Waterstones in West Quay, Southampton staged a launch party on Thursday night for James’s Raven’s After the Execution. People gathered for the evening and got their signed copies of the book. The staff also mounted a special display of the novel near the main entrance and in the window.
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the event and it was good to talk to people about the book. There was a lot of genuine interest and for any author that’s very satisfying. Earlier in the day I was feeling anxious about it, fearing that not many people would show up. But thankfully there was a good turn-out.
As usual the staff at Waterstones were very helpful in organizing things. They laid out the tables and supplied the glasses and plates for the wine and nibbles. It’s the second book launch I’ve had in that particular store and I’m looking forward to more in the future.’
– James Raven
More on After the Execution
Lee Jordan has spent ten years on death row for a murder he didn’t commit. He’s lost everything – his wife, his dreams, his future. He finally enters the death chamber at the famous ‘Walls’ prison in Texas. He’s strapped to a gurney and given an injection of lethal drugs in front of witnesses. Minutes later he’s pronounced dead. But that’s not the end of it. After the execution comes the shocking revelation – Jordan is still alive. And to stop him talking he has to die all over again – before he brings down the entire American justice system.