River of Fire – manuscript delivered

Earlier today I sent off the completed manuscript of River of Fire to my publishing editor. It was like casting off a pair of lead boots that have kept me anchored to my desk these six months past.  I sat in the sun and had a cup of tea before the first wave of guilt arrived and sent me scurrying back to my PC to begin work on mapping out the plot for the next book.

That will take me through to Saturday 9th July when I’m due in Wapping, East London where the Thames Police Museum is (unusually) open to the public for the day between 10am and 5pm.

It’s all part of the Wapping Summer Festival and getting there is easy. The nearest tube is Wapping on the East London Line. Turn left out of the station and the police station is about a three minute walk away.

7 Responses to “River of Fire – manuscript delivered”

  1. chris Brady says:

    bought your book after listening to your interview with robert elms on bbc was pleased to see another book in the long will it be before i can lay my hands on the new book?Thought the watermen was fantastic your descriptions brought the thames to life.

    • admin says:

      Dear Chris,

      Thanks for taking the time to let me know what you thought of The Watermen. I’m glad you liked it. My new book – River of Fire – has had its publication date brought forward from April to February 2012, although exactly when in February I’m not yet sure. The paperback edition of The Watermen is coming out in January.



  2. John Blackmore says:

    Just finished listening to The Waterman. I listen when I going walking.
    Lost a few pounds – walking further than I had intended – not wanting to stop listening.
    I do hope that River of Fire will be available on audio and that Ric Jerrom continues to narate. Aprt from that more please

    • admin says:

      Dear Mr Blackmore,

      Thank you for your comments. I, too, liked Ric Jerrom’s reading. I think he succeeded very well in bringing life to the various characters. As for River of Fire – yes, it will come out in audio format although I can’t yet say when. The print version is expected to reach the shelves early next year.



  3. Chris Brady says:

    Hooray! Just pre ordered River of Fire.Roll on March 1st

  4. Chris Brady says:

    Just finished The River of Fire.Great story never expected the ending.
    No pressure Patrick but hurry up with the next in the series!

  5. admin says:

    Dear Chris,

    Rather late in the day I realise I’ve not responded to your comments – for which I apologise. I gather you weren’t expecting the book to end as it did, so that was a plus. I was hoping you wouldn’t

    I’m well into Book 3 – The Rising Tide – which I fully expect to have with the printers by February or March next year, and which continues the adventures of Tom Pascoe. I’ll keep you posted (via my blog) of what progress there is towards publication.

    In the meantime, thanks for your support.


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