The Immortalists

"an excellent writer and stylist, reminding me of Raymond Chandler, Malcolm Pryce and Jasper Fforde. Suitably creepy and sometimes laugh out loud funny"

- Emlyn Rees, author of That Summer He Died













"The Immortalists" is the first in my series of novels featuring irascible PI, Mordent, who sees the world through noir-tinted glasses and has a bubblewrap fetish. Whilst the book was originally published in 2014 by Telos Publishing, a new version has just been released through Head Shot Press which has been heavily revised.

The cover blurb is as follows:

Ex-cop, Mordent, is an irascible, anachronistic PI with a noir sensibility, and a bubblewrap fetish. Hired to investigate a missing person case he believes the job to be an easy pay-check, but when the kid turns up dead and
appears to have aged beyond death Mordent finds the mystery is only just beginning.

When a second body is found similarly aged, Mordent is pulled into rival gang leaders' quests for immortality, a race where the objective is not to finish. And it becomes personal when Marina, a psychic, disappears after tipping off the police about the second body. Mordent had unfinished business with her.

"The Immortalists" is the first in a series of exciting crime novels putting a neo-noir twist on the genre conventions of bums and dames, corruption and perversion, cops and informers, played out on rain-soaked streets amid a
shadow-filled city.

Here is the original cover:

From Peter Tennant's review in Black Static:

The interplay between Mordent and the other characters, all of whom are convincingly drawn, is a delight to read, as is the prose throughout with its hard boiled sensibilities, short sentences that cut like diamond on glass and metaphors as apposite as they are off kilter.

A wonderful novel – Mark Bond-Webster, Future Radio


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