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The Last Treasure Hunt

  • RRP: £8.99 (print) / £4.99 (ebook)
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 280 pages
  • ISBN: 9781908643803
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781908643810
  • Genres: Contemporary fiction, Fiction
  • Book tags: Scotland, glasgow
  • Publication date: March 26, 2015

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At the age of thirty, Campbell Johnstone is a failure. He’s stuck behind the bar of a shabby pub, watching from the sidelines while everyone else makes a success of their lives. The most visible is Eve Sadler, a childhood friend and rising Hollywood star. When Campbell tries to rekindle their relationship, he longs for the glitter of her success to rub off on him – but a single shocking night changes everything, in ways he could never have predicted. When the dust settles, Cam’s life is transformed. The recognition he’d given up on is within reach – but at what cost?

The Last Treasure Hunt explores our obsession with fame and celebrity with great intelligence and sly wit – it’s a modern media morality tale with bite.

Prizes and awards

Winner of Sunday Herald’s ‘A Scottish Wave of Change’ competition (2011), Winner of the Fiction Desk story competition (2014), Scottish Arts Council new writer’s bursary award

REVIEWS OF The Last Treasure Hunt

“'Alexander has an ear for Scottish dialogue and pleasingly descriptive prose.”' -– Nicola Balkind, The List Read more

'“The Last Treasure Hunt quickly asserts itself as something unique…...a masterclass on what happens when empathy is absent. [Jane Alexander'’s] debut novel marks the arrival of an important new voice.'” -– Gutter

'“A fascinating character, as complex and exasperating as a real person. As he mires himself ever further into controversy, it’s as gripping as a real treasure hunt. He’'ll stay with you long after the last clue is solved.”' - Mandy Haggith


Trade information

  • Rights: UK, IE only
  • BIC code(s): FA
  • BISAC code(s): FIC000000

About the author

Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander’s short stories and creative non-fiction have been widely published in a number of anthologies and literary magazines, including Mslexia, Litro and The Orphan Leaf Review. A winner of two major national story competitions, and the recipient of a Scottish Arts Council New Writers bursary, Jane is also a lecturer in creative writing at the Open University.

Praise for Jane Alexander: “A trumpet call of urgency and great promise.” – The Scotsman “A perfectly handled piece of realist science-fiction.” – The Skinny “Moving… relentless honesty.” – Sophie Hannah