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King Me

King Me

By J. A. Crawford
Categories: Fiction, Private Investigators, General, Action & Adventure
Imprint: CamCat Books
Hardcover : 9780744305760, 288 pages, November 2023
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744306392, November 2023
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744306354, 408 pages, November 2023
Audiobook : 9780744306514, November 2023
Expected to ship: 2023-11-14
Expected to ship: 2023-11-14

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Super sleuth Ken Allen is called into action when the creator of an immensely popular fantasy television series is murdered, and his notebook—which holds all the secrets, twists, and endings—goes missing.


“A pitch-perfect combination of action, mystery, and humor.” —Anthony Award-winning author Gigi Pandian for Jove Brand Is Near Death

“Fans of both superheroes and pulp noir are sure to love Crawford’s action-packed dialogue and descriptions.” —Library Journal, for Heroes Ever Die

The King is Dead, and the Game is Afoot.

The hit TV show, The Lands Beyond, has become a cultural phenomenon, influencing fashion and baby name trends. Its creator, R. R. Reynard, masterminds the story each season, pitting the cast against each other in a toxic, kill or be killed, environment. But Reynard has even greater ambitions.

He’s formed a feudalistic society of superfans who are willing to do anything to rise in the ranks and be officially canonized as a character on The Lands Beyond. With the show set to enter its final season, the cast, crew, and superfans attend a convention at the historic Chateau D’Loire. While holding court, Reynard is murdered, and the notebook holding all the secrets, twists, and endings disappears.

Enter Ken Allen, former D-list actor turned private eye.

As the body count rises, Ken discovers the stakes are far greater than just a television show. And the fantasy neophyte is about to learn that all is fair in love and war in The Lands Beyond.

For readers who love fun mysteries like the Spenser Series by Robert B. Parker, the Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich, and the M Murder Series by Anthony Horowitz.


“Crawford’s gleeful skewering of obsessive fandom and gift for action sequences make this twisty, frothy whodunit whiz by. Readers will impatiently await the next installment.” Publishers Weekly