New novel will be available within weeks
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO SOCIETY IF CRIME BECAME IMPOSSIBLE… INCONCEIVABLE?
AND WHAT DIABOLICAL MACHINATIONS COULD MAKE THIS HAPPEN?
IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT, READ
(Engklimastat (noun): that which prevents or stops law-breaking. Gk egklima, law-breaking, + stat)
the forthcoming novel by
MARK P. HENDERSON
WARNING: This book contains strong and politically incorrect language.
Not suitable for persons under 18 or those of a sensitive disposition.
Ambitious junior demon Hypostates is determined to hasten a victorious Armageddon by having all law-breaking in the UK prevented. But can he stop hapless Solomon Threep and charismatic Theresa Greene getting together to thwart his plans?
This 65,000-word fable portrays the effects of the ‘abolition of crime’ on a wide cross-section of current British society (those effects would be much the same in any developed country), and covers the debates in the University of Pandaemonium, a.k.a. Hell, that culminate in this abolition.
The question is: how, if at all, can Solomon, Theresa and others work out what’s happened and do something to reverse it?
Some readers have compared The Engklimastat to novels by Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Fry and even Evelyn Waugh. This is flattering, but I don’t think it’s like any work by those literary high-achievers. The voice is entirely mine.
Nevertheless, the story does appear to make people laugh!