Saturday, 26 August 2017

HistFic Sunday: Historical Crime

No Ordinary Killing. You can pick up a Kindle copy of my debut novel today for the devilishly knock-down price of 99p! Just click the title.


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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

No Ordinary Killing: Free Sample

You can grab yourself a sneak peak by clicking the link here.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Reservoir Dogs 25th Anniversary

Can't believe it was 25 years ago this month that Reservoir Dogs played at Cannes. Was shown out of competition. Saw it in a morning screening nursing a stinking hangover. Garrulous young director with a mouthful of a name was later thrust upon us journos (alongside a tad curmudgeonly Tim Roth). Veritable Game-Changer of a movie.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Dead Reckoning – A Survivor's Tale

Was thrilled to be contacted recently by Sidney Palmer. Sidney was a two-year-old on the Dunedin Star voyage of 1942 and a survivor of the shore party. Possibly the only one left now. Sidney, 77 in June, is a retired diplomat and has spent many years living in Australia. He's venturing to the wilds of Namibia's Skeleton Coast this November to mark the 75th Anniversary of the shipwreck, laying a plaque to the brave mariners, Mathias Koraseb and Angus McIntyre, of the tugboat Sir Charles Elliot, who perished in the rescue. It'll be the first time he's been back.

Sadly, I learned only belatedly that Annabel Butterworth (née Taylor) had passed away. Annabel was the prime anecdotal source for much of the material in my book Dead Reckoning and I spent some very memorable days with her in (a very chilly!) Ottawa in the tail-end of 2002. Annabel was truly a wonderful person, tremendous fun and, genuinely, one of life's great characters. We continued to write to each other every Christmas and updated each other on various family news. It was a privilege to have met Annabel. That's her, age 17, on the cover of the original hardback, alongside Captain Immins Naude. An amazing lady.

No Ordinary Killing – US Reaction

Some great reader reviews on US Amazon. Always a worry that the subject matter won't carry, but book got to no12 in Kindle Historical Thrillers in its first week. Let's nudge those figures northward again! Ingo Finch, by the way, will be venturing Stateside in a future story.

Monday, 27 March 2017

No Ordinary Killing Goodreads Reviews


Some more excellent Goodreads reviews. Very Proud. Don't forget, No Ordinary Killing is now out in Kindle/paperback. Available on Amazon. Some great coverage there too.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

It's Out!

No Ordinary Killing. The Kindle/paperback are live and unleashed. Available on Amazon. Thanks for such a great response. Early Goodreads reviews are fantastic. If you buy it, I'm flattered. If you can review it on Amazon, even better!