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The Black Ditch is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Black Ditch by Simon J Lancaster

Genre: Dystopian future thriller

Tour Dates: 18th - 24th January 2020

Publication Date: 8th July 2019

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF (Internationally) or UK Paperbacks

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 310

Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts or Q&As

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LAURIE STERNE feels like he’s been cut adrift in space. His father has been shot dead, caught in the crossfire of a gangland war that has also claimed his boss’s life. Laurie is a refugee who lost his adoptive mum years before and doesn’t know where he was born, let alone who his birth parents were. But he’s not alone in the world: someone is trying to kill him.

This is London, 2050, a dumping ground for climate refugees and dissidents. Gangs rule, murder goes unpunished and the police make sure you can’t escape.

In his struggle to stay alive, he finds an ally: his former boss’s secret daughter.


But with the killer predicting his every move, is the man without a past being betrayed by the woman who seems to offer him a future?

About Simon J Lancaster

Simon J Lancaster is the author of The Black Ditch, the first in the Laurie Sterne trilogy of dystopian future thrillers. Prior to writing novels he was a national newspaper journalist in London, as well as a music critic and private pilot. He has written short stories and plays and, after reading extensively about climate change, concluded that the fantasy gun-play of contemporary-set action novels would be the lived experience of our coming world.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

18th January

  1. The Book Decoder

  2. NB Magazine

  3. The Spooky Bookshelf

19th January

  1. The Eclectic Review

  2. Jazzy Book Reviews

  3. Splashes Into Books

20th January

  1. Mai's Musings

  2. donnasbookblog

  3. Four Moon Reviews

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