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Black Butterfly - announcing the third Lucifer Box Novel

Postby a1tiptop » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:45 pm

Mark's third novel in the Lucifer Box series will be released on 3rd November according to Amazon today.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Butterfly ... 786&sr=8-2

The working title for the novel was Clawhammer and it sounds from the synopsis as if the book hasn't changed setting or theme since Mark announced it last year.

Synopsis:
With the young Queen Elizabeth newly established on her throne, Lucifer Box Esq is now by Appointment to Her Majesty. But the secretive Royal Academy seems a very different place and, approaching retirement, Box decides to investigate one last case...A series of bizarre accidents has claimed the lives of some of the world's most important people. Lucifer Box discovers that they were all members of the mysterious Widows' Circle, headed by the delectable Melissa Ffawthawe. He soon finds himself in the Transylvanian forests on the trail of boy assassin Kingdom Come and his deadly masters in the Anarcho-Criminal Retinue of Nihilists, Incendiarists and Murderers - A.C.R.O.N.I.M! What is the mysterious Black Butterfly? Who is Gottfried Clawhammer? Why is the world's biggest scout jamboree taking place on a fortified island in the Caribbean? All will be revealed as Lucifer Box takes his artistic licence to kill into the sleek, bleak era of the Cold War...
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Postby Son of Tubbs returns! » Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:50 pm

Ohh I'd forgotten there was one coming!

Thats brilliant news! Cheers Tara! :D


Lets hope with have a full signing promotional campaign again!
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Postby miss denton » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:31 pm

Brilliant! :D Thanks Tara.

Son of Tubbs returns! wrote:Lets hope with have a full signing promotional campaign again!


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Postby Tubby Little Titwitch » Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:36 pm

I love the title, it trips off the tongue much better than Clawhammer. That sounded a bit like a bad action film. :lol:

It sounds BRILLIANT. Glad to see that Mark hasn't lost his fondness for silly names. I will be buying it the day it comes out, naturally. He's better do signings...
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Postby a1tiptop » Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:16 pm

Ha ha ha. I know. Kingdom Come. I ask you.

I'm giving Luciferbox.com a spring clean and have now got a new BB page.

Main page: http://www.luciferbox.com/
BB: http://www.luciferbox.com/blackbutterfly/index.htm
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Postby ratgirl » Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:42 pm

Ooh, cool! I didn't realise it'd be out so soon! Well, it feels like it's quite soon after Devil. Maybe that's just because I've been so busy... :D
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Postby Shell » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:30 pm

Only just finished Devil In Amber, it was another 'couldn't put it down' read, I'd finsihed reading it in two days, can't wait till Nov for the next bit of the story!
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'Black Butterfly' - the book cover revealed!

Postby Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:33 am

'Black Butterfly', the new Lucifer Box adventure, is published on 3rd November by Simon & Schuster.

The book's cover has been released...here it is:


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Another great retro look, in keeping with the first two Lucifer novel covers.
Look at the detail of the playing card, with Box's face in his youth & aged...

Synopsis

LUCIFER BOX. He's tall, he's dark and, like the shark, he looks for trouble. Or so he wishes. For, with Queen Elizabeth newly established on her throne, the now elderly secret agent is reaching the end of his scandalous career. Despite his fast-approaching retirement, queer events leave Box unable to resist investigating one last case...Why have pillars of the Establishment started dying in bizarrely reckless accidents? Who are the deadly pay-masters of enigmatic assassin Kingdom Kum? And who or what is the mysterious Black Butterfly? From the seedy streets of Soho to the souks of Istanbul and the sun-drenched shores of Jamaica, Box must use his artistic licence to kill and eventually confront an enemy with its roots in his own notorious past. Can Lucifer Box save the day before the dying of the light?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Butterfly ... 0743257111
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Postby a1tiptop » Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:48 pm

Ha ha ha. He's renamed Kingdom Come to Kingdom Kum then?

Great cover! *goes off to update website*
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Postby Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:40 pm

*preorders now*
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'Black Butterfly' signing events

Postby Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:48 pm

There is a talk and signing with Mark at Waterstones, St Albans on Tuesday, 4th November for his new Lucifer Box novel 'Black Butterfly' according to the Waterstones website...

Mark Gatiss - Talk & Signing

Black Butterfly: A Lucifer Box Novel

WATERSTONE'S ST ALBANS
Tuesday, 4 November 2008, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Tickets £3, available from the shop and redeemable against the purchase of the book on the night

Critically acclaimed author Mark Gatiss, writer and star of both Perrier Award winning comedy series The League Of Gentlemen and Science Fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, will be discussing and answering questions about his new novel The Black Butterfly, third in his Bestselling series about the devilish spy Lucifer Box.

Further details: 01727 834966

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I'm trying to get a full list of 'Black Butterfly' signings and events and will post up if and when I do.
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Postby Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:02 pm

Gahh St. Albans. I really cannot do that date :(. Wish it was London, i could do with the last one being signed so they are all signed. My copy came today but i will hold off reading it until i have got through Danny Wallace's new one
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'Black Butterfly' signing dates

Postby Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:45 am

More 'Black Butterfly' signing dates:-

Mark is one of the guests at the Abertoir Horror Festival on Thursday, 13th November at 8.15pm.

He'll be signing copies of 'Black Butterfly'...

http://www.aber.ac.uk/~abtwww/markgatiss.html


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Black Butterfly: A Lucifer Box Novel

WATERSTONE'S MANCHESTER, 91 DEANSGATE

Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 6:00PM

The League of Gentlemen and Doctor Who writer and actor will be signing copies of the latest Lucifer Box novel. Signing, no ticket required.

Further details: 0161 837 3000


Talk and Signing:Mark Gatiss

Black Butterfly: A Lucifer Box Novel

WATERSTONE'S GLASGOW SAUCHIEHA
Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Tickets £2; redeemable against price of book

Contributor to The League of Gentlemen scripts, and creator of the superb Lucifer Box books, Mark Gatiss will talk about his latest novel (which, good news!, features Lucifer Box).

Further details: 0141 332 9105
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Postby Papa's new wife » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:59 am

Glasgow? Oh that's cool, the Edinburg Angels should be able to go along to that for us all :D
Deborah, you going to any of these or are you waiting for a London date?
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Postby TucBiscuit » Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:32 pm

Oh I can't wait for a London signing!
Well, obviously I'll have to wait.

2008 will be my year to see all of the Gents close up and in the flesh, woohoo! Not bad for a year that started with me off work from depression, and is going to finish with me in a great job and having ticking off four of my ambitions :)
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