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Clan Destine Press scores a New York Times bestselling author

Here at Clan HQ we are often thrilled, tickled and excited by the news we get to share with the world...

In the coming fortnight, however, we have announcements of such fabulousness that if it wasn’t for ALISON GOODMAN we wouldn’t know where to start.

Why Alison, you might ask. Well...

New York Times bestselling author - for her fantasy duology Eon and Eona – and winner of two Australian Aurealis Awards – for Eon and Singing the Dogstar Blues – has joined the Clan.

Alison’s riveting thriller A New Kind of Death will be unleashed in Australia on November 10 by Clan Destine Press.

A dark and wickedly adult thriller, with a touch of speculative intrigue,

A New Kind of Death is quite a departure from the YA sf and YA/adult fantasy novels for which Alison is famous.

Clan Destine Press is seriously proud to be publishing Alison’s only (so far) crime/thriller novel.

This is a tale of genetic freaks and scientific wonders, ambition, blackmail, movie-making and murder.

Set in contemporary Melbourne with a cast of truly memorable characters A New Kind of Death will be a great 2012 addition to the collections of all serious Australian crime fiction readers.

Previously published (and in the USA only) as Killing the Rabbit, the book has already been ‘recognised’ with a shortlisting in the 2008 Davitt Awards.

A New Kind of Death will be officially launched at Supanova the Pop Culture Expo in Brisbane next month.

John Birmingham – author of the Axis of Time series, and Without WarningAfter America and Angels of Vengeance – will do the deed in the Wrestling Ring at 1pm on November 10.

Shooting your first film can be murder…

Hannie Reynard has landed every aspiring filmmaker’s dream: a hefty grant to make her documentary, Freaks or Frauds. But the ground-breaking film that is meant to launch Hannie’s career may kill her first. Blowing the grant money on a lost weekend in Paris was bad enough, but now the ‘stars’ of her film – women who share a unique genetic trait – have stopped talking…and started disappearing.

Blackmailed into accepting a burned-out colleague as her cameraman, Hannie follows a perilous trail that leads her and her crew toward a powerful puppet master with a deadly obsession. But closing in on them all is a ruthless hitman with a lethal shooting schedule of his own…

Alison Goodman
A New Kind of Death is Alison’s first crime novel. EON, the first in her fantasy duology, won the 2008 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and was shortlisted for the Victorian, NSW, and WA Premier’s Literary awards. 

Her debut novel, Singing the Dogstar Blues, is a science fiction comedy thriller that was also an Aurealis Award winner. 

Alison lives in Melbourne with her husband and their Machiavellian Jack Russell Terrier, and is currently working on a new historical/supernatural series set in the high society of Regency London.