NICK HOLLERAN SERIES
IT ALL STARTED FIVE YEARS AGO WHEN I DIED, AND THEN IT ALL WENT TO HELL.
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** Get an in-depth look into the world of your favourite private detective Nick Holleran in this brand new extended edition of Dead Man Walking. **
Nick Holleran, private detective, had seen it all.
Then he died and returned to life, realizing he understood a lot less than he thought. He saw Heaven, waiting above, but discovered there's no Hell below - the living reside there already, oblivious to the ghosts, demons, and fallen angels amongst us.
Taking cases to earn his way a ticket into Heaven and to discover the truth of the world surrounding him, a job falls into Holleran's lap that brings his past into the present, testing his new found virtues. Revenge is a sin, and sinners spend all their lives in Hell.
For Nick Holleran, work is Hell; but you can't keep a dead man down.
DEAD MAN WALKING: BOOK ONE
THE DEVIL WALKS IN BLOOD: BOOK TWO
Nick Holleran, a paranormal private detective, has had a bad day, and it's about to get a Hell of a lot worse.
Fresh from a case that changed his perception of Heaven above him and the Hell he walks in, Holleran's drawn into a web of intrigue and a history of violence. The stakes are higher than ever, and Holleran is a wanted man; dogged by the living, dead, and everything in between.
The devil walks in blood and by following its trial, Nick Holleran places himself in the middle of a struggle that the living can't hope to come out of alive.
A note from the Author:
Welcome to Dead Man Walking: Extended Edition.
Chances are you’ve heard of Nick Holleran and are getting reacquainted before his next adventure. Or maybe this is the first time you’ve come across Haven City’s one and only Paranormal Investigator.
Either way, Nick and I would like to say howdy. Pull up a chair, settle in, and enjoy the ride.
The original version of Dead Man Walking came out at the tail-end of 2020, the year we’d all like to forget but let’s face it, we won’t. The reviews were good, people were excited by the world created on the pages, and more than anything, readers enjoyed Nick. This pleased me for a couple of reasons: 1) it’s always amazing to see people enjoying your work and 2) me and Nick are more similar than most people realise.
Sure, I’m not American, and I don’t see the world as Nick does, nor am I a P.I. But we’re the same age, build, and height. We both enjoy grunge music, pina coladas, and pineapple on our pizzas. We’re both schmucks with our hearts in the right place, too. And if nothing else, we live for the joys of a well-timed quip that often lands us in more trouble than anticipated when the words tumble from our lips.
So this is Dead Man Walking: Extended. The original book was a novelette; a brief, fast-paced first look at Nick Holleran and the city of Haven. Soon after that books completion, I turned to its sequel, The Devil Walks In Blood, which was longer, more ambitious in scope and built on the storylines set up in book one. Somewhere along the line, Nick found a new home with Eerie River Publisher, and their fabulous owner had a great idea.
“I love Dead Man Walking, but I wanted more. Let’s say we re-release it, but you extend it. Is that something you’d like to do?”
Yes. Yes it was.
Dead Man Walking was my first book, and as enjoyable as people found it, there were things I immediately wanted to do differently. It had to be a short-read novelette too, so the word count was constrained. This extended edition is the version I always wanted to tell. It’s still a fast-paced quick read, and the same case as it was before, but now it’s double the original length; a novella, one with smoother writing, deeper looks at the characters, and more links and foreshadowing for what’s to come next in the Nick Holleran series.
For anyone who read the original and are now giving this a look before (or after!) The Devil Walks In Blood, thank you for being there from the start, and I hope you enjoy this longer look at the original story. For anyone picking up Nick for the first time, enjoy. This is a world I love to write in, there’s more to come, and I hope you come along for the ride.
See you in Haven,