The Second Detective Lavender Mystery
...is now published by Amazon.
An exciting and realistic thriller
I love a novel with a strong, distinctive voice and Spook doesn’t disappoint. B.A. Morton’s anti-heroine in ‘Twisted’ is Elizabeth Salander with a wicked sense of humour or perhaps an adult, female Artemis Fowl. But ‘Twisted’ is not child’s play nor is it as bleak as ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ Caught somewhere in-between, it is an exciting and realistic thriller, enriched with a smidgen of humour and set in the crime-ridden underworld of Newcastle.
When Miller’s bank robbery goes horribly wrong, he ends up dependent upon the manipulating and twisted Spook with the entire police force and most of the Geordie mafia on his tail. But like Spook, the enigmatic Miller isn’t what he seems. The two of them race through a plot with more twists and turns than a staircase in an inner-city skyscraper. They make a disturbing but strangely attractive team and the novel is compelling reading. Thoroughly recommended.
Re-branding the Short Stories
Everyone is talking about 'branding' these days - especially for book covers. The book cover of my Detective Lavender short story 'The Piccadilly Pickpocket' has received many compliments so I decided to make that 'look' the brand image for the short stories. I started by commissioning a new cover for 'The Mystery of the Skelton Diamonds' and will use the same idea, just a couple of images on a plain background, for any future shorts that I write.
FREE SHORT STORY
I have a new Guest Author on my website. Follow this link to a fascinating interview with one of my favourite historical fiction authors, William Burton McCormick.
Bill's novels and short stories are primarily set in Eastern Europe and have a wonderful lyrical quality. Not only do they make great reading, but if you scroll down to the end of the interview, Bill has provided me with a link to a FREE short story called 'On Record.'
'The Sculthorpe Mystery'
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