Guinea Pigs is a dark anthology which examines three seemingly unconnected people as they hurtle along separate paths towards depravity, chaos and tragedy.
Howell, who has achieved worldwide success with his infamous Disturbed Girl novels, said: “The characters in the three stories appear to have nothing in common, apart from their decaying minds and deviant behaviour, but a common thread unites them all. This thread will gradually be revealed as the stories develop and it is going to form the basis of my next full length novel.”
He added: “After exploring a single character (Hannah Harker) over the course of the Disturbed Girl trilogy, I wanted to create some new characters from different walks of life. The anthology features a miserable local council employee in suburban England, a female banker on a trip to the Gambia and a cynical policeman who specialises in hate crimes and domestic violence.
“I won’t reveal what connects them, but, as with Hannah Harker, the stories blur the boundaries between right and wrong, explore how the mundane can become warped and serve up scenes to curdle your stomach and make you blush.”
Guinea Pigs is published by Amygdala Press in paperback and all major eBook formats.
The first 100 paperback copies ordered through this website will be signed by author James Howell.
Who are the Guinea Pigs?
The Man Who Couldn't Laugh - [Guinea Pig 1]
Colin Jones is a neurotic suburban nobody who has a serious problem with his new neighbours. Spurred on by what he reads in the tabloid press, how far will he go to get them evicted?
A Wild Life - [Guinea Pig 2]
A damaged woman travels to Africa to escape from her life of sex and violence. As she touches down in the Gambia, she has no idea that her nightmare is just beginning.
Red Demon - [Guinea Pig 3]
Detective Josh Brody works in the bleak underbelly of south London trying to protect victims of hate crime. It is a grim world, and he might be closer to the misery than he realises.
You can now order signed paperback copies here.