Angry Robot, the award-winning publisher of cutting-edge SF, F and WTF?! fiction, is delighted to announce a new one-book World English Rights deal with explosive writing talent Chris F. Holm.
Following the critical and sales success of Chris’s debut novel Dead Harvest, and with the noise already building for The Wrong Goodbye’s upcoming release in October this year, we’ve snapped up Chris’s third book in the Collector series. Called The Big Reap, it threatens to reveal a whole lot more of the machinations of some of Hell’s most powerful characters, as soul collector Sam Thornton gets himself in a whole universe of trouble.
About Chris F. Holm
Chris F. Holm was born in Syracuse, New York, the grandson of a cop with a penchant for crime fiction. He wrote his first story at the age of six. It got him sent to the principal’s office.
Since then, his work has fared better, appearing in such publications as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Needle Magazine, Beat to a Pulp, and Thuglit.
He’s been a Derringer Award finalist and a Spinetingler Award winner, and he’s also written a novel or two. He lives on the coast of Maine with his lovely wife and a noisy, noisy cat.
You can find Chris online at www.chrisfholm.com or on Twitter @chrisfholm.
About the Collector series
The Collector series is wonderfully fast-paced urban fantasy noir. Dead Harvest introduces us to Sam Thornton, deceased; a Soul Collector on Hell’s eternal payroll, but still a man with a conscience and a strong desire to do the right thing. So when he’s sent to collect a soul he firmly believes is innocent, Sam can’t go through with it and collection turns to rescue. He’s going to have to find a way to save the girl and somehow avoid the unholy wrath of his employers if he’s going to work out just what the hell is really going on.
In The Wrong Goodbye, Sam becomes the victim of a double-cross when a fellow collector tries to hit him with the old switcheroo. Sam will need to hunt down the rogue collector and get back what’s rightfully his to collect, all before the Lords of Hell hear about the mix-up and Sam is made to account for the error and pay the ultimate price for his failure to deliver.
Angry Robot Publisher Marc Gascoigne says: “Sam Thornton is a wonderful character and his adventures damnably great fun, so we are delighted to welcome him back for more. The talented Chris Holm makes it all seem so easy.”
Chris F. Holm says: “Look, there ain’t much hardboiled about the word ‘delighted’. Nor ‘chuffed’. ‘Thrilled’ is better, I suppose; puts one in mind of white-knuckled reading. I mean, no one stops in an airport bookstore to pick up a delighter for their trip. Wait, what were we talking about again?
“Oh, right! I am thrilled, and delighted, and possibly even chuffed (being American, it’s hard to tell) to be continuing my Collector series with Angry Robot. The Big Reap is going to be both epic and unexpected, and if I do say so myself, I’m pretty sure it’s gonna rock. But more importantly, it’ll provide Angry Robot – who are, monomaniacal obsession with world domination aside, the finest folks a writer could hope to work with – an excuse to create another kickass vintage pulp cover. That’s right, I admit it: I’m in it for the killer covers. If I have to keep writing crazy-ass demonic adventure-noir to keep ‘em coming, then so be it.”