Item 22: appearance in the next Jon Courtenay Grimwood novel, plus signed books

The highest bidder will feature in Jon’s next book: number 3, possibly as a short-lived mercenary captain…!

The winner will also receive a signed NEOADDIX, a signed copy of THE FALLEN BLADE, and a signed copy of one other book of choice.

This is an absolutely fantastic opportunity – not just to see yourself appear in one of Jon’s books, but to take home a brilliant haul of signed goodies.

Go on. You know you want to.

Minimum Bid: £30.00

– donated by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Alex Gibson is an evidence chaser on the run in London. One of his eyes is a Zeiss eyecam containing enough data to blow open a messy murder trial. Unfortunately for him, two other people want this evidence. The only person who can help Alex is Johnnie T, the leader of the neoAddix.

Girl discovers her grandfather’s a serial killer, English journalist becomes a god by accident, psychotic computer discovers humans are disposable and Society realises magic isn’t dead… Violent, vicious, ironic, a revenge tragedy for the early 22nd century.


Venice, 1407. The city is at the height of its powers. In theory, Duke Marco commands, but Marco is a simpleton so his aunt and uncle rule in his stead. They seem all powerful, yet live in fear of assassins better than their own. On the night their world changes, Marco’s young cousin prays in the family chapel for deliverance from a forced marriage. It is her misfortune to be alone when Mamluk pirates break in to abduct her – an act that will ultimately trigger war. Elsewhere Atilo, the Duke’s chief assassin, cuts a man’s throat. Hearing a noise, he turns back to find a boy drinking from the victim’s wound. The speed with which the angel-faced boy dodges his dagger and scales a wall stuns Atilo. He knows then he must hunt him. Not to kill him, but because he’s finally found what he thought was impossible – someone fit to be his apprentice. Award-winning author Jon Courtenay Grimwood is a master storyteller. Here, he blends history, politics and dark fantasy in a compelling vision of an alternative Venice.


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18 Responses to Item 22: appearance in the next Jon Courtenay Grimwood novel, plus signed books

  1. Christo Taylor-Davies says:

    £40 for starters…

  2. Tom Hunter says:

    Bidding £45 – may go higher 😉

  3. Chris Hill says:

    £55 as a starter from me!

  4. Noodlefish says:

    £60 from me

  5. Kari Sperring says:

    £100 here.

  6. Jon Towler says:


  7. Christo Taylor-Davies says:


  8. Throwing my hat in for £150.

  9. Jvstin says:

    Taking a shot at £165

  10. Nick H. says:

    (In best darts announcer voice:)

    One hundred and EIGHTY! (£185)

  11. Nick H. says:

    Whoops, can’t believe I put a typo in there. Now I feel very silly, but I’ll stand by the slightly higher amount, it’s only fair.

  12. Tom Hunter says:

    £200 & final offer (maybe. bring the bids!)

  13. Jon Towler says:


  14. jophan says:


  15. Jon Towler says:

    Latest bid £250

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