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Noir in Bath

Last Saturday I co-hosted a noir afternoon in Bath Central Library.  Very successful.  Good pieces of new work read out and discussed

Congratulations to Bath Libraries for setting up ALL their writing workshops.

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Jack Shepherd 2

Folks,

Now halfway through the 2nd Jack Shepherd thriller – “Changing the Odds”.  And currently no excuses for indolence, or leaving the pc to claim a walk is a good idea – wind raging, and rain blowing horizontally past my study window.

Thanks to all who have bought “Closing the Distance”,

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Arts and Crafts house

More than a third of the way through second Jack Shepherd novel.   A great weekend.   Saturday spent with old friends who have moved to an Arts and Crafts built house in the Forest of Dean.  Back to work refreshed.

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Big print and audio

News about “Closing the Distance”.  Going into BIG PRINT and Audio.

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The Second Jack Shepherd Book

“Changing the Odds”, the second Jack Shepherd, novel is under way.

Shepherd’s old friend, retired bookie Joe Marsh, disappears; leaving a pool of blood on the hall floor; his car still in the garage; his laptop, wallet and everything to identify him, in his study.

Is he dead,

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Jack Shepherd’s City

“Closing the Distance” is set in Bristol; the place which adopted me some thirty-five years ago.

I moved to Jack Shepherd’s city when I was broke and out of work, and my brother in law offered me the spare bedroom in his flat in Horfield. I got a job with the local ITV Channel,

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Jack Shepherd

Bristol private eye Jack Shepherd, has paid a price to become the quietly controlled man he is. The death of his wife Emily from cancer, an only recently mended relationship with his daughter, his killing of a PCP crazed teenager one night in a garbage strewn alley – a shooting which resulted in his resignation from the police force and which returns to haunt his dreams and his less successful days.

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From Reader to Writer

On the way through school, I read Carroll, Stevenson, Dickens, Eliot and D H Lawrence; John Steinbeck, J D Salinger and Harper Lee. And lots of poetry.

University was given over to drama; from Shakespeare to Harold Pinter. And in the theatre, to Joe Orton, Howard Brenton, David Hare.

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A Promising Crime Writer

Almost 30 years ago, I promised myself I would become a crime novelist.

However, a series for Channel 4 was on offer. And during the following years, working as an independent writer/producer/director was an exciting triple header.

Then in March 2012, I found myself superintending controlled chaos,

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Jeff Dowson on Twitter

Really pleased to announce the release of the 4th Jack Shepherd thriller - BENDING THE RULES. In paperback, ebook and on kindle. Enjoy the summer folks.

Any crime readers. MysteryFest March 9th Portsmouth @LeighRussell @DianaBretherick @Linda_Regan @Jeff_Dowson @SallySpedding @CarolWestron https://t.co/fUEjx5nZFB
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