Sing Like You Know the Words
This novel tells the story of a group of friends who meet at university at the end of the seventies, following the different paths their lives take over the next three decades. Each has to make important choices as the narrative unfolds and the consequences are sometimes unexpected.
“the various threads of the story tie together nicely to a satisfying-without-being-predictable culmination”.
“This book is great value on Kindle, well written and it provides a great insight into life in the UK in the 80s and 90s without ever getting bogged down by politics. As someone born in the North of England in 1991 it gave me an idea of what life would have been like for my parents.”
Available in paperback and ebook from Amazon. New reformatted edition for 2017
The story of a true life western heroine who became the most successful businesswoman of New Mexico in her day. The imaginative retold legend of a forgotten icon.
Available in paperback or Kindle from Amazon
When a star making a comeback finds a songwriter struggling for a hit, not much can go wrong – unless the star is a synthetic intelligence programmed with the personality of a diva who’s broken free of the studio to follow his own way, and it turns out that writing music can get you killed. In the world of the Market, where everything is a trade and values are fixed in minutes, the only law that’s sacred is the deal. Young Aled only wanted to write music. Instead he’s on the run with a renegade corporate security chief and a beautiful girl who seems to know much more about what’s going on than he does.
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Arrivals and Departures
Some of these stories previously appeared as “The Curious Casebook of Oscar Garcia” concerning the eponymous Madrid detective; a perceptive, gifted hypochondriac and his long suffering partner Jose. Their problems include ghosts, parallel universes and the existential conundrums of magical reality as well as straightforward villainy. Other tales in this volume are set in Spain, Italy, France and Scarborough.
“Very enjoyable collection of detective cases. Look forward to more work from this author”
“Charming little collection of short detective stories. The author put enough effort into researching Spanish customs, history and locations for it to read, to me, like a pleasant trip down memory lane – I now feel very nostalgic of my days in Madrid”
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The Disappearance of Jonathan Bloom
Julian Bowen is young, good looking but not so wealthy as he seems. When he meets a moneylender who’s making fatprofits from his friends’ excesses, Julian sees a chance to wipe out his mounting debts and make a new start; but his plan leaves a group of innocent tourists in deadly danger in the middle of Africa; and meanwhile there are some people in London who want more than their money back.
available in paperback and ebook at Amazon.com (where it has been a top 30 title)
“The writing is gripping and descriptive and brings the hot savannah plains to life and as the story continues you find yourself cheering on our survivors and wishing for bad things for a certain Mr Bloom. A great read that keeps you engrossed until the very end.”
“I found this to be an easy, fast- paced, entertaining read.
The author did a good job of describing the african landscape, I thought, and I found it easy to imagine the enviroment that the characters were in.”