Ahead of the release of Creeping Jenny, the third book in the acclaimed John Nyquist series by Jeff Noon (out 14 April 2020), we’re thrilled to be able to reveal the book’s cover as well as an exclusive preview of the first three chapters.
Weird fiction visionary and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Jeff Noon makes a folk horror-tinged return to the world of his acclaimed Nyquist Mystery series…
Find out more with the official blurb:
In the winter of 1959, private eye John Nyquist arrives in the village of Hoxley-on-the-Hale with only a package of cryptic photographs, and the frail hope of finding a solution to a mystery he’s been trying to settle all his life.
But the villagers offer little help, as each day brings a twisted new rule in the name of a different Saint that they, and Nyquist, must follow. And there are whispers of the return of the Tolly Man, an avatar of chaos in a terrible mask…
As Nyquist struggles to distinguish friend from foe, and the Tolly Man draws nearer, he must race to finally answer the question he has been asking since his childhood; what happened to his father?
From the singular imagination of Jeff Noon comes this dark tale of folk horror in the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated John Nyquist series.
About the author
Jeff Noon is an award-winning British cult novelist, short story writer and playwright. He won the Arthur C Clarke Award for Vurt, the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer, a Tinniswood Award for innovation in radio drama and the Mobil prize for playwriting.
He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His work spans SF and fantasy genres, exploring the ever-changing borderzone between genre fiction and the avant-garde.
Creeping Jenny by Jeff Noon is published on 14 April 2020. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.