Tag Archives: Whodunnit

You can’t please everyone

This goes without saying really, but all authors need to learn they cannot please everyone all the time. Tolkien famously wrote in his foreword to The Lord of the Rings that certain elements of his novel were singled out for … Continue reading

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Download The Thistlewood Curse FREE – for five days only!

Download The Thistlewood Curse absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle – for five days only!   The Thistlewood Curse is a riveting supernatural thriller featuring a young detective and her lifelong friend, a paranormal investigator who specialises in astral projection. With … Continue reading

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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 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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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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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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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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