SFX Weekender… you know, like Comic-con, with extra rain (and fun)

This weekend sees the UK’s answer to Comic-con in California, the SFX Weekender, arrive in Wales’ Prestatyn Sands holiday camp. To help mark the event, I’m making my novella ‘In the Company of Ghosts’ free for download world-wide on Amazon Kindle from today to Sunday 5th February – the actual days of the event.

Here’s the blurb…

‘In the Company of Ghosts’ is a thriller with elements of fantasy and horror, and is the first in Stephen Hunt’s new ‘Spy-Fi’ series.

Agatha Witchley used to be a spy in the Cold War, but now she’s locked up in the UK’s premier maximum-security mental institution. She believes that the ghosts of the celebrity dead visit her padded cell and whisper the world’s secrets in her ears. Which is a big problem for the British government, because she’s the only one who can help them when an American billionaire is murdered in London in one of the strangest killings yet.

The Home Secretary needs the case locked down and solved before the entrepreneur’s death becomes public knowledge and economic chaos ensures. The woman he has in mind for the job might be paranoid, she might be lethal, she might half-insane and drawing a pension, but it’s amazing how you can forgive that in a genius when it’s a genius’s help you need.

Yes, the security forces need Agatha Witchley again. It’s just the ghosts of Churchill, Elvis and Groucho Marx they could do without.

My Kindle e-book can be downloaded free from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th February 2012 at these URLs…

Amazon UK

Amazon USA

Amazon Germany

Amazon France

Amazon Italy

Amazon Spain

If anyone’s going to the SFX Weekender this weekend, I’ll see you there – always happy to sign paper books etc.


I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

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