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This article is from the Tom Holt FAQ, by Nick Boalch n.g.boalch@durham.ac.uk with numerous contributions by others.

05 - Tom Holt Novels p4

"Djinn Rummy" (1995)
ISBN 1-857-23329-8 (hb)
ISBN 1-857-23363-8 (pb)

'In an aspirin bottle, nobody can hear you scream.'

Outside an aspirin bottle, however, things are somewhat different. And
when Kayaguchiya Integrated Circuits III (Kiss, to his friends), a Force
Twelve genie with an attitude, is released after fourteen years of living
with two dozen white tablets, there's bound to be trouble.

Take, for example, Jane. All she wanted was to end her miserable life in
peace, with a minimum of fuss, in the privacy of a British Rail waiting
room, but now she's got herself a genie for company. Lucky old Jane.
Lucky, that is, until the apocalypse rears its ugly head.

"My Hero" (1996)
ISBN 1-857-23365-4 (hb)
ISBN 1-857-23387-5 (pb)

'Sharp, sparkling and seriously funny'

Writing novels? Piece of cake, surely ... or so Jane thinks. Until hers
start writing back. At which point, she really should stop. Better still,
change her name and flee the country. The one thing she should not do is
go into the book herself. After all, that's what heroes are for.
Unfortunatly, the world of fiction is a far more complicated place than
she ever imagined. And she's about to land her hero right in it.

"Paint Your Dragon" (1997)
ISBN 1-857-23433-2 (hb)
ISBN 1-857-23456-1 (pb)

The cosmic battle between Good and Evil ... But suppose Evil threw the
fight? And suppose Good cheated?

Sculptress Bianca Wilson is a living legend. St George is also a legend,
but not quite so living. However, when Bianca's sculpture of the patron
saint and his scaly chum gets a bit too 'life-like', it opens up a whole
new can of wyrms ... The Dragon knows that Evil got a raw deal and is
looking to set the record straight. And George (who cheated) thinks the
record's just fine as it is. Luckily for George, there's a coach-load of
demons on an expenses-paid holiday from Hell who are only too happy to
help him. Because a holiday from hell is exactly what they're about to

"Open Sesame" (1997)
ISBN 1-857-23476-6 (hb)
ISBN 1-857-23556-8 (pb)

Just because he is a character in a book, Akram the Terrible doesn't see
why boiling water must be poured over his head again. Meanwhile, Michelle
gets a shock when she puts on her Aunt's ring and her computer and
television start to criticize her for past misdemeanours.

"Wish You Were Here" (1998)
ISBN 1-857-23555-2 (hb)
ISBN 1-857-23687-4 (pb)

It was a busy day on Lake Chicopee. But it was an eclectic bunch of
sightseers and tourists that had the strange, local residents rubbing
their hands with delight. There was Calvin Dieb, the lawyer setting up
the property deal, who'd lost his car keys; there was Linda Lachuk, the
tabloid journalist who could smell that big, sensational story; there was
dumpy Janice DeWeese, who was just on a walking holiday but who longed
for love. But most promising of all, there was Wesley Higgins, the young
man from Birmingham, England, who was there because he knew the legend of
the ghost of Okeewana. All he had to do was immerse himself in the waters
of the lake and he would find his heart's desire. Well, it seemed like a
good idea at the time.


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