Following the sinful shenanigans of Hellcorp and The Man in the Dark, the hellishly handsome Devil turns his attention to the most frightening of all holidays … Halloween.
Jonathan Whitelaw has written a unique, one-off special tale starring Ol’ Nick himself – and set in the wild Wild West. After lending a hand to a down-on-his-luck prospector, The Devil returns thirty years later to collect his debt – but as ever when The Devil is involved, nothing ever goes to plan.
A prequel to the bestselling HellCorp, this enthralling and very funny tale is the perfect read for Halloween and fans of Ben Aaronovitch, Christopher Fowler and Benedict Jacka.
All proceeds from every sale of The Deal will be donated to Samaritans.
I read and enjoyed HellCorp a little while ago now. I loved it’s quirky style and the quick wit of the writing. When I saw Jonathan had written a prequal I was very keen to get my hands on it.
The Deal focuses on the character of Abner and a certain transaction he makes with The Devil himself. The Devil doesn’t often do in person visits but sometimes he makes the trip upstairs for a special someone.
We are also introduced to a character that makes a bigger appearance in HellCorp. The Deal is a great quick read, perfect for this time of year. It took me just under an hour to read it. I enjoyed my time with it and I’m hoping we get to see more in the future.
A great book to read and a fabulous charity to support, I highly recommend getting a copy.
Jonathan Whitelaw is an author, journalist and broadcaster.
After working on the frontline of Scottish politics, he moved into journalism. Subjects he has covered have varied from breaking news, the arts, culture and sport to fashion, music and even radioactive waste – with everything in between.
He’s also a regular reviewer and talking head on shows for the BBC and STV.
HellCorp, from Urbane Publications, is his second novel following his debut, Morbid Relations.
Interview with Jonathan Whitelaw