"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
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.
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
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