Coming Soon from Candy Jar: The HAVOC Files 3 – Special Edition

Candy Jar Books has announced a new special edition of anthology title, The HAVOC Files 3, available to order now.

Originally published in early 2017 as a limited print-run, The HAVOC Files 3 joined its predecessors in selling out quickly. This Special Edition is a reprint with a difference, containing updated versions of previous stories, and two short stories available for the first time in print.

Head of Publishing Shaun Russell explains:

“With the success of The HAVOC Files 2: Special Edition earlier this year, it was a forgone conclusion that we’d do a special edition reprint of The HAVOC Files 3. As with the previous release, we decided to look at it as an opportunity to revise a few of the stories, fixing continuity errors and the like, as well as bringing to print two short stories only previously available digitally.”

Range Editor, Andy Frankham-Allen continues:

“This time around we decided to replace The Lost Skin part two (available as part of the larger whole in The Lost Skin novella) with Steven Walton’s The Case of the Missing Fairy. This was originally released digitally for Christmas 2017. Steven is taking the opportunity to expand it somewhat for the print edition. Joining it will be another previous Christmas free story; this time A Funny Turn by Alyson Leeds. Alyson is a solid writer, who wrote last year’s highly popular Fear of the Web. A Funny Turn is set during the earlier days of Lethbridge-Stewart’s career, and sees him being targeted by the Great Intelligence in a rather unique way.”

Here’s the blurb:

Strange fungoid creatures in Hull, a deserted Scottish village at Hallowe’en, wishes coming true, and a special mission for Samson and Evans in Llanfairfach. Young Ali Lethbridge-Stewart and his friends investigate strange happenings in Pengriffen, and Professor Travers returns to Tibet, only to find he’s being followed by enemy agents.

Ten short stories, including two previously only available in digital format, published in print for the first time:

A Funny Turn by Alyson Leeds. Newly promoted Captain Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart finds himself under attack from a most unlikely adversary!

The Case of the Missing Fairy by Steven Walton. Christmas 1982 and the Brigadier is asked to investigate a most peculiar crime.

The volume includes:

  • The Bledoe Cadets and the Bald Man of Pengriffen by Tim Gambrell
  • A Funny Turn by Alyson Leeds
  • The Last Duty by Christopher Bryant
  • Eve of the Fomorians by Robert Mammone
  • The Wishing Bazaar by Sharon Bidwell
  • The Feast of Evans by Simon A Forward
  • Home for Christmas by The Author Collective
  • Slouching Towards Det-Sen by Shaun Collins
  • The Case of the Missing Fairy by Steven Walton
  • Lucy Wilson by Sue Hampton

You can pre-order The HAVOC Files 3: Special Edition now from Candy Jar Books.