Second dark comedy novel by Hungerford author Jerry Crowther
Hungerford author Jerry Crowther publishes his second dark comedy novel Bonfire Season at the end of this month.
Jerry said: “Bonfire Season is a story of infatuation and manipulation set somewhere on the south coast of the West Country.”
Exploring a possible false insurance claim and suspected arson in an insular village on the south coast of England, it features an eccentric cast of characters who set out to draw the protagonist into their web.
Exploring a possible false insurance claim and suspected arson in an insular village on the south coast of England and featuring an eccentric cast of characters who set out to draw the protagonist into their web, it has been written by comic writer Jerry Crowther with a wry and observant voice.
Adam Brook is tasked by his employer with investigating a suspicious house fire in the village of Leviton on the south-west coast of England. Questions surround a Mr Askew, who inherited the property and had planning permission refused...
As he pursues the truth about the fire over the course of forty-eight hours, Adam quickly finds himself out of his depth in the close-knit community. In this dark comedy of games, claims and combustion, the visitor discovers that in Leviton buildings aren’t the only things subject to kindling.
Jerry Crowther lives in Hungerford with his wife. While working as an EFL teacher in London, he wrote a number of pilot scripts for the BBC comedy department; none of these were ultimately produced, nor was any money. After spending the next few years renovating listed buildings and constructing eco houses in Devon, he returned to writing fiction relatively recently. Bonfire Season is his second novel.
Jerry says, “Bonfire Season is a story of infatuation and manipulation set somewhere on the south coast of the West Country. I lived near Exeter for eight years and became aware that the demographic changes affecting coastal communities were ongoing and accelerating. It is against this backdrop that Adam arrives in Leviton, ill-equipped for what he encounters."
Out on April 28: The Book Guild Publishing ISBN: 9781915352668