Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Thistlewood Curse – cover design

The cover for my latest novel, The Thistlewood Curse, was designed by my wife Zara, derived from an image taken by her photographer mother, Frances Belsham. Frances’s original image showed a rugged Lundy cliff-face overlooking the Bristol Channel. Zara took … Continue reading

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Film Review – Colossal

The biggest surprise of Colossal is that despite it’s bizarre premise, it actually works very well. After being dumped by her boyfriend and kicked out of his New York apartment, alcoholic Gloria (Anne Hathaway) returns to her home town to … Continue reading

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Another excerpt from The Thistlewood Curse

Here’s a second, slightly longer excerpt from my new supernatural thriller The Thistlewood Curse. Once on Lundy Island, Detective Sergeant Laura Buchan and her paranormal investigator friend Lawrence Crane are joined by Sally Thistlewood, another old friend, exploring the terrain, … Continue reading

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Film Review- Alien Covenant

The Alien series is now officially on my list of franchises that must be humanely put down (along with the Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers series, both cynical cash cows devoid of any artistic merit that will continue as … Continue reading

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An excerpt from The Thistlewood Curse

Here’s an excerpt from my new supernatural thriller The Thistlewood Curse. Following a particularly difficult and traumatic case, Detective Sergeant Laura Buchan goes on leave, only to hear via email about the sudden death of her friend’s husband on Lundy … Continue reading

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Film Review – Free Fire

Having missed its brief multiplex run I finally caught up with Free Fire, the latest from writer/director combo Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley, at my local arts centre. Definitely one of their more accessible films, it’s slick, violent, sweary and … Continue reading

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The Thistlewood Curse – now available in print!

My latest novel The Thistlewood Curse is now available in print, as well as an Amazon Kindle download. A gripping supernatural thriller, The Thistlewood Curse already has it’s first, five-star review from this Amazon reader, who claims it will “leave … Continue reading

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The Thistlewood Curse – out now!

My long-awaited new novel The Thistlewood Curse is now available to download from Amazon Kindle.   A gripping supernatural thriller, The Thistlewood Curse is an unashamed, page-turning mystery. It is akin to my earlier novel, The Birds Began to Sing, … Continue reading

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