very funny and characters you want to have a beer with! A fabulous read!" DMS 

The Music of Sound: "Ian Jarvis fans take note; he hasn't lost the sense of humour – every page drips with gags and one-liners ranging from the funny to the laugh-out-loud hilarious. As with Cat-Flap, this lifts the story and takes the edge off the tension and terror." VC 

The Music of Sound: "Incidents, characters and one liners that had me laughing so much it hurt! Still laughing weeks later! Cracking read!!" AC

The Music of Sound: "Easily the most unusual detective novel I have ever read. Bernard Quist and his sidekick, Watson, engage in saving a friend from the clutches of a beautiful pop star and her entourage. As unlikely as that sounds, (what woman-loving person would seek to escape from a pretty girl with lots of money?), suffice it to say that all are not what they seem. And I mean all. The author has gathered characters from myth and imagination, tossed in bad guys with friendly faces and set them against each other in inescapable turmoil. Readers will also find it hard to escape turning the pages of this suspenseful tale from Ian Jarvis." SZ 

MX Publishing have some amazing rewards in exchange for contributing to this Kickstarter project, including pre-publication paperback copies of Judgment Clay. Your chance to own the novel a month early and at a lower cost than the retail price.

There are signed first editions of all three books and, perhaps best of all, an incredible chance to have a character named after you or a friend in Ian's fourth book which is due in early 2020. A really brilliant gift for someone.

Risks and challenges

Getting the various versions of all three books ready in time for April is a challenge, especially the signed copies. MX Publishing are very experienced at hitting the deadlines, however, and are confident that your books will arrive on schedule.

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    Book 1 PDF

    £5 gets you a PDF digital copy of the first Bernie Quist mystery 'Cat Flap'.

    If you haven't read Cat Flap, this is your introduction to the world of this modern day Sherlock Holmes. The eccentric Bernie Quist is a consultant detective in the city of York. Christmas is days away and once again the reclusive sleuth will be quietly celebrating alone. His assistant Watson, a teenager from the Grimpen housing estate, has other ideas, mostly involving parties, girls and beer...

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    Book 1 in the Bernie Quist series of mysteries - 'Cat Flap'

    If you haven't yet entered the bizarre world of Bernie Quist, this is the introduction. A contemporary Sherlock Holmes, the eccentric Quist is a consultant detective in the city of York. Christmas is days away and once again the reclusive sleuth will be quietly celebrating alone. His assistant Watson, a teenager from the Grimpen housing estate, has other ideas, mostly involving parties, girls and beer...

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    Book 3 - Paperback - Judgement Clay

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    Judgement Clay Paperback
    £10 gets you a pre-publication Paperback Copy of 'Judgement Clay', Book 3 in the Bernie Quist series of mysteries. Own a sumptuous copy of the novel before anyone else and at a lower cost than the retail price.

    The north of England has a new political group headed by Dominic Churchill. The White Rose Party campaign for Yorkshire independence, fairer wages and pensions, and the adoption of Yorkshire Pudding as Britain’s national dish. Unfortunately, white is the appropriate word, for their amiable façade conceals a far right organisation with a sinister racist agenda. Watson’s Jewish girlfriend has been attacked by Churchill’s thugs and Quist is determined to expose these white supremacists and end their rise to power.

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    Book 1&2 in the Bernie Quist series of mysteries - 'Cat Flap' and 'Music of Sound'.
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    Book 1 - Paperback Signed

    Paperback copy of book 1 in the Bernie Quist series of mysteries - 'Cat Flap', signed by the author with a message of your (or his) choosing.

    A contemporary Sherlock Holmes, the eccentric Bernie Quist is a consultant detective in the city of York. Christmas is days away and once again the reclusive sleuth will be quietly celebrating alone. His assistant Watson, a teenager from the Grimpen housing estate, has other ideas, mostly involving parties, girls and beer.

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    Book 1, 2 and 3 - Paperbacks

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    Book 1,2 and 3 in the Bernie Quist series of mysteries - 'Cat Flap' , 'Music of Sound' and 'Judgement Clay'.
    £20 gets you a great bargain of all three paperback novels at a low-cost price, including a pre-publication copy of Judgement Clay.

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    Signed Three Paperbacks

    All three paperback books signed by the author with a message of your (or his) choosing. 1,2 and 3 in the Bernie Quist series of mysteries, including a signed pre-publication copy of 'Judgement Clay'.
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    Book 3 - Judgment Clay Signed & Mention

    A pre-publication paperback copy of 'Judgment Clay', book 3 in the Bernie Quist series of mysteries. This will be signed by the author with a message of your (or his) choosing, and for taking part in this Kickstarter project, a printed mention for you in the rear of the book.

    A contemporary Sherlock Holmes, the eccentric Bernie Quist is a consultant detective in the city of York. Christmas is days away and once again the reclusive sleuth will be quietly celebrating alone. His assistant Watson, a teenager from the Grimpen housing estate, has other ideas, mostly involving parties, girls and beer.

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    Character in Book 4

    A truly unique opportunity and an ideal gift. Have yourself or a close friend immortalised as a named character in the next Ian Jarvis novel - book four in the Bernie Quist series, due for publication in 2020. Name, a brief description (preferably a picture) and a few character details will naturally be required for this.

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