Cold Dawn

By James Ellson

The second crime novel in the critically acclaimed DCI Rick Castle series

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Perfect timing for reading on the beach!

Dear Supporters

Thanks once again to everyone who supported Cold Dawn. Copies should now be with most of you, along with pots of comb honey and prayer flags. Maybe, deliveries to Australia and the U.S. will take another few days.

Perfect timing for the summer holidays and lounging around by the pool, at the beach, or on the summit of a hill.

I thought I'd share the bespoke 'Cold Dawn' labels on the pots of honey. Thanks so much to Graham Roberton, a Derbyshire beekeeper, for both the honey and the labels.

The publication date is the 18th (August) and I will be launching at Waterstones (Deansgate) in Manchester on Thursday 8th September. If you live nearby, it would be great to see you.

                As and when I get dates in the south (including, I hope, Kingston), I will add them to my website

After you’ve read the book, if you have a spare moment, a review on Amazon or elsewhere online would be much appreciated.

Happy holidays!

James X

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Alastair Monk
 Alastair Monk says:

Are the honeycomb packs being delivered separately? Up to now I wasn't aware that we were getting these!

posted 8th August 2022

S Ball
 S Ball says:

Really looking forward to the arrival of your new book, James - hopefully in time for beach reading, as you suggested, at the end of the month.
Congratulations - you've got there! What next?

posted 8th August 2022

James Ellson
 James Ellson says:

Hi Alastair
Thanks again for supporting the book. There were a range of packages, including:

signed paperback
paperback and prayer flags
paperback and comb honey
5 paperbacks

You pledged to a signed paperback.

Thanks a lot, James

posted 8th August 2022

James Ellson
 James Ellson says:

Hi Shelagh
You should get your book very soon!
What next? Well, the launch and book tour, and then, well, start on the next one!
Thanks again, James

posted 8th August 2022

Paul Woodward
 Paul Woodward says:

Hi James, just finished the book and absolutely loved it! Let me know if you do make it to Kingston and I'll make sure I come down and thank you in person for delivering several hours of a thrilling read and a delightful distraction! Will shortly be starting the 1st book and yes I know thats in the wrong order but cant wait! Best Wishes, Paul

posted 30th August 2022

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