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 It won the Bookhabit Unpublished Novel Award 2008 ($5000), was Semi-Finalist in the William Faulkner-Wisdom Competition 2008, and a Second Round choice in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award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.