Thursday, 26 February 2015

The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble

The opening few pages of The Insect Farm so grabbed me that I couldn't stop
reading. This is one of the most original, surprising, and even shocking suspense thrillers that I've come across in a long time

David Morrell, bestselling author of Inspector of the Dead and Murder as a Fine Art


Published by Alma Books on 26th March in paperback, priced at £12.99
The Insect Farm is a cleverly plotted mystery of love, jealousy and suspense.

The idea for The Insect Farm came to me because of a recurring dream that I had inadvertently killed someone and had to spend my life trying to evade detection. I used to wake up, with a disturbing uncertainty about whether or not the dream was true’ Stuart Prebble

Brothers Jonathan and Roger Maguire each have an obsession. For Jonathan, it is his beautiful and talented girlfriend Harriet. For Roger, it is the elaborate universe he has constructed in a shed in their parents' garden, populated by millions of tiny insects.  But Roger lives in an impenetrable world of his own and, after the mysterious death of their parents, his brother Jonathan is forced to give up his studies to take care of him. This obligation forces Jonathan to live apart from Harriet – further fuelling his  already jealous nature.  Their lives are abruptly shattered by a sudden and violent death, and Jonathan is drawn into a cat-and-mouse game with the police. Does Roger know more than he is letting on? A cleverly plotted mystery with a shock ending, The Insect Farm – Stuart Prebble’s awaited new novel – will linger long in the mind of its readers.

Stuart’s career spans a range from BBC news and documentaries, through music and factual entertainment, to ITV’s World in Action and as former CEO of ITV.  Stuart was one of the founders (with Andrea Wonfor) of Liberty Bell Productions, where his programme credits include the Grumpy Series, 3 Men in a Boat, Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory, the Alastair Campbell Diaries, The Book Show and Songbook. He sold Liberty Bell to Avalon and in 2011 started Storyvault Films.  Stuart is also the founder of a website designed to collect individual memories that can be found at

 For further information contact Emily Banyard or Annabel Robinson at FMcM on 0207 4057422 or email Emily or Annabel.

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