Ethan Fox is a UK-based author
of Urban Fantasy novels.


His first series, featuring 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.

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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)


I’m very glad I took a detour from my usual genres and read this book. Without giving anything away I can say this book was a fantastic surprise to me and went in a direction I wasn’t expecting at all.

Definitely worth a look and I hope the author brings us more.

MR J PATIENCE, 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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