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The Mayfly
The Mayfly

The Mayfly


432 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781785762970

Rights: CA

Bonnier Zaffre (Jun 2019)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


A tense, gruesome, and breathtaking debut that will have you leaving your lights on all night

A mutilated body discovered in the woods. A murderous plan conceived in the past. A reckoning 70 years in the making. When lawyer Charlie Priest is attacked in his own home by a man searching for information he claims Priest has, he is drawn into a web of corruption that has its roots in the last desperate days of World War II. When his attacker is found murdered the next day, Priest becomes a suspect and the only way to clear his name is to find out about the mysterious House of Mayfly—a secret society that people will kill for. As Priest races to uncover the truth, can he prevent history from repeating itself?


"Addictive. There is something wonderfully macabre about Hazel's debut thriller. . . . With this marvellous cast, Hazel's thriller certainly keeps rolling along at a cracking pace . . . I can honestly say that I haven't completed a book in such double quick time as I did The Mayfly." —CrimeSquad

Author Biography

James Hazel is a former lawyer specializing in corporate and commercial litigation and employment law.