“Hughes continues to carve out a unique place for himself in the fantasy-mystery realm.
A droll narrative voice, dry humor and an alternative universe that’s accessible
without exposition make this a winner.” – Publishers Weekly

Costume Not Included, by Matthew Hughes - artwork by Tom GauldChesney’s efforts to ‘Save the Day’ and ‘Win the Girl’ make slow progress. This superhero lark is a bit more complicated than he thought.

But even as Chesney is trying to learn the ropes, Boss Greeley has made a deal with the Devil. A deal that is making Greeley stronger by the minute. Soon he will be untouchable. Meanwhile Reverend Hardacre digs deeper and finds that not everything in reality is quite what it seems…

Now Chesney, the one-time actuary-turned superhero must continue the fight.

File Under: Fantasy [ Everything’s Meta | Britney’s Peers | Dance With The Devil | The Demonic Duo ]

Cover Art: Tom Gauld
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Book Info:
The Second Book in the To Hell and Back Series

UK Print
Date: 5th April 2012
ISBN: 9780857661388
Format: Medium (B-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

North American Print
Date: 23rd April 23rd
ISBN: 9780857661395
Format: Small (Mass-Market) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 / CAN$9.99

Date: 23rd April 23rd
ISBN: 9780857661401
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Books in This Series:

1. The Damned Busters (UK: May 2011 | US: Jun 2011)
3. Hell to Pay (World: Mar 2013)
O: To Hell and Back (Ebook-Only Omnibus) (World: February 2014)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook
Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

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Author Info:

Matthew Hughes: www.matthewhughes.org | @Hapthorn on Twitter | Facebook

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Praise and Reviews:

Costume Not Included is a great book and one of the must-reads in modern fantasy and superhero fiction this year.”
– Larry at 42 Webs

“Part mystery, part comic book, part religious treatise, and part crime drama, Hughes manages to work in entertaining twists and character confrontations on a regular basis without overloading his story.”
Sacramento & San Francisco Book Review

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