The Jack Absolute Series
Hello Jack Absolute Fans!
I know there are lots of you out there. And I know you have been very patient. I get emails all the time, asking about when there is going to be another Jack (usually with lots of Ate!)
There will be more. But at the moment due to all sort of publishing issues it is not available everywhere. I am striving to change that. As they say... WATCH THIS SPACE.
In the meantime, what IS available everywhere is the most recent addition to the saga, a novella I wrote last year. That starts at the very beginning (and as the song goes, that's a very good place to start!)
So please, if you haven't yet, download a copy of 'The Birth of Jack Absolute'. Only out on Kindle and very very cheap! Click on the covers opposite or the link below!
Humphreys’ expressive writing style and ability to weave a tale from these engaging characters’ respective points of view makes for a rich and addictive read, ideal for fans of historical fiction.
“Fast, exciting historical adventure, to be read in huge gulps. A runaway carriage of a book.”
―Conn Iggulden, author of War of the Roses
“PLAGUE is one of those books where you turn the last page and wish there were more. The very best of history, mystery, romance and sheer fun. (Well, and a few rats…) London itself is as vivid a character as the actors, adventurers and intriguers who people its all-too-few pages.”
“It’s vintage Humphreys, which is to say that it is beautifully written. I have long been a huge fan of his writing voice which is a perfect mixture of style, pin-point description, humour and a certain wry wisdom. His characters are larger than life but always credible. And so it was with Plague, which from the opening pages was a pacy, exciting read. It’s a brilliant depiction of seventeenth century London in all its glory and grime against the grim backdrop of the eponymous plague. A great read all round, and for my money Chris is better than Sansom and more than deserves equal success.”
Chris Humphreys has excelled himself in this richly glorious white-knuckle ride through a London torn apart by recent civil war and caught on the edge of plague. The language is lyrical and lovely and feels utterly grounded in the time. The plot is a perfect crime thriller with something new round each corner: always unexpected, always satisfying. The Thief and the Thief taker are both wounded, vulnerable, damaged men, but the synergy of the two together is a glory to watch and I loved it. This matches the earthy lyricism of Pepys with the crime-crafting talents of a Rankin or a Cornwell in a vibrant, utterly immersive wonder of a novel. Impossible to put down. Read it.”