Ethan Fox, also known as @ByEthanFox on Twitter, is a UK-based author of
Urban Fantasy fiction.

His first series, centering on the adventures of Scene-of-Crime Officer Jessica Cartwright, begins with The Scissors and the Sword.

He is currently writing the second book in this series, The City and the Dead.

You can visit Ethan’s blog for news, forthcoming appearences and progress reports. He also maintains a mailing list of readers, which is the best way to keep up with his releases – click here to join it.

Latest BookAbout Ethan

The Scissors and the Sword

ScissorsAndTheSwordCoverAs the fate of London hangs in the balance, can Jessica Cartwright overcome a spectre of her own past?

Who would kill with scissors?
And who could wield a shattered sword?

Now available in both Kindle & Paperback formats!


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The City and the Dead


Two months have passed since the events of The Scissors and the Sword

Jessica Cartwright & Hikaru Arashi see their friendship tested, as a new undead menace stalks the city.

But when the dust settles, which will remain standing? The City? Or the Dead?

Available before the end of 2017 on Kindle & Paperback.


What readers say

(Reviewing The Scissors and the Sword)


This is a VERY interesting book. Well-written, well-thought-out, creative, with well developed characters with intriguing challenges …

… I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book!

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D. Bratcher, Amazon, 2015

(Reviewing The Scissors and the Sword)


A great début read from this talented author, artfully blending English and Japanese cultures and showing a clear understanding of both. The mystery central to the book is masterfully woven and keeps you guessing along the whole journey rather than leaving you frustrated at the main characters for not picking up on the clues that you’ve long seen.

Ethan Fox shows obvious promise and I look forward to more great reads!

MMO, Amazon, 2016



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final2Ethan Fox is a UK-based author of anime-themed urban fantasy & speculative fiction.

Born in England during the cracks between Generation X and Y, Ethan writes fictional works that draw on his own experiences, having lived in a variety of countries and worked in a range of professions.

A common theme in his books include escapist adventure, usually tied to a modern, more believable situation to help provide grounding. Ethan is drawn to exciting, large-scale duels and compelling mysteries, often with a folklore backing.

Ethan also writes the occasional non-fictional work; usually related to the practices of being a self-published author in the modern media climate.

Today, he lives in the south-east of England, where he works as a product designer whilst writing in his spare time, between attending events to meet readers and other authors.

In addition to writing, Ethan is a longtime fan of anime, snowboarding, general geekery and aviator sunglasses.

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