Tour: The Legacy Of Old Gran Parks

By Isobel Blackthorn May 14 – 17

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  • Genre:  Thriller / Horror
  • Print length: 320 pages
  • Suitable for young adults? This is an adult book but suitable for mature teenagers age 18+
  • Trigger warnings: Murders. Graphic bloody scenes. Horror elements.
  • Formats available for the Tour: mobi, epub, pdf. [sorry, no paperbacks!]
  • Amazon Rating: 4.5, 11 reviews

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About The Legacy of Old Gran Park

Southern Australia, 1983. While Middle-aged stalwart Miriam rolls into town in her broken down car, Frankie – a deer hunter – is up in the forested hinterland with her gun.

Meanwhile, fisherwoman Old Pearl sits on her front deck with her dog, a glass of whiskey in her hand, and Emily, the English backpacker, scrubs out the pie-encrusted kitchen at the roadhouse.

But all is not well.

Gran Parks is stirring.

Four troubled women. One restless spirit.

Who will survive?


Praise for The Legacy of Old Gran Park

  • “Tells a dark story, but Isobel’s brand of humour lightens this and I felt slightly guilty to find myself quite often laughing inappropriately… and shaking my head a lot!” – Ann Creber, book critic.
  • “Very dark and enjoyable.” – Jennifer for Uncaged Book Reviews
  • “Just buy it, it’s brilliant.” – Anita May Waller, author of Murder Undeniable
  • The Legacy of Old Gran Parks is a very unique, very fascinating but ultimately savage and dark read that I very much enjoyed. If you are a fan of Tarantino movies, you are more than likely going to enjoy this book which starts out a little bit eerie and odd and then turns violent and dark. It was a book unlike any I have read before but I actually really loved it. And the narration was just addictive.” – Big Little Book
  • “The Legacy of Old Gran Parks has a wonderfully dark, nasty feel to it…This book is chilling. The women in it don’t mess about…” – Bookworm Hole
  • “The Legacy of Old Gran Parks” is unique, extremely idiosyncratic and bathed in perfect prose. Blackthorn doesn’t just focus on “writing” a novel – she writes with such eloquence that one finds it difficult to critique her tempo and narrative techniques.” – Bloody Good Horror Books
  • “This is a darkly humorous tale expressed through brilliant prose and intriguing characters!” – Get Litty

About Isobel Blackthorn

Isobel Blackthorn is a prolific novelist of unique and engaging fiction. She writes across a range of genres, including gripping mysteries and dark psychological thrillers.

Isobel won the Finalist Award in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards 2020 for her novel A Prison in the Sun. Her short story ‘Nothing to Declare’ was shortlisted for the Ada Cambridge Prose Prize 2019. Isobel won a Raven Award in 2019 for her dark thriller A Legacy of Old Gran Parks. The Cabin Sessions was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award 2018 and the Ditmar Awards 2018.

Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism from the University of Western Sydney for her ground-breaking study of the texts of Theosophist Alice A. Bailey. Her engagement with Alice Bailey’s life and works has culminated in the biographical novel The Unlikely Occultist and the full biography Alice A. Bailey: Life and Legacy.

Isobel carries a lifelong passion for the Canary Islands, Spain, her former home. Four of her novels are set on the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. These standalone novels are setting rich and fall into the broad genre of travel fiction.

Isobel has led a rich and interesting life and her stories are as diverse as her experiences, the highs and lows, and the dramas. A life-long campaigner for social justice, Isobel has written, protested and leant her weight to a range of issues including asylum seekers and family violence. A Londoner originally, Isobel currently lives in rural Victoria, Australia.


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