About The Stranger Times

The Stranger Times is a paranormal newspaper based in Manchester and dedicated to reporting the weird and wonderful from around the world. It is like the Fortean Times’ unloved trashy cousin that gets drunk at a wedding and throws up in the mother-of-the-bride’s handbag.

The managing editor is Vincent Banecroft, the former darling of Fleet Street. He has had a fall from grace that makes the Hindenburg look like a largely successful flight.

The Stranger Times is a paranormal novel written by C.K. McDonnell, the alter-ego of Caimh McDonnell, published on January 14th 2021.

‘Wonderfully dark, extremely funny, and evocative of Terry Pratchett – which I think is the highest compliment I can give.’
ADAM KAY, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt

‘I tore through The Stranger Times. Like an entertaining collision between the worlds of Mick Herron and Charlie Stross, it is novel that proves ancient eldritch horror is no match for old-school journalism.’
CHRISTOPHER BROOKMYRE, bestselling author of Black Widow

‘Hilarious. You’ll never look at Manchester the same way again.’

Enjoyable and entertaining throughout, this is a book that will demand consumption in the fewest possible sittings.

Find out more about The Stranger Times

About C.K McDonnell

Born in Limerick and raised in Dublin, C. K. (Caimh) McDonnell is a former stand-up comedian and TV writer.

He’s performed all around the world, had several well-received Edinburgh shows and supported acts such as Sarah Millican and Gary Delaney on tour before hanging up his clowning shoes to concentrate on writing. He has also written for numerous TV shows and been nominated for a Kid’s TV BAFTA.

His debut novel, A Man With One of Those Faces – a darkly comic crime novel – was published in 2016 and spawned The Dublin Trilogy books and the spin-off McGarry Stateside series. They have been Amazon bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic.

C. K. McDonnell lives in Manchester and spends most of his days in an office in his back garden, with only his dog and his imagination for company.

To find out more, visit whitehairedirishman.com