Jonathon Fairfax Must Be Destroyed

On Saturday, 16 September 2017, we launched our second Jonathon Fairfax book, Jonathon Fairfax Must Be Destroyed.

Set in the days when the internet was young and phones were big, Bertie Wooster meets American Psycho in this strangely heart-warming tale of accidental espionage, love, homicide, and biscuits.

Jonathon Fairfax, the world’s most socially awkward hero, works for a giant corporation, where he specialises in muttering ‘um’ and tripping over bins. When he stumbles across a colossal corporate conspiracy, it soon becomes clear that someone will do anything to keep it secret – including murder.

The book is a stand-alone sequel to The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax.

 

 

Quotes and achievements

The book has been longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2017.

‘This is a hugely enjoyable comedy with a cracking cast of characters and some clever, subtle humour alongside sophisticated slapstick.’
Scott Pack, editor

Amazon reviews…

“This book is just wonderful! A real page turner which had me laughing out loud from the first page. I simply could not it down and spent much time annoying and entertaining my friends by reading passages out loud. I didn’t think Christopher Shevlin could surpass his last book (The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathan Fairfax) but he has. I had a difficult time last week after a friend passed away and the warmth and humour of this lovely book has sustained me.”

“Absolutely loved the first book featuring Jonathon Fairfax, so I was anxiously anticipating the follow up. I was not disappointed, it is a wonderful read. The book goes from wry to slapstick and you will be reading bits aloud to anyone who will listen.”

“As its predecessor, it’s an hilarious, clever, witty, well written, page-turning, cracking good read. The plots are genius, the characters are fantastic and it was a real pleasure to spend time with them again.”

“This is the funniest book I have read in years. I was laughing so hard I woke my sleeping husband up as I was reading next to him in bed.”

Where to buy the book

Paperback

You should be able to order the book from any online or real bookshop. As far as we know, only Amazon keeps it constantly in stock.

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Foyles

 

Ebook

The ebook is available in these online bookshops:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Amazon Australia

 

iBooks UK

iBooks US

 

Kobo

 

Others


 

The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfax

Meanwhile, our first publication has now sold over 30,000 copies, and counting.


When Jonathon Fairfax accidentally helps a murderer bump off Sarah Morecambe, the secretary of a senior politician, he sets off a chain of events that astonishes him. Jonathon is wrong-footed by even the most everyday things, so he’s particularly startled to find himself caught up in a conspiracy that goes right to the heart of government.

Teaming up with a suave private investigator, a glamorous grannie and the probable love of his life, Jonathon must confront his greatest fears – including talking to girls and balaclava-clad killers – and answer some very difficult questions. Who murdered Sarah Morecambe? What is the strange secret that unites the entire British government? And what exactly does it feel like to kiss a real-life woman?

 

Quotes and achievements

Amazon UK bestseller

#1 Political Humour, #2 Humorous Fiction, #7 Humour 

 

“It cleverly combines intrigue with comic, astute observation which made me laugh throughout.” – Shortlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014

 

“You can’t help being tickled” – The Guardian

“Not many books make me laugh out loud, but The Perpetual Astonishment of Jonathon Fairfaxis one of them… A comic gem” – Stylist magazine

“Shevlin was rightly picked up by the literary agency that represents the likes of David Nicholls” – Metro newspaper

This hilarious adventure, “by turns absurd and engaging” (The Guardian), stars lovable, girl-fearing Jonathon as he accidentally sets off a chain of events leading to murder and a massive British government conspiracy — with a dream girl and a glamorous granny added to the mix.
Bookbub

 

Where to buy the book

Paperback

You should be able to order the book from any online or real bookshop. As far as we know, only Amazon keeps it constantly in stock.

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Foyles

 

Ebook

The ebook is available in these online bookshops:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Amazon Australia

 

iBooks UK

iBooks US

 

Kobo

 

Others