Joe Coffin
Season One

Book One of the Gripping Joe Coffin vampire gangster Series - Get it FREE here.

Joe Coffin
Season One

Book One of the Gripping Joe Coffin vampire gangster Series - Get it FREE here.

REVIEWS

Raw and brutal like a kick in the teeth from a pair of hob-nail boots!


Jon Howard

As a fellow Brummie I was intrigued when I stumbled upon this book by accident. But what a happy accident it was.

Raw and brutal like a kick in the teeth this book takes the reader down a dark alley, mugs them at knife point and then proceeds to give them a kicking just because...

AND after following the rollercoaster to the end, you WILL immediately want to go and get the season 2 & 3 bundle, just to see what happens next.

The Path To Hell Begins!


Gaynor Daly

This truly is a gritty, fast paced, potty mouthed, violent start to the Joe Coffin series - IT IS UTTERLY WONDERFUL!!!

Intense characters (I particularly loved Emma, with her ballsy, dogged attitude). Joe Coffin is an enigma, his uber violent, tough guy image, belays a surprising soft spot, family means everything to him!

There's humour, gore, characters to love and characters to hate...

Thank god there are more to read! 💥

Raw and brutal like a kick in the teeth from a pair of hob-nail boots!

As a fellow Brummie I was intrigued when I stumbled upon this book by accident. But what a happy accident it was.

Raw and brutal like a kick in the teeth this book takes the reader down a dark alley, mugs them at knife point and then proceeds to give them a kicking just because...

AND after following the rollercoaster to the end, you WILL immediately want to go and get the season 2 & 3 bundle, just to see what happens next.

Jon Howard

Joe Coffin season one

If you are after a cosy lovely vampire book then this isn't one for you!

Whilst Joe was in prison his family were violently murdered and on release Joe is determined to seek revenge and boy does he do it with a vengeance.

Blood, gore, fantastic fight scenes. Brilliantly written characters

Allison Valentine

The Path To Hell Begins!

This truly is a gritty, fast paced, potty mouthed, violent start to the Joe Coffin series - IT IS UTTERLY WONDERFUL!!!

Intense characters (I particularly loved Emma, with her ballsy, dogged attitude). Joe Coffin is an enigma, his uber violent, tough guy image, belays a surprising soft spot, family means everything to him!

There's humour, gore, characters to love and characters to hate...

Thank god there are more to read! 💥

Gaynor Daly

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Preston combines the unpolished horror of Eastern European legends with the brutality of gangland culture to create a tale that provides the purity of classic vampire stories without the simplistic moral binary.

Dave Higgins

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Coffin squeezed his eyes shut, letting the rainwater run down his face.
Vampires did not exist. Undead creatures of the dark, that prowled the night looking for victims to suck dry of their lifeblood, were nothing but shadows in books and films, and folklore. Figments of the imagination. Vampires did not stalk the real world.
And yet…
Coffin opened his eyes and gazed at Steffanie’s grave. Only one way to know for sure if that woman had been an impostor.
Coffin picked up the spade and climbed to his feet.
He started digging.

Hi, I'm Ken Preston. It's great to see you!

I am the author of the Joe Coffin series, and the Ms Vengeance books. I also teach creative writing and speak at universities and in schools. Please take a look around my website and feel free to get in touch.

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Jacob Mills’ best friend, Peter Marsden, had been begging him for months to break into 99 Forde Road with him. He said maybe they would find a dead body in there, or maybe they would meet a ghost, or get chased by a zombie.

None of these things particularly appealed to Jacob, but Peter kept on and on at him, wearing him down, bit by bit.

The dilapidated Victorian house had been empty for as long as they could remember. Every morning, as they walked past it on their way to school, they’d tell each other stories about ghosts wandering through the deserted rooms and corridors, skeletal hands clawing at the bannisters as they shuffled down the stairs, blood dripping from their empty eye sockets. That’s how Jacob wanted it to stay, a house they visited only in their imaginations.

The house had been constructed of odd angles and weird extensions. Over the years, sections of it seemed to have sunk slightly, giving the rambling, pointed structure an even more unsettling appearance. Dark windows of different shapes and sizes sat uncomfortably with one another, some of them so recessed under the eaves it was difficult to imagine how they could receive any natural light. Vines trailed all across the frontage, around the weathered window frames and over the front door. Even the tall, tottering chimney pots were being slowly strangled by long, green fingers.

Jacob was half convinced that one day he would walk past, and the house would be gone, completely hidden by a mound of twisted greenery.

A set of wide stone steps, chipped and discoloured from years of neglect, led up to the front door. Two stone gargoyles guarded the steps, squatting on pillars, their fat lips set in permanent sneers, baring their teeth at anyone foolish enough to approach them.

Jacob could never imagine himself walking past those gargoyles, fearful that they would spring to life, and pounce on him, sinking their stone teeth into his stomach and ripping out his guts.

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Where Has Ken Gone?

No, I haven't been eaten by zombies, although some days it feels that way.

Recently, due to personal situations, I have had to put back the publication dates of my next two books.

Ms Vengeance 2: Justice, and Joe Coffin Dead Man Walking will both now publish in 2024.

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JOE COFFIN REVIEWS

What a book. Had me hooked from the start. A no nonsense style which I prefer in both reading and my own writing. What I liked from the start was there are very few characters you’d ever wish to socialise with. However, they were so well developed, you end up rooting for them all the way.
And Joe Coffin is as anti-hero as they come.

anthony n. britt

OMG, I love this book!!!! I love the Joe Coffin character, the real thrill ride of this story!! This book is a real page turner and a lot of fun to read, I just can't put it down!!! I am so glad I stumbled onto this author and his books.
This is one of the best vampire genre books I have ever read!! The characters are incredibly designed and the story is dark, dangerous and exciting. I highly recommend this book and the follow up books as well. I cannot wait until he comes out with season 5

tobyann aparisi

A mixture of gangland thriller and Vampire Horror. Joe Coffin is an unlikely hero in a novel with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. If this story ever makes it onto the TV screens it will , in my humble opinion, be a hit. I have read season 2 and looking forward to reading 3,4 & 5

Nolan kee

I absolutely love Ken Preston's work and, yes, I'm as addicted as if I'd been bitten by one of his terrifyingly dark vampires! I love Birmingham, I love horror, I love books that are complete page turnes.
The writing grabs you by the throat and drags you in. If you like dark, gory, adventurous, exciting, gritty, real (I know, that might be an odd word to use about this genre but I've watched Dexter, Breaking Bad, Peaky Blinders - and this ranks with them all in my view).

mary collin

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