Percy Chattey Books

Author of Thrillers: Genre: Murder, Mystery & Crime

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Death For A Starter – Coming Soon!

Death For A Starter by Percy ChatteyMy new novel “Death for a Starter” is coming on fine. I just passed 30k words. I am loving writing this one and can’t wait to let you guys get your hands on a copy.

The story starts in the 1800’s and has some very interesting twists and turns. I hope it is ready by the end of April.  There’s a free starter Chapter on my website:

Synopsis: DEATH FOR A STARTER: New Novel by Percy Chattey….
Ireland in the 1850’s was being destroyed by a famine in which people were dying from starvation because the staple diet, the potato had been ruined by a fungus that had spread across Europe.

This is the story of one family who watch as their income is destroyed and then go to great lengths to survive when their neighbours are dying in their thousands, whilst others are emigrating to various parts of the world. A tale of murder and robbery. also a family living in fear of being recognised, arrested and hanged.

From rural Ireland to the industrial North East of England the story takes the reader through twists and turns as we follow a ten year old boy’s ruthlessness in protecting his love ones and steers them through an industrial life in Victorian England.


Book Campaign: Street Poster

You can but dream … another poster for my new book, a thrilling story of love, murder and revenge. It’s called “The Black Venus” and is available through Amazon books stores and Kindle. (Link in sidebar).

By the way, I am sure it will make a great Christmas Present!

Crime Fiction Book Promotion Poster 2

Book Campaign: New Poster

In my “You Can But Dream” series my designer designed a Billboard Poster for my books promotion…

You’ll be thrilled you read them!

Crime Fiction Thrillers Poster

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. Isaac Asimov

New Crime Thriller Books : Is Self Publishing the Way Forward

Well as a fledgling self publisher, I like so many authors want to get people to read my new crime thriller books and it would nice to get some monetary recompense for the long hours spent getting those chapters in a tangible form. But with millions of books for readers to choose from it’s a hard slog promoting the book. In fact many authors have said the writing of the book is the easy bit. “Labour of Love” springs to mind!

As an illustration I stumbled on a news item about author Rochelle Weinstein and her book “What We Leave Behind”. She explains the very problem a lot of self-publishing authors experience and how she is steadily breaking through to her audience using various book marketing techniques, including book clubs.

The video is both heart-warming to see a passionate author’s belief in her work and also a reality check on the uphill struggle and financial burden to get a new book noticed without the traditional “book deal” from a major publisher.

» Watch the Video here / » Rochelle’s Website

Thriller Book Reviewed 4 Stars!! Thanks

Politically Incorrect by Percy W. Chattey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loved it! I am a slow reader but this I could hardly put down over a wet & windy weekend (apart from eating breaks / chores)… The main plot is very intriguing and very well written, centering around a revengeful plot against the UK government during a pending election. Colin, a successful businessman, faces ruin due to new economic policies and will not take it lying down… so he hatches a sinister plan to foil these policies ever getting passed. It involves some pretty unsavory ideas that prove to be much more complicated than he imagined.

This is a very easy book to read and get into. It has loads of twists and turns that keep you interested and reading on… there is a love and family interest in it that set to upset Colin’s plans. And as the tale unfolds it keeps you guessing as to how it will all end.

I didn’t guess the ending right and other reviewers have commented that the end is very surprising but clever. I would echo that! I say that Chattey’s writing is clever and descriptive throughout. I can’t remember ever stumbling with the plot but enjoyed the build-up and it’s finale. Well done!

I checked Chattey’s website and I think he is fairly new to thriller book writing but you would never guess from this offering… the site says the next book is a follow on from this one… I think I’ll be risking a small investment on that. Enjoyable and worth the effort.

» Courtesy of GoodReads

Thrillers are the most Popular Books in UK Libraries

The BBC reports that the most popular genre of novel from public libraries in the UK suggests is that of crime and thriller books. Readers appeared to have turned away from traditional romance and other genres in favour of thriller books.

  • The MOST BORROWED book in the UK is Dan Brown’s ‘The Lost Symbol’ in the year 2011.

There are five books from American thriller writer, James Patterson in the top 10 and there are two books by the author Lee Child.

You can hear more insights as to why readers are shifting from romance novels to thrillers over at the News Today (BBC) web page.

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