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  • A filmic romp with great characters, a jet-propelled plot, and a winning premise.

    Eric Brown, GUARDIAN
  • I tore through The Stranger Times. Like an entertaining collision between the worlds of Mick Herron and Charlie Stross, it's a novel that proves ancient eldritch horror is no match for old-school journalism.

    CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE, bestselling author of Fallen Angel
  • There are weird happenings in Manchester; good job the drunk and dysfunctional journalists of The Stranger Times, a newspaper dedicated to paranormal and the unexplained, are on hand . . . terrific, easygoing fun.

    Robert Millen, THE TIMES
  • I loved this . . . great premise - great story - great characters . . . hugely enjoyable.

    JODI TAYLOR, bestselling author of The Chronicles of St Mary's series
  • A cracker . . . brace yourself for murder, monsters, mesmerism - and merriment. Wonderfully wacky.

  • Darkly witty.

  • Darkly comedic . . . alternating between sinister and silly, McDonnell's writing is intelligently witty.

  • Fresh and genuinely funny.

    SFX magazine
  • The one-liners zing, the dialogue is a tennis match of witty banter.

  • McDonnell loves creating characters and loves the characters he creates, and soon we are rooting for this quirky and eccentric multicultural bunch . . . a real generosity of spirit permeates the book. It is strangely feelgood but not in a schmaltzy way . . . a very funny book.


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