I have begun work at last on my ‘Batman’ novel for Harper Collins. It is currently entitled ‘Wayne of Gotham’ and we now have a Facebook page set up for the project so that we can update you on its progress. Come join us there, like us, and we’ll keep you in the loop as the book is being written.
It begins with young Thomas Wayne, the moody and resentful son of Patrick Wayne, descending into the caverns below the ancestral manor … and relishing the killing of bats. It ends with a final trip to a fateful alley behind a theater.
These foundations are shaken, however, when disturbing bits of information begin showing up in the Batman’s path that question the accepted story. Batman reopens the case file – and discovers a father and mother that he never knew. It was Thomas himself that sowed the seeds of all Gotham’s evils, leaving his son to reap the harvest of his father’s sins.
‘Wayne of Gotham’ is Batman’s investigation into not only the events surrounding his parent’s murder but also his quest to discover who – after all these years – is behind bringing these shattering events to light and why so many have been silent for so long.
Written in a noire-style of grit and stark contrasts, the ‘Wayne of Gotham’ books are set both in the present and in the turbulent decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s: a time of paranoia, protests, HUAC, corrupt police and even more corrupt politicians, utopian idealism, assassination, civil unrest and the Vietnam War.