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Dark Edge Press Sign Author L. J. Morris Two-Book Deal


We are thrilled to announce today that we've signed the incredibly talented author of the Ali Sinclair crime thrillers, L. J. Morris with a two-book deal.


Legacy of Guilt is a gripping novel that crime fans of authors such as, John Ryder and our very own Mark Spenser and Alistair Birch, will love.


Head of acquisitions, Michael Norman says, 'This novel is an original, compelling piece of fiction that stands out because I haven't read anything quite like it before. It's part espionage/spy, part action thriller and I can't wait to get it out there in the hands of readers.'


L. J. Morris was born in Cold War, West Germany, but grew up in the North of England. During his childhood, books were always an important part of his life. He read everything he could get his hands on but always found himself drawn towards the thriller genre. At 16, eager to see the world he had read about, he left school and spent most of the 80s and 90s serving in the Royal Navy.


After his military service, he continued to live and work across Europe, The USA, and South East Asia for several more years. It was during this time that his love of storytelling resurfaced. He jotted down ideas, using the locations he found himself in as a backdrop, and added in details from his own experiences to make the stories feel authentic.


He now lives back in the North of England, with his wife and two sons, where he still works in the defence industry. His short stories have appeared in several anthologies and the first of his Ali Sinclair thriller novels, Desperate Ground, was published in 2018 by Bloodhound Books. The sequel, Hunting Ground, followed a year later.


Legacy of Guilt will be published this winter in eBook and hardback.



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