In case you missed it, Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town came out this week! You can buy it from your favourite bookseller, including:
Today there’s a couple of new bits.
— First up is an exclusive new extract from the novel on Digital Spy, in which Jim Hopper is called to a grisly crime scene by his new partner, Detective Rosario Delgado!
— Last week I had the pleasure of talking to Callum Crumlish at the Express Online, who is not only a Stranger Things fan, but surprised me when he said he was a huge Dishonored fan! That interview forms part of the Netflixed podcast, and you can listen to my episode here (the Stranger Things section starts around 12 minutes 20 seconds).
— The Barnes and Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog highlights Darkness as one of the best books of June – noting that it came out May 28th but they still want to mention it! – saying:
“The universe of Netflix’s hit series continues expands with a tense, engrossing novel focusing on the backstory of Police Chief Jim Hopper… Author Adam Christopher satisfies, whether he’s writing a tie-in novel or something original (his Ray Electromatic mystery series is pure fun).”
Have a good weekend everyone!
Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things.
Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy a quiet first Christmas with Eleven, but his adopted daughter has other plans. Over Hopper’s protests, she pulls a cardboard box marked “New York” out of the basement—and the tough questions begin. Why did Hopper leave Hawkins all those years ago? What does “Vietnam” mean? And why has he never talked about New York?
Although he’d rather face a horde of demogorgons than talk about his own past, Hopper knows that he can’t deny the truth any longer. And so begins the story of the incident in New York—the last big case before everything changed…
Summer, New York City, 1977. Hopper is starting over after returning home from Vietnam. A young daughter, a caring wife, and a new beat as an NYPD detective make it easy to slip back into life as a civilian. But after shadowy federal agents suddenly show and seize the files about a series of brutal, unsolved murders, Hopper takes matters into his own hands, risking everything to discover the truth.
Soon Hopper is undercover among New York’s notorious street gangs. But just as he’s about to crack the case, a blackout rolls across the boroughs, plunging Hopper into a darkness deeper than any he’s faced before.