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Welcome to my website. I write crime mystery novels – with a touch of noir – set in Merseyside and the north of England. The themes are often dark but the stories are always served with a generous helping of black humour. My influences are as much films – Chinatown, Get Carter, Point Blank – as books but I have been inspired by writers ranging from Jim Thompson and Christopher Brookmyre to Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy.
All my novels are available as paperbacks and ebooks on Amazon; click on the images above to buy. You can read a selection of reviews, the back cover blurb and first chapter of each book on the relevant My Books page. I’m not a bestseller yet: A Fair Wack got to 15 in the noir genre but you have to reach the top 100 overall to claim bestseller status. Here’s hoping! A Fair Wack and Time Lapse were self published and were included by Awesome Indies in their list of quality books that meet mainstream publishing standards. Not Without Risk and Pool of Life were published by AIA Publishing, a new small publisher in Australia. All the books have attracted good reviews from rated reviewers such as Grady Harp, top 100 reviewer on Amazon, Blogger Jaffa Reads Too, Reader’s Favorite, Midwest Book Reviews, Foreword Clarion Reviews and The San Francisco Book Review. Probably the most satisfying review though came from a complete stranger on the other side of the world who loved one of the books and gave it five stars on Amazon!
I have set up pages covering the settings of my novels, such as Merseyide and Liverpool in particular, and my interests which range from rock climbing to conservation of historic buildings and areas. In my blog, I occasionally review books and films. Please let me know what you think. Good or bad!