ZODIAC



"Zodiac is an absolute blast. A brilliant and original 'why-didn't-I-think-of-that?' premise, twisty plot, witty dialogue and characters you can really get behind. I'm struggling to think of a reader who wouldn't love it." - Sarah Lotz

A high concept and hugely original début thriller, for fans of The Shining Girls, Fatherland and True Detective.


In a society divided by Zodiac signs, status is cast at birth and binding for life. A few minutes can be the difference between a life of luxury or an existence of poverty and pain.

When the chief of police is brutally murdered and the only witness goes missing, the case is given to Detective Jerome Burton. He is expected to work with Lindi Childs, an astrological profiler who believes she can find the killer using star charts. Like most of the police, Burton is a conservative Taurus, and Childs is a liberal Aquarius. They’re incompatible, and Burton strongly doubts that the answers are in the sky.

But after a second murder, the pressure on them mounts and Burton and Childs find themselves in the public spotlight. Despite their differences they are united by the belief that they’re dealing with a vicious serial killer. As they unravel the dark thread of fear, prejudice and tragedy behind the murders, the city creeps closer to tearing itself apart. Police clash with protestors, the signs turn against each other, and all the while the killer walks the streets, executing a grand plan that hangs over them all.


The novel is being published by Michael Joseph in the UK, Pegasus Books in the USA, Blanvalet in Germany, Planeta in Spain, The House of Books in the Netherlands, Rizzoli in Italy, and Destek in Turkey.

Zodiac is out now in South Africa, and on Kindle. 

It due to be published in the UK in November 2016, and in the US in February 2017.

 Order now on Amazon.


 

 

COMIC BOOKS

Scorch is a comic book series commissioned by the WRU, and published in Welsh and English. The series was originally created by Brent Dawes, and was illustrated by Kit Beukes.

SHORT STORIES

 Photo by Irini Michopoulou

The Walled Garden is a short story commissioned by Chew  Magazine.

You can read it in full here.

A review of this story was published by Pornokitsch.


Postapocalypse is a short story about a postmodern Armageddon. 

You can read it in full here.

It was originally written for the anthology Pandemonium: Stories of the Apocalypse published by Jurassic London.


Rhod the Killer is a story written for A Town Called Pandemonium. The book is a collection of short stories set in the same fictional wild-west town.

You can't read it here yet, but I will post it as soon as A Town Called Pandemonium goes off the market.

If you'd like to buy the anthology on Kindle or Kobo, you can do so here.


The Trouble With Toasters is a short science fiction story about imagination, death and cookware.

You can read it in full here.


Goggles is a short sci-fi story about augmented reality. It was published in the February 2015 edition of TechSmart magazine.

You can read it in full here.


CELLPHONE STORIES

Prestige Animals was the winner of Mobfest's 2008 Novel Idea cellphone fiction competition. 

The Kontax Series was commissioned by the Shuttleworth Foundation, and was the flagship series for the Yoza mobile fiction site. Since they were first released, the Kontax stories have been read over 40 000 times. 

Kontax 1

Kontax 2: The Big Win

Kontax 3: Holiday Diaries (with Lauren Beukes)

Kontax 4: Family Ties

Book Dash is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to creating and distributing Creative Commons Licensed children's books to schools and libraries across South Africa. These stories were each created over an intensely creative 12-hour period

Springloaded

Goldfish Genius

The Elephant in the Room

(Also available in Toki Pona)


OTHER WRITING

TV

Genre Stories 

Super Depths of Sarcasm (parody online game)