I wrote a story called ‘The Case of the Thinking Man’s Trumpet’. I showed the story to my talented artist chum Phoebe, to see if she would be interested in creating illustrations for a self-published book. She only needed some convincing. We are now ready to gift it to the world and help it find its way to those who will enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed creating it.
We are self-publishing our book for people who like to read funny, fantastical and joyful things. They are the sort who are tantalised when reading a blurb like this:
Have you ever felt trapped in a Sunday? Ever caught your pocket on a door handle? Ever regarded the buttons on someone’s coat as edible? Ever thought the sun a lozenge? Felt that roundabouts are the last colonised spaces in the world?
Bumble and Nitsy have, and their boundless awareness and imagination have made them the most renowned Detectors in the world.
Semi-retired after solving the murder of Penelope Loveslice, the Detectors now find themselves drawn into a fresh mystery. A new killing and the apparent reappearance of a powerful enemy place the pair on the trail to find a stolen musical mind control device before reality itself is nobbled.
Brought to life in the words of Paul Macauley and through the illustrations of Phoebe Munson, this is a witty, warm and bonkers trip into a world where everything ordinary and extraordinary alike is as fundamentally connected and wondrous as you know it really is.
Here’s a video of us talking about the project: