Available in libraries

City of Dark is now available to borrow from certain libraries. In Paris, you’ll find it in the public library on rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement. In Quebec, it can be found in the English-language library at the Morrin Centre in the historic old town.

Morrin Centre, Québec City, Canada

Take a walk in the dark

What would happen if the tunnels below the city were taken over by the wrong people? Come below Paris to discover the City of Dark, a thriller set in a netherworld.

Free download from Amazon, September 25th to 27th

KDP Countdown

From August 6th to 13th, City of Dark will be available for the reduced price of 0.99 from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. This is a story set in the Paris catacombs,  a realm of history and legend.  As the top inspector on the counter-terror squad, Khalid Sadiqi thought he knew everything there was to know about the City of Light’s weak spots.  But this is new.  This is the City of Dark.

Available from amazon.com

And amazon.co.uk


Many thanks to connexionfrance.com for their review of “City of Dark” in their March edition.

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


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)

%d bloggers like this: