Count Arthur Strong turns thriller writer | ...and he joins the line-up of the Chortle Comedy Book Festival

Count Arthur Strong turns thriller writer

...and he joins the line-up of the Chortle Comedy Book Festival

Count Arthur Strong has written his first book – a crime thriller entitled Codename Rattlesnake.

The novella introduces readers to Inspector Marsden, a Scotland Yard detective with a troubled past – ‘like Morse but nicer’. And it is written with Count Arthur’s usual digressions and distractions.

The theatrical old-timer told Chortle via email from his agent: ‘Codename Rattlesnake is a superb, taut thriller which could have been written by either Charles Dickens or Charles Dance. Whichever of them’s the writer. Find that out on Wikipekia. And make sure you delete the other one before you send it off. Do you think you can manage that?’

Codename RattlesnakeCodename Rattlesnake has been on sale during Count Arthur’s current tour Is There Anybody Out There? – and has just been released via Amazon, too.

Count Arthur – the alter-ego of Steve Delaney – has also just been added to the line-up of the Chortle Comedy  Book festival next month, where he will talk about the new title. Tickets for his session are here – and for the whole day, here.

More information on the festival, which takes place at the British Library on January 19, at comedybookfest.com

Published: 18 Dec 2019

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