Bookstuff: Murder at Avedon Hill by P.G. Holyfield


Want to know how long it’s taken P.G. Holyfield to complete the audio version of his novel, Murder at Avedon Hill? Let me put it this way: I do one of the voices in the podcast novel and partway through the process I had to re-record all of my lines because puberty hit and my voice broke.

Yes, it’s been a long time coming. 1At the time of this writing, it’s still a long time coming, as there are two episodes yet to be released.

But persistence (on the part of Holyfield) and patience (on the part of his 13,000+ fans) has certainly paid off. Yesterday, P.G. announced that Murder at Avedon Hill has been picked up by Dragon Moon Press and will be published late this year.

Here’s a snippet from the official press release:

“With what he’s done with his podcast, P.G Holyfield was on our radar,” notes Gwen Gades, publisher at Dragon Moon Press. “But fans tracking down a publisher to request the print version of the novel? We had to move on that.”

Now, I’m not one to encourage what amounts to stalking, but I suppose there are worse things a publisher could say about an author than “his fans demanded that we publish the book.”

Murder at Avedon Hill: A Land of Caern Novel tells the story of Arames Kragen, a monk who finds himself on the hunt for a killer in the town of Avedon Hill. Young Gretta Platt, Housemistress of Avedon Manor has been murdered, and Arames must bring her killer to justice before Lord Avedon will allow the monk access to the only pass through the Lantis Mountains. Solving the murder is challenge enough, but Caern is a world where gods walk among mortals and fantastical creatures are often more than the stuff of fairy tale and legend. Arames Kragen will need all his wits about him to find the killer…or even just to survive.

1 At the time of this writing, it’s still a long time coming, as there are two episodes yet to be released.

4 responses to “Bookstuff: Murder at Avedon Hill by P.G. Holyfield”

  1. P.G. Holyfield Avatar

    Actually, K.J., I’m 425 years old. To me, it seems like it’s only taken me a few days to release most of this podcast.

    1. Kris Avatar

      @Holyfiend — What do you get when you cross Methuselah with a glacier? The Murder at Avedon Hill podcast.

  2. Greg Avatar

    With no commute anymore, I’ve fallen far behind in my podcasts, and am still at episode 36 in MaAH, but I enjoy the story. 🙂

    1. Kris Avatar

      @Greg — I know what you mean. My commute was cut in half about a year ago, and my podcast listening declined sharply. What I find myself doing now is focusing on a single podcast for a week or more and listening to as many episodes as I can cram into drivetime, walktime and the few moments of quiet time I can manage.

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