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World Cup trophy theft – new book revives the tale

Chasing the Game coverMy new crime thriller Chasing the Game – a groundbreaking fictional take on the real-life theft of the World Cup trophy in 1966 – has just been released.

The solid gold Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen from Westminster Central Hall three months before the tournament and famously discovered by a dog named Pickles in a London street a week later, wrapped in newspaper. But the circumstances behind the crime, and its perpetrators, remain unsolved to this day.

Chasing the Game brings this intriguing tale to life, weaving a set of vivid characters into the tale to create a gripping – and shocking – version of a story that still draws much speculation today.

For more details on the background behind the 1966 theft of the Jules Rimet Trophy and the plot of Chasing the Game, please click here.

The book enjoys a timely release in the build-up to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, a country where the Jules Rimet Trophy was actually stolen again in 1983, and this time never recovered.

You can order Chasing the Game from the book’s publishers Matador as well as several leading retailers including Amazon, iconic independent bookseller Foyles and Waterstones.

The book is available as a paperback as well as an ebook in all major formats.

More updates about the book will be posted on this website and on my Twitter page, @PaulJGadsby

If you would like to order a review copy for your newspaper/magazine/website/blog, or discuss an interview with the author, please feel free to email pauljgadsby(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Chasing the Game available to pre-order

Chasing the Game front cover

Chasing the Game front cover

The cover for my forthcoming crime thriller Chasing the Game has been released, and the book is now available to pre-order from many retail outlets.

Chasing the Game is the first fictional portrayal of one of England’s most enduring and fascinating crimes – the theft of the Jules Rimet (World Cup) Trophy in London in 1966.

The solid gold trophy was stolen from Westminster Central Hall three months before the tournament and famously discovered by a dog named Pickles in a London street a week later. But the circumstances behind the crime, and its perpetrators, remain unsolved to this day.

For more details on the background behind the real-life theft of the trophy and the plot of Chasing the Game, please click here.

The book will enjoy a timely release in the build-up to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, a country where the Jules Rimet Trophy was actually stolen again in 1983, and this time never recovered.

You can pre-order Chasing the Game from the book’s publishers Matador, as well as the UK’s iconic independent bookseller Foyles and major retailer Waterstones, as well as Amazon, who you may have heard of.

The book will be available as a paperback as well as an ebook in all major formats, including Kindle and ePub.

More updates as we near publication will be posted on this website and on my Twitter page, @PaulJGadsby

If you would like to order a review copy for your newspaper/magazine/website/blog, or discuss an interview with the author, please feel free to email pauljgadsby(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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Coming soon – crime thriller ‘Chasing the Game’

Chasing the Game front cover

Chasing the Game front cover

Chasing the Game, my novel depicting the 1966 theft of the Jules Rimet (World Cup) Trophy in London, will be released very soon.

The book is the first fictional portrayal of this notorious true crime that rocked the Football Association and remains unsolved to this day. Centred within a merciless criminal underworld, Chasing the Game may be a work of fiction but there is one character who makes an appearance playing the same role he did in reality 48 years ago; Pickles the dog.

Publishers Matador are applying the final touches, and the book will enjoy a timely release in the build-up to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

For more details on the background behind the real-life theft of the trophy and the plot of Chasing the Game, please click here.

The book will be available as a paperback via many sources including the Matador website and Amazon, and it will also come out as an ebook in all major formats, including Kindle and ePub.

More updates in the lead-up to publication will be posted on this website and on my Twitter page, @PaulJGadsby

If you would like to order a review copy for your newspaper/magazine/website/blog, or discuss an interview with the author, please feel free to email pauljgadsby(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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Chasing the Game entry now on Matador webshop

Details of my debut novel, Chasing the Game, are now available on the website of the book’s publisher, Matador.

Matador, an imprint of Troubador Publishing Ltd, was launched in 1999 and has been hailed as the publisher of choice for independent authors in several editions of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, as well as being recommended by The Writers’ Workshop, The Oxford Literary Consultancy, Cornerstones, Lovewriting.co.uk, Bubblecow and Addison & Cole.

The entry can be found in the Matador webshop here.

My description of the book can he found here.

Further news on the publication date and any other significant production updates will be posted here.

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