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.
My first novel, A Fair Wack, and my second, Time Lapse, are available as paperbacks and ebooks on Amazon as is my new novel Not Without Risk, published in November 2017; click on the images above. You can read a selection of reviews and the 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! Not Without Risk was published by AIA Publishing, a new small publisher in Australia, and has attracted good reviews from rated reviewers such as Grady Harp, top 100 reviewer on Amazon, Reader’s Favorite and The San Francisco Book Review. You can read the reviews and many more on the relevant My Books page above.
I have set up pages covering the settings of my novels 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!
Awesome Indies (a non profit making organisation) recently included both A Fair Wack and Time Lapse in their list of books by independently published authors recommended by publishing professionals as meeting mainstream publishing standards of quality.