George Mann signing The Executioner's Heart

  • [George Mann signing The Executioner's Heart]

Forbidden Planet are delighted to welcome GEORGE MANN signing NEWBURY & HOBBES INVESTIGATES: THE EXECUTIONER’S HEART at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftsbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR on Saturday 29th June 12 – 1pm.

From the writer of The Ghost series of novels and audio scripts for the BBC’s Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes, comes the fourth instalment of George Mann’s popular Newbury & Hobbes series of steampunk mysteries, The Executioner’s Heart.

The Executioner’s Heart is the latest adventure of Sir Maurice Newbury, gentleman investigator for the Crown, and his feisty assistant Miss Veronica Hobbes!

A serial killer is loose on the streets of London, murdering apparently random members of the gentry with violent abandon.

The corpses are each found with their chest cavities cracked open and their hearts removed. It is clear some new and strange contraption is being used to affect this procedure. Charles Bainbridge, Chief Inspector of Scotland Yard, suspects an occult significance to the crimes and brings Newbury and Veronica in to investigate.

George Mann is the author of the Newbury and Hobbes and The Ghost series of novels, as well as numerous short stories, novellas and audiobooks. He has written fiction and audio scripts for the BBC’s Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. He is also a respected anthologist and has edited The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, The Solaris Book of New Fantasy, and Titan Books’ Encounters of Sherlock Holmes. He lives near Grantham, UK.

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