Grave Purpose (Alan Shaw #3)

Craig Hallam

Deranged Doctor Design (Cover Design)

Inspired Quill



ISBN: 9781913117191


Publication date: 1 April 2023

Rights: World



From homeless urchin to world-class adventurer, Alan Shaw has tackled magic, myths and machines, lost love and made one fatal mistake.

Now, his past is catching up with him.

Haunted by the murderous Mister Slay and his blood curse, Alan finds himself in constant pain, embittered by loss, and weighed down by regret. With his life as a globe-trotting Privateer at an end, Alan now works as London’s best preternatural investigator, and moonlights as a police consultant for their “odder” cases. Alan is kept busy, drawn between both ends of the moral spectrum.

Between criminal organisations, ancient relics coming to life in the British Museum, and a figure from his distant past threatening to take revenge on those he loves, it seems that danger is ever-eager to come to him.

With excitement, dry wit, and a lot of heart comes this much-anticipated conclusion to an epic Steampunk trilogy.

Craig Hallam

Beginning his career with short stories in 2008, Craig’s tales have graced the pages of the British Fantasy Society, Misanthrope Press, Pill Hill Press, and Murky Depths. He has managed to avoid winning a single award in this whole time and has decided to take that as an accolade in itself, whenever the tears stop falling.

He likes to think that his books are about real people who live in impossible worlds. Whether his books are Fantasy, Horror, Steampunk, or Sci-fi, Craig loves to go wherever the stories may take him.

He hopes to see you hovering above one of his pages in the near future… and that he can eventually stop referring to himself in the third person.