The Official Site of Matt Fullerty

Two novels by Matt Fullerty, now available

Matt Fullerty is the author of two novels, The Murderess and the Hangman, a tale of murder and London set in 1879, and The Knight of New Orleans, a novel about chess, genius and madness set in 1850s New Orleans.

In November 2010, The Murderess and the Hangman was currently connected to a national press story in the UK, the discovery of a skull in Sir David Attenborough’s garden in Richmond, London. The skull turns out to be 131 years old and belongs to the murder victim in Matt's novel – about the murder of Julia Thomas by her housemaid – a long-forgotten case that has now resurfaced!

Matt’s first novel, The Knight of New Orleans (2011), tells the life story of New Orleans world chess champion, Paul Morphy, and a working girl from Basin Street, Clara Young, with whom he becomes infatuated. It won the Bookhabit Unpublished Novel Award 2008 ($5000), was Semi-Finalist in the William Faulkner-Wisdom Competition 2008, and a Second Round choice in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2010. Matt’s adapted screenplay, also titled THE KNIGHT OF NEW ORLEANS, is registered with the Writers Guild of America, East.

Latest News

14 March 2012

The Murderess and the Hangman...

Matt's second novel is now available in hardback...from Amazon (worldwide) and BarnesandNoble.com. See this BookShop page for the sales link.

14 February 2012

American Con Artist...

Matt is currently writing his third novel American Con Artist (due in fall 2012)...watch this space!

1 February 2012

The Knight of New Orleans...

Matt's first novel The Knight of New Orleans is issued today in paperback...from Amazon (worldwide) and BarnesandNoble.com. See this BookShop page for the sales link.