We’ll be posting about things like this every once in a while (i.e., promos for interesting books). Since we’ve already read one book from Anarchy Books (Serial Killers, Inc. — we loved it!), we figured it wouldn’t hurt to let you all know about another monstrosity to appear from their wicked coffers (of wickedness, no doubt)!
Here you go:
Thomas Locke can find anything. You know the hurricane that hit a while back? Word is he found the butterfly that started it. So, when a desperate Veronica Drysdale hires Locke to find her missing husband, it makes perfect sense.
Except the world of Thomas Locke doesn’t make sense. It puts monsters under the bed, makes stars fall from the sky and leads little children to worship the marvels of road-works.
This world also hides from Veronica a past far darker and stranger than she could ever have imagined. To learn the truth, Veronica is going to have to lose everything.
And that’s where Locke’s shadowy business partner Lafarge comes in…
FOCUS ON –
· DARK COMEDY
· TWISTED CRIME NOIR
· SUPERNATURAL HORROR
· ACTION AND SUSPENSE
If you like The Office of Lost and Found, try:
· Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
· Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
· The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
· Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vincent Holland-Keen is an author, artist and video director currently residing in the North of England. He works for a major metropolitan university as a business analyst/system designer. He can be found at dragonsfandango.blogspot.com or twitter.com/fiskerton.
PRAISE FOR VINCENT HOLLAND-KEEN
“The Office of Lost and Found is a novel unlike anything you are likely to read this year. Probably next year as well. It’s staggeringly different to anything else I’ve read since picking up a copy of a Douglas Adams book when I was a teenager, really enjoying it and then never reading anything in the same vein since… this is a great story, written excellently and executed to almost perfection… Gloriously confusing, hilarious, emotional and unforgettable. Highly recommended to all.” –Guilty Conscience
“This isn’t your typical, by the numbers, urban fantasy, this is something completely different… Trust me when I say, if you are willing to take a chance on this debut novel you will enjoy it.” –The Eloquent Page
“I really enjoyed reading The Office of Lost and Found. It’s fun, scary, surprising and bizarre. The book kept surprising me and just when I thought things could not get more weird they did. Vincent Holland-Keen writes like a cocktail of Douglas Adams and A Lee Martinez with a twist of James Herbert.” –I Will Read Books
“The feeling I got whilst reading this book took me back to reading Good Omens [Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman] all those years ago. I knew I was reading something different… It is a wild and thoroughly enjoyable read that I will be recommending to my friends, and certainly reading again at a later date.” –Tony’s Thoughts
“It has something in common with early Robert Rankin but is less self consciously clever, relaxing instead into excellent storytelling, compelling characters and unrelenting movement. Fans of Robert Rankin and Christopher Moore, or Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently series, should find a lot here to love… One of my all-time favourite books…” –Un:Bound
Sounds interesting, no?
And if that weren’t enough, how about a teaser trailer:
And the cover: