What’s A Jar of Thursday and how can I get one?

I’m very happy to announce that, slightly earlier than anticipated, A Jar of Thursday is available to pre-order as an ebook on Amazon, and launches on Thursday 29 September!

What’s a jar of Thursday? Well, of course you’ll have to read the book to find out, but it’s a novella, a sequel to one of the stories from the Secret Notebook, which for ages was called ‘Fingers Molloy’ in my head. I was very relieved when it got a proper title at last!

It’s also my husband’s fault. I’d rewritten the ending of ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Burglar’  in response to beta feedback, and when he read the revised version his comment was ‘You can’t leave it like that, you’ve got to write another story about what happens when they come out at the other end!’

25,000 words later, here it is – and my beta readers have already asked if the characters will be reappearing! I’d call A Jar of Thursday a mystery with adventure and steampunk elements. Blurb and cover are below:


Fingers Molloy has beaten Sherlock Holmes once. a-jar-of-thursday-final
Can he do it again?

Jack Hargreaves’ latest job is not quite as expected. Jack’s new boss is Fingers Molloy, a time-travelling burglar with a host of ingenious devices supplied by the mysterious Mr Smith. And the things they’re stealing are, frankly, odd.

Sherlock Holmes is convinced that Fingers works for his nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Yet Inspector Lestrade won’t take him seriously. How can the great detective prove he is right?

Meanwhile, Jack’s conscience is working overtime. But coming clean could reveal Jack’s own secret…

This fast-moving novella, narrated by Jack and Dr Watson, features thrills, spills, showdowns, skulduggery, and a laboratory that thinks it’s a kitchen. Open A Jar Of Thursday to find out more!


How can I help?

That’s a great question!

  • If the book sounds like your sort of thing then do buy it. As an incentive, I’ve set the initial pre-order price to 99p/99c/€0,99, and I’ll keep it there for at least the first few days after launch.
  • If you’re on Goodreads, it would really help the book’s visibility if you add it to your ‘want-to-read’ shelf. Click the button below to do it:
           A Jar of Thursday
  • I’ve set up a Thunderclap to get the word out via a social media blast on launch day. The link is here – http://thndr.me/BrWPX2 – and if you’d like to lend your considerable social media clout, it takes just a couple of clicks. And they won’t spam you, either.
  • If it’s not your sort of thing, but you know someone who you think might enjoy it, send them the Amazon link: myBook.to/Thursday.
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