Subterranea Review

Many thanks to Subterranea Britannica for their review of City of Dark in the April edition of their magazine.

a recommended read that incorporates underground exploration into a contemporary storyline…

… shaped by realistic glimpses of French history, politics and bureaucracy

Martin Dixon, Subterranea Britannica, Issue 53

Thanks for coming

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Many thanks to everyone who came to the book signing on Wednesday. It was great to see familiar faces and even more wonderful to meet some new book lovers. It’s very exciting to know that one copy of “City of Dark” will be heading across the Atlantic to the States, while others will going even further – one to Australia and one to South Africa! Very cool! The only silly thing is that I forgot to take any photos of the evening. At least the up-side of that is that we’ll always remember it as a beautiful sunny day.

Thanks again!

Book signing

Come and join C.H. Dickinson at the Bombardier Pub in Paris. February 19th, from 5pm to 8pm. Enjoy a drink in the shadow of the Panthéon and pick up a signed copy of “City of Dark”. See you there!

The Bombardier Pub, 2 Place du Panthéon, Paris 5th

IndiesToday Best Thriller Award 2019

Free Kindle Giveaway

From December 29th to 31st, two titles by C.H. Dickinson are free to download from Amazon.

Two very different ways to discover Paris’ darker sides:

“Old Kurt” is a treasure hunt across the city for 7 to 14 year-olds, while “City of Dark” will let everyone else discover the mysteries that lie below the City of Light.

Indiestoday.com review

By Jennifer Jackson / October 11, 2019

Paris is a city renowned for its haute couture and its gourmet cuisine. To Toni Corrigan, a grad student and self-proclaimed cataphile, Paris is her oyster waiting to be explored. With her own official access to the quarries granted through FranceTech, Toni can sate her exploring desire. Sadiqi, an inspector general with thorough knowledge of international terrorism, finds himself in pursuit of a new threat called the Nightingale. The cop and the student each follow the clues on their own and dive deeper down the rabbit hole. The small attacks are only the beginning…

City of Dark is a captivating contemporary thriller set in (and under) Paris. Fans of the city will feel an intense connection through the vivid descriptions throughout the novel. The story is incredibly complex with a dizzying array of motives and possible bad guys. Passion for the mystery enshrouding the catacombs makes the journey beneath exciting and a little frightening. The terrorism angle feels fresh and unexplored. If you enjoy a literary nail-biter, this novel is for you!

Claire Dickinson is a gifted and creative author. Buckle up and settle in for a 150 kilometer-per-hour under and above ground thrill ride. City of Dark will keep you guessing until the end!

***** (5-star rating)

The new thriller by C.H. Dickinson

Official site

The Paris catacombs.  The city’s subterranean shadow.  Hundreds of kilometers of underground tunnels.  A land of history and legend.  Where the underground explorer treads a fine line between reality and irreality.  Below the City of Light, this is the City of Dark.

As the top inspector on the counter-terror squad, Khalid Sadiqi thought he knew everything there was to know about the city’s weak spots.   Twenty years on the counter-terrorism brigade have hardened him.  But even he is rattled when he arrives at Val de Grace military hospital and discovers that not only has the Prime Minister been assassinated, but the catacombs were used by the killer to break into the secure facility.  As if that weren’t enough, the killer has left behind puzzling messages making the attack feel like a warped game of cat-and-mouse.  

As the link to the catacombs crystallizes, Sadiqi teams up with Antonia Corrigan, a vibrant foreign engineering student who enlightens him on the world below the city. Not only does she have intricate knowledge of the underground layout, she also knows all the myths and legends that will provide deeper insight into the case.

But will her knowledge of the tunnels below ground be enough to stop the mayhem above? †

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