David Craig


Scottish fantasy author David Craig has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency.
His novel Diabolic Immunity is set in contemporary Glasgow – Line of Duty meets Penny Dreadful. After a murder investigation leads DC Kalam Dash to Glasgow’s supernatural community, DCI Harry McNair and DS Nora Driscoll reluctantly second him into their secretive unit, one that polices the magicians, undead and other supernatural entities. Another new recruit to the unit is PC Kate Goodfellow, who was killed and cremated twenty-six years ago, and now mysteriously returned to life…

Hunting a vampire becomes even more complicated when Hell’s Consulate extends him diplomatic protection, taking advantage of an unprecedented truce between angels and demons. The coming apocalypse may be beyond Dash and Goodfellow’s pay grade, but it’ll be left to them to deal with the fallout as Heaven and Hell look to the bigger picture.

This is perfect for readers of The Last Smile in Sunder City, by Luke Arnold, James Oswald’s crime novels with a supernatural twist, and the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch – although Diabolic Immunity is told in the third person, with two point of view protagonists. The officers tasked to police the supernatural are also (generally) human.
David lives near Glasgow with his wife and daughter, where he works as an analyst for a public sector organisation. He previously volunteered for some years as a Special Constable, which gave him the experience needed to balance the supernatural elements of this story with an authentic policing feel.

John Jarrold said: “I see many urban fantasies, but the gritty reality of David’s Glasgow – set against the supernatural entities and ever-widening scope of the worlds he has created – grabbed me. His characters are wonderfully real too – human and otherwise. I was hooked immediately!”


• May 12th, 2021 • Posted in News