Thursday 7 May 2009

Dial 64888 for MYSTERY

Edit 18/11/11 -- This number no longer works as described below. Apparently the number has now been hi-jacked for scam purposes. Thanks to the anonymous commenter who brought it to my attention.

Heard it through the grapevine that you can get chapter one of Mystery Man sent to your mobile by texting MYSTERY to 64888. I tried it out myself and it's kosher. Why not have a wee go yourself? Kind of funky to have one of the funniest opening chapters in Northern Irish crime fiction stored on your phone.

I assume this only works if you have a UK mobile phone.

Edit -- Skip over to Declan Burke's Crime Always Pays for a number that works in the Republic of Ireland.


seana graham said...

Even though I'm in the U.S., I'd give it a shot, but I don't have a cell phone, and I don't know anything about texting. But it sounds like a good promotion...

adrian mckinty said...

love it.

of course it didnt work for me.

but i still love it.

Gerard Brennan said...

Seana and Adrian -- It's a pity you can't download it. Like I said in the brief post, it's cool to have something like that on your mobile. Now I'll have something to read on my phone when my mates go out for a smoke at the pub. I'm so sick of rereading old text messages when I'm sitting on my Jack Jones.


Josephine Damian said...

Since I don't have a cell phone, I'll be getting my Bateman fix the old fashioned way - when the mailman delivers the book (ordered all the way from the UK).

My eyes are too old to read anything on a cell screne, either way.

Did you guys hear about Richard and Judy show being cancwlled?

Gerard Brennan said...

Josephine - You're better off with the book anyway. I imagine you'll want to finish this one.

But what's this about the Richard and Judy show? Did I miss something? Are you messing with me?


Anonymous said...

Garbage. This number is a known scam that charges premium rates to people's mobiles in the UK. Send at your own risk guys, it's your money.

Gerard Brennan said...

The number did work as described back in 2009. I still have the chapter on my phone. But I thank you for bringing this to my attention, anon. I'll edit the post to keep people informed.