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Saturday, 26 May 2007

Natural Born Thriller

You usually have to buy books, but not if it’s 2000AD creator Simon Spurrier’s debut novel Contract. The Times reported earlier this week that his tale of a morally repugnant yet charismatic hitman named Michael Point is being released free online in six weekly installments - the first is online now - with a traditional hardback from publishers Headline on sale from 4th June.

The Times describes Simon as having "amassed a cult following apparently ready to lap up his first full-length work of fiction" through his work for 2000AD.

• His murderous antihero Point has apparently gained a life of his own, with his own web page at and MySpace account at

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