Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Random Things Tours - Mime by Chrissey Harrison

TITLE: Mime (Weird News #1)
AUTHOR: Chrissey Harrison
PUBLISHING DATE: July 10, 2020


There’s a supernatural killer on the loose... 

Elliot Cross didn’t believe in monsters. At least, not until his brother died at the hands of something unnatural. 

Four years later and a string of impossible deaths leave the police baffled. Consumed by a desire to shine a journalistic light on the supernatural world, Elliot sees a chance to make a difference. Enlisting the help of his (only) employee, Samantha, he quickly identifies the culprit – a demonic mime artist whose invisible creations are fatally real. 

Way out of his depth, Elliot’s only hope is renowned demon hunter Gabriel Cushing. But tracking down Gabriel is only the beginning… The search for a way to end the demon forever will take Elliot and Sam across the country, uncovering lost history, buried secrets, and a few new truths about themselves.  

MY THOUGHTS: I knew when I saw this cover that Mime was a book I had to read.  And this is a case where the cover and what lies between it are both great.  And it seems like it's the start of a new series so now I'll be looking forward to the next installment.

Elliot Cross and his employee Samantha publish a monthly paper called Weird News.  Because of things that have happened in their past, they have dedicated their lives to debunking or assisting with unnatural cases.  When the book opens, a string of deaths in Bristol have the police baffled and even though they appear to have no connection, Elliot and Sam soon discover otherwise.  Before they know it, not only are they trying to catch a demonic mime artist who uses quite unique ways to kill his prey, but they are also running for their lives.

This book has it all.  Action, excitement, demons, complex characters, and intriguing backstory and even a hint of romance.  I feel in love with the tale immediately and it didn't even seem like I was reading a book over 500 pages.  Harrison weaves in historical elements with a current time frame to keep the reader completely involved.  In addition, I have always found mimes a tad terrifying and this book definitely solidified that fear.  I can't wait to see what Harrison has in store for Weird News next!


Author of supernatural thrillers and other spec genre fiction.

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What can you expect from my books? Monsters, magic, action and adventure, and fragile human characters trying to muddle through as best they can. They make mistakes and bad choices sometimes, and they have to learn to recognise their own strengths and weaknesses and turn to their friends and loved ones for help and support.

My debut novel, "Mime", released June 2020. Working on this book has been an epic 10 year journey learning how to be a writer. Although Mime was my first project, it has routinely been on the back burner while I worked on other projects. You can discover the published ones in the books section of my website, and novelette "The Star Coin Prophecy" is available as a free download for subscribers.


I'm a science geek, gamer, fan of sci-fi and fantasy, and wearer of many hats. Metaphorical hats, that is, not so much real hats. At the moment I mostly wear my writer hat, my designer and my crafter hat. I also used to wear my film maker hat when producing movies with my amazing colleagues over at The Great Escape.

I live in Clevedon in a creaky old Victorian terrace with my partner and my 17 year-old goldfish Ambition. One day I will own a cat... one day.


  1. Huge thanks for the blog tour support x

  2. Mimes are weirdly scary! And that cover. Wow. Can't wait to give this one a read. :)

    1. Aren't they. I think you'll love it and I can't wait for book #2!

  3. Oooh, you had me at demons, lol. Glad you enjoyed this one!

  4. Mimes are scary anyway! I want to try this one!

    1. It has enough action that it might just keep you hooked ;)

  5. That cover is creepy and I'd definitely add this to my list😁

    1. The cover is what got me. It give me chills. I also have a fear of what I call stilt people. People on stilts give me the chills!