With our UK publishing date fast approaching, Orion will soon have this outrageously cool series of posters displayed alongside the escalators at select London Tube stations. Jacob is coming, Londoners — and he doesn’t look happy. (Defending Jacob will be published in the UK on March 15. Click image to view it larger.)
I my finishing your book “The Strangler”. I was gripped by “Defending Jacob” and admire the writing in “Mission Flats”
I found a nit in “The Strangler” on page 464 you have “Ricky ws the kid who stole quarters Michael collected to send to the pagan babies in Biafra. There are two problems with this: 1. Biafra was mainly Catholic and 2. it only existed as a country between June 1967 and January 1970. Not a time when either of them would have be saving money for pagan babies. I know this because a Biafran student of mine asked me why they cut the legs off the boys in her village and she were made to watch.
I am learning to write and you are a master.
Bill Landay says
Oh my, that is an error, isn’t it? I may have to move those pagan babies. (Was the term “Biafra” in use before the short-lived country? I honestly don’t know.)
Thanks for your kind message. Keep writing!