Hadley Rille Books is gearing up for the December 15th release of Cate Gardner’s Theatre of Curious Acts in both a hardcover and a trade paperback edition.

Description: Daniel Cole wants the world to end.

Returned home from the Great War, his parents and brother in their graves, Daniel walks a ghost world. When players in a theatre show lure Daniel and his friends, fellow soldiers, into a surreal otherworld they find themselves trapped on an apocalyptic path. A pirate ship, helmed by Death, waits to ferry some of them to the end of the world.

Already broken by war, these men are now the world’s only hope in the greatest battle of all.

Author Gardner lives in Liverpool. Strange Publications published a collection of her stories, Strange Men in Pinstripe Suits, in 2010, and she has two novellas forthcoming – Barbed Wire Hearts from Delirium Books in November and Theatre of Curious Acts from Hadley Rille Books in December.

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