John Coal is the town oddball. Old, crotchety, pungent and solitary, he lives in a scary old house that is almost as rundown as he and sees out his days shuffling around the streets harvesting his neighbours’ skips for scrap.
The local kids take great delight in plaguing him morning, noon and night but they’ve chosen the wrong old coot to mess with because John Coal is no ordinary man. He knows where the bodies are buried. He’s been to the outer limits. He is a keeper of dark secrets. Murder, monsters, demons and bi-polar vampires: he has seen them all and lived to tell the tale.
Now, if he is to rid himself of his woes, he must dig into the deepest recesses of his past and use these terrible experiences to convince his tormentors he’s not just an old man to be messed with.
He is John Coal – the Monster Man of Horror House.
From the award-winning writer of 'The Burglar Diaries' and the critically acclaimed movie, 'Wild Bill'.
Danny King is an award-winning British writer of novels and screenplays, responsible for more than a dozen books, a BBC sitcom and the critically acclaimed movie, Wild Bill. He won the Amazon.co.uk Bursary Award for his first novel, The Burglar Diaries, was short-listed for The Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance for his eighth novel, Blue Collar, and won a Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Wild Bill as well as a BAFTA nomination. He lives in Chichester, UK, with his wife and children and writes full-time – if you can call four hours a day with a long lunch in between full-time.