It’s Out!

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City of the Dead’s own J A Henderson has his new teen thriller ‘It’s Only the End of the World’ is now out.

You can get it here on on Amazon or in all good bookstores.  Hopefully some crap bookstores too. 

Signed copies available.  Just drop me a line. Published by Floris Books 2018

Book of the Dead

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Black Hart Entertainment/City of the Dead are releasing their horror anthology Book Of The Dead on the 5th Sept.  It will be available soon as an ebook on both this website and

I’ve got two stories in it!

Please note.  This is not a kids book.  There are bad words…

New General Data Protection Regulation

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Following the requirements of the (GDPR), I am contacting you to let you know about the use and processing of your personal data by me on my author website and social media.

I collect and handle personal data which you provide me and which may include: name, email address, telephone numbers, home address and social media identifiers. But probably doesn’t.

I will not share your information with anyone, no matter how much they beg.

I will take all reasonable precautions to ensure your personal data is secure, including barbed wire fences.

You have the right to be informed about the ways we use your information and to request access to, correction of, or deletion of your data. Sniff.

A full privacy policy will be available on my website in the next few days.

Coming Soon!

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J.A. Henderson’s new teenage thriller is out soon!  It’s Only the End of the World will be published by Floris books on the 16 August.

Charlie Ray is a bit of a sad sack, until he meets a girl with no memory carrying around an artificial intelligence called Nostradamus.  Now they want him to break a violent psychopath out of prison, destroy an evil corporation and stop mankind going extinct.

He’s going to have a busy week….

8 Word Story Competition!

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Here’s a fantastic competition that’s free to enter.  Write an 8 word story and the winner gets their entry displayed on a billboard!  It’s open worldwide and I’ve already submitted 3000 entries.  Kidding!  It was only 2,876.  @qldwriters @J_A_Henderson_

Black Markers

Black Markers is now out!

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Black MarkersBlack Markers: The Dark History of Edinburgh

Black Markers by Jan-Andrew Henderson is now out (published by Amberley Press).  A dark history of Edinburgh (hence the title) with a unique twist – it’s also the story of it’s most historic graveyards and a guide to where the the city’s movers and shakers are buried.

Fully illustrated, it’s the perfect coffee table book – if you want the coffee table to levitate and chase you round the room.

It’s available from the and for £14.99 plus post and packaging.

Get it now, while stocks last.

Poltergeist Attacks!

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Here’s a short You Tube clip of Mackenzie Poltergeist attacks.  All the pictures were sent in by people on City of the Dead tours and took place in the Covenanter’s Prison.  They start off pretty meek but have escalated in severity over the years.

The music is nice, though…

The Mackenzie Poltergeist’s activities are chronicled in Jan-Andrew Henderson’s books The Ghost That Haunted Itself, Father Figure (written as Ben Scott) and Edinburgh: City of the Dead.   All on sale from and


Edinburgh: City of the Dead.

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File0807Edinburgh: City of the Dead is now available as an ebook for Kindle and Ipad.

On sale at only £0.99 from this website.

It’s a history of the dark side of Edinburgh, which has a past as black as the Earl of Hell’s waistcoat. It’s a guide book to all the grisly and supernatural locations in the city.  And it’s a bit of an investigation – into the occult in general and Edinburgh’s connections to it.

Just how did this city get such a sinister reputation?  Is it all as insubstantial as a spectre?  Or is there really something strange and supernatural going on?

I’ll let you in on a little secret.

There is.


Jan Henderson Blog

Hamster in churchMy first author posts will be appearing here soon.

Wait! Don’t go!

On it, I’ll be uploading a teenage/young adult novel in weekly instalments and it will be completely free to read. It might even be good.

As a bribe to keep you coming back, there will also be a weekly competition to win a signed book. Unfortunately, it’s one of mine, but it’ll be worth more after I’m dead.

There will also be other prizes, depending what I find in the local charity shop.

Finally, there will be book and film reviews, cartoons, plus lots of other wonderful stuff that I haven’t thought up yet.


In the meantime, here’s a picture of a hamster in a church.

J A Henderson.