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New Feature film projects…

In the pipeline, but I must ask you to watch this space.  This a kind of showbiz “Don’t give too much away at this point”, in case the projects fall to bits.  Right now, I’m calling upon the runes to continue showering us with good fortune.

More later.

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“The Bristol Thrillers”

I’m delighted to announce that the ‘Jack Shepherd Collection’ has been re-issued in 2 volumes by new indie publisher Diamond Crime.

Vol 1 – “Closing the Distance” and “Changing the Odds”

Vol 2 – “Cloning the Hate” and “Bending the Rules”

Please visit www.diamond

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New Publisher and new Book

Delighted to say that I’ve joined brand new indie publishing house Diamond Books.


Both Ed Grover books now released by Diamond Crime, on Kindle and in Paperback

Ed Grover 1  “ONE FIGHT AT A TIME”.


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“NEW FRIENDS, OLD ENEMIES” –  The second Ed Grover thriller, recently completed and now being proofed.  A great cover design on the way from Andy at Jackson Bone.   Looking forward to the release, at the end of June.  Thanks to all the production team who made this happen.  More on the book later. 

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BENDING THE RULES and a busy autumn

The latest Jack Shepherd thriller “BENDING THE RULES” is selling well and has propelled me into a busy Sept/Oct schedule… An article written for the Crime Readers Association e-zine, a bookshop event, regional library appearances, writing workshops with A level school students in preparation, a Radio Bristol chat with Steve Yabsley.

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So, next up…

The second book featuring American GI Ed Grover in Bristol during the years following World War 2 – provisionally titled “Grover’s Peace”.  Now well under way.

To be followed by the 5th Jack Shepherd thriller – “Leading the Blind”

You can read tasters of both novels on my website


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4th Jack Shepherd thriller

Please to announce that the new Jack Shepherd thriller- “Bending the Rules” – is out.  Published by Williams & Whiting.

It begins with the death of a low rent solicitor.  This from the opening…

Avery Wells may have known where a lot of bodies were buried.

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Power, Corruption & Greed -Just Another Day At The Office

The 10th anniversay of CRIMEFEST is creeping closer.  Celebrating the best of crime fiction.  4 days of up front, undiluted murder, mystery, life and death.  Delighted to say I’m appearing on a panel on Friday May 18th alongside Jeffrey Siger, Abi Ailver, Abir Mukherjee and Thomas Enger.

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A new year and a new character

My publisher, Williams & Whiting, has just released a new book from this author.  “ONE FIGHT AT A TIME” features a new character Ed Grover – an American GI in Bristol during the years following World War II.

The city is broke.  Good people are struggling to get by. 

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An alternative to Amazon?

In the books department that is…  Currently, with some books, Amazon are saying there will be delays with deliveries.  So friends, look elsewhere.  To other online  booksellers,  like BooksEtc at , and the Book Depository at; who have copies in the UK ready to distribute.  All of which begs a question. 

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