The Last Smile in Sunder City: Fetch Phillips Book 1 - Fetch Phillips (Paperback)
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The Last Smile in Sunder City: Fetch Phillips Book 1 - Fetch Phillips (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 06/02/2020
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'Verve and charm in abundance'
Andrew Caldecott, author of Rotherweird

'Sunder City [is] an evocative creation, it has echoes of Ankh-Morpork, but also a broken melancholy all of its own'
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I'm Fetch Phillips, just like it says on the window. There are three things you should know before you hire me:
1. Sobriety costs extra.
2. My services are confidential.
3. I don't work for humans.

It's nothing personal - I'm human myself. But after what happened, it's not the humans who need my help.
I just want one real case. One chance to do something good. Because it's my fault the magic is never coming back.

The Last Smile in Sunder City is the debut novel from actor Luke Arnold - known for his lead role in Black Sails. This contemporary fantasy introduces Fetch Phillips - a character destined to be loved by readers of Ben Aaronovitch, Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356512884
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This off-piste detective story set in a magical world, now in meltdown, has verve and charm in abundance and a rough diamond hero with quite a story to tell.In short, an actor's dramatic voice has found a pen which can write - Andrew Caldecott, author of ROTHERWEIRD

Sunder City [is] an evocative creation, it has echoes of Ankh-Morpork, but also a broken melancholy all of its own

This book was a marvellous noir voice; Luke Arnold has captured the spirit of the genre perfectly and wrapped it around a fantasy setting with consummate skill - Peter McLean, author of PRIEST OF BONES

[A] standout debut . . . winningly combining the grit of Chinatown with the quirky charm of Harry Potter, this series opener is sure to have readers coming back for more - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The first instalment of an effortlessly readable series that could be the illegitimate love child of Terry Pratchett and Dashiell Hammett - Kirkus

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“Effective blend of fantasy and noir”

I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance copy of Last Smile in Sunder City.

Fetch Phillips is a Man for Hire, a detective of sorts in tough Sunder City. Sunk in drink, sleeping in a corner of his office,... More

Paperback edition
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“Cracking!”

The tired, washed up, alcoholic PI meets magic, or lack of it. A refreshing take on a well used narrative, that is clever, well written and has characters so fleshed out you feek like they're in the room.

Paperback edition
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“Ηad a blast reading this story”

I really, really had a blast reading this story and I flew through it!

Think I liked:

-The Last Smile in Sunder is an urban fantasy with a very noir atmosphere. Luke Arnold writing really immerses you into this... More

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