The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms

‘Cats are strange creatures.’
‘Anything with legs is a bit weird.’
She sounded so serious Tim laughed. ‘Why do you say that?’
‘You ask a lot of questions.’

What’s it About?

Tim Wassiter, P.I. is a new-age detective. No old-school cynicism, no cheap whisky in the drawer. He drinks tea, keeps chickens, and believes in magic. His ex-partner mocks him and the old lady down the road just wants him to find her missing cat. But Tim knows magic works and he can use it to solve crime.

Now Tim has his first real client, a mysterious and attractive woman with some powerful, dangerous, and increasingly impatient friends. As things get more violent, more bewildering and more utterly weird, Tim discovers the case is bigger than he ever imagined.

Because everything is connected – from missing cats to warming oceans, sea-monsters and little white flowers, the past and the future, even the crazy stranger who stepped out of his dreams. And everyone is looking for a girl who almost certainly does not exist. The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms.

And magic isn’t just real, it’s probably going to get him killed.


Novik studied the car, goggle-eyed, ‘You’re a real talking car?’
‘Yes, sir, I am.’
‘That is so cool.’
‘Thank you, sir.’ 

What They Say

“Huge, enthralling, packed with bold ideas and genre-shattering extrapolations… Seriously, you need this book.” – Mike Carey (The Girl With All The Gifts, Unwritten)

“Clever, dark and often very funny satire.” – Chris Beckett (Dark Eden)

“A sharp and witty take on the perils of consumerism. To be honest, it was fairly terrifying — very believable” Francis Knight (The Rojan Dizon series)

“Subversive. Hilarious. Touching. Brilliant.” – Jaine Fenn (Hidden Empires series)

What It’s About

Novik is an idealist on the run in a talking car with a trunk full of hot money. The first female President of the USA is mad. The richest man who ever lived can’t save his gigantically obese daughter. A few days from now there will be global nuclear war.

The End is so Nigh the aliens have turned up to watch.

To save the world and a dying girl, Novik has to buy everything. Absolutely all of it. Right now.  To do that, he needs all the money in the world. Every single penny. His girlfriend is right beside him, the car wants to be his friend. Everyone else wants him dead.

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