Sample ANC books including the Toten Herzen series. Read about future plans and works in progress. If it fits neatly into a genre it’s not an ANC title and I haven’t written it. Look below and read on.
27th September: Who Among Us… and The One Rule of Magic (formerly All the Way Home) are released on Amazon, Smashwords and other online sourcces.
15th August 2015: Reflections – All The Way home is due for release sometime in October 2015.
11th May 2015: Who Among Us… is complete. The novel will be submitted to agents before a general self-published release later this year.
We Are Toten Herzen
(published 2013 Alien Noise Corporation)
The first book of the Totenseries, and the opening salvo in the official account of the band’s comeback. Murdered in 1977, discovered alive in 2013. The story of the rock band who refused to die and how one music journalist, Rob Wallet, orchestrated the greatest comeback in the history of rock music.
“Not exactly the sort of people you’d want to upset though.” The finance director read from a memo: “Band members suspected of killing their own manager, suspected of killing the head of their own record label, suspected of killing the person suspected of killing them!”
Toten Herzen Malandanti
(published 2014 Alien Noise Corporation)
The second book of the Totenseries follows the band’s return to the studio to record their first album since 1977. Hoping for privacy, the band endure litigation, Rob Wallet’s increasing madness and a powerful coven of witches from Bamberg looking for a book owned by lead singer Dee Vincent.
“There’s nothing sinister.”
“Really? Nothing sinister? You think there’s nothing sinister. Well, there’s a turn up. A group of vampires throw four dead bodies off Striding Edge and a coven tries to smother Rob after nearly crushing him to death next to Coniston. If none of that is sinister we live in troubled times.”
Who Among Us…
(published 2015 Alien Noise Corporation)
A story based on real events. A vast network of covens collapses after a misunderstood comment leads to all out conflict with a group of Satanic assassins. Three people whose lives are altered when the familiar world around them disappears. Survival will only come from ambition, cunning and help from the darkest sources imaginable.
Tollmann noticed Gabbe had found one of the answers.
“Something wrong, Oliver?” said Matheus.
“No. Forensics information. I asked if the victim was . . . you know, dead before he was taken up the spire.” Tollmann took Gabbe’s note, “apparently he was.” He stared at her heavy handwriting.
SYMBOL REPRESENTS LUCIFER
Reflections: The One Rule of Magic
(to be published 2015 Alien Noise Corporation)
The first novel featuring Frieda Schoenhofer: Bamberg witch and ex-Malandanti.
Frieda Schoenhofer is dead, murdered in Rotterdam. But for her grief-stricken parents the true story of their daughter is about to begin. The One Rule of Magic is a curious tale of redemption and coming to terms with past and future lives.
Available for pre-order from Amazon, Smashwords and other online sellers
Published October 31 2015
Toten Herzen: There Will Be Blood
A world tour, a rival band and Rob Wallet sacked.
The Toten Herzen bandwagon was beginning to look more like a clown car: not so much losing the wheels, but the doors, the roof and most of the wing panels. The only silver lining on the banks of numerous stormclouds was the attack on the tour bus in Peru when thieves, unaware of the band on board, bit off more than they could chew (according to the Lima Chronicle) and were bitten back. They died. Some said they were martyred. Police preferred the word murdered and the episode went into Bernadatte Maldini’s ever expanding book of transgressions.
Toten Herzen: Behind the Wall
Four bodies in a bricked up basement are discovered by builders. The bodies of three women and a man found in a house that once belonged to the owner of Toten Herzen’s record label.
Toten Herzen: The Book of Revelation
Book five of the Totenseries. After several years of turmoil, investigation and recriminations, the story of the band’s comeback concludes with the final answer to the question: who are Toten Herzen?
Who Among Us special editions
Illustrated companion to the in-progress novel. An encyclopedic account of the Malandanti, Bamberg Cathedral, witchcraft, Satanism and more. Learn the backgrounds to the protagonists and events. Separate fact from fiction. These limited edition hardback and hand bound volumes will create a unique ‘double volume’ release.
The Toten Herzen Almanac
Get to know your Ravens and your Almers, your Rose Purseys and Lena Siebert-Neveds. How did Micky Redwall create the band in 1974? Where did Hooly Goolys originally stand? Learn the science behind Janomes, marvel at Rob Wallet’s investigatory powers and discover the best card in the Top Trumps Motorcycles of the World edition. Lavishly illustrated, this book will grace coffee tables from Transylvania to Tranmere.