Tag Archives: Mystery

Film Review – The Limehouse Golem

A fine brace of lead performances from Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke form the heart of The Limehouse Golem, an agreeably nasty Jack the Ripper-esque Victorian whodunit with deliberately theatrical Grand Guignol horror hokum overtones. Deft sleight of hand and … Continue reading

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The Birds Began to Sing FREE from Amazon Kindle – for five days only!

Since it’s summer, here is the first in a series of giveaways on most of my presently published novels. Beginning today, for just five days, you can download The Birds Began to Sing absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle. The Birds … Continue reading

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The Thistlewood Curse – early reviews

The first reviews for The Thistlewood Curse continue to trickle in, and so far they have all been very positive. For example, one reviewer on Goodreads spoke of “chilling moments”, “an unusual premise” and that although it was “not what … Continue reading

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Download The Thistlewood Curse FREE – for five days only!

For just five days, you can download my new novel The Thistlewood Curse absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle. The Thistlewood Curse is a riveting supernatural thriller featuring a young detective and her lifelong friend, a paranormal investigator who specialises in … Continue reading

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Genre blending

Blending genres can be a fiendishly tricky exercise yet sometimes it can work brilliantly, against the odds, even if conventional wisdom says these genres would mix like oil and water. The film Colossal is a good recent example of this. … Continue reading

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The Thistlewood Curse: What’s it really about?

Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked at length about my latest novel The Thistlewood Curse; what inspired it, the history behind it, short excerpts, discussion on the cover, and so forth. This article will focus on the themes of … Continue reading

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Some facts behind The Thistlewood Curse

Following on from my recent post about what inspired my latest novel The Thistlewood Curse, here are some points of interest on the history, geography and other facts that are either directly or peripherally relevant to the novel. Obviously to … Continue reading

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What inspired The Thistlewood Curse?

What inspired my latest novel, The Thistlewood Curse? A colleague of mine told me of a paranormal experience she once had. This experience gave me an intriguing story idea which would combine a conventional mystery whodunit with supernatural themes, including … Continue reading

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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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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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