Maxim Jakubowski and Johana Gustawsson signing at Forbidden Planet
Join Maxim Jakubowski and Johana Gustawsson signing The Louisiana Republic and Keeper at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday 22nd May from 6 – 7pm
In THE LOUISIANA REPUBLIC, New York, and the world, have been transformed by an unexplained global catastrophe now known as ‘the Dark’. Here, in a city in chaos where anarchy and violence are just a step away, a modest researcher has become an involuntary detective, recruited to find the missing daughter of a local gangster. He soon discovers the case is anything but straightforward – compromising photographs and the ambiguous assistance of a young woman with ties to the criminal gangs lead him to New Orleans, which has seceded from the rest of America in the wake of the Dark.
A perilous journey down the Mississippi river, murderous hit women and sidekicks, and the magic and dangerous glamour of the French Quarter become a perilous road to nowhere and to madness in his quest for the amoral daughter, his own lost love and his sanity.
Will he find the missing women or lose himself?
In KEEPER, actress Julianne Bell is abducted in a case similar to the terrible Tower Hamlets murders of some ten years earlier, and harking back to the Ripper killings of a century before. And in Falkenberg, Sweden in 2015: a woman’s body is found mutilated in a forest, her wounds identical to those of the Tower Hamlets victims. With the man arrested for the Tower Hamlets crimes already locked up, do the new killings mean he has a dangerous accomplice, or is a copy-cat serial killer on the loose?
Profiler Emily Roy and true-crime writer Alexis Castells again find themselves drawn into an intriguing case, with personal links that turn their world upside down. Following the highly acclaimed Block 46 and guaranteed to disturb and enthral, Keeper is a breathless thriller from the new queen of French Noir.