Feb 4, 2015


What would life be without all these complications? The website is still a work in progress, I changed the development software as the base program (ie free) wasn't giving the pages the right look. Can't wait to release the new site into the wild, however it won't go live until I'm happy with it.

Also (and this isn't a complication, this is a pleasure) my best friend is getting married next week which requires a road trip. Those of you who like your thrillers more Indiana Jones than Dan Brown might want to give Ben Mezrich's 'Seven Wonders' a spin and check out Knightley and Son K9, review below.

Knightley & Son K9, Rohan Gavin

The Knightley partnership of father and son detectives seems to have been in name only. Alan Knightley is back to pursuing the mysterious ‘Combination’ alone while Darkus and step-sister Tilly are back at school. Step-dad Clive’s TV show has been cancelled and he wants Wilbur, Darkus’ dog out of the house. Darkus and Wilbur, a doggy war veteran are sniffing around a case that involves, missing pets, dangerous Dobermans, strange noises coming from Hampstead Heath and some serious attacks on senior police officers, including Uncle Bill.

Something is roaming Hampstead Heath and as another full moon approaches, the Knightleys, Clive and a school girl wannabe reporter converge on the area; all attempting to catch the werewolf ( if it is a werewolf) before it eats any more high ranking law enforcement. Laugh out loud funny with plenty of scares, Sherlock Holmes fans of any age will eat this up faster than Wilbur can eat Bogna’s sausage stew. 

Jan 9, 2015

Fear the Darkness, Becky Masterman

In her world you’re either an amusement, useful or in her way.

Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn may be stalking sixty but she can still take down a man half her age. Brigid’s Tucson based PI business is humming along, as is her marriage to Carlo. The Quinns have just lost Brigid’s sister and Brigid made a promise to take in her her niece, Gemma-Kate in that event and that could be the worst mistake she ever made. 
Within days of the girl’s arrival one of the family pets has fallen ill, Brigid investigating the case of a young man drowned in suspicious circumstances is concerned. She confides in her friend Mallory that the girl may have a little too much of the Quinn dark side about her but Brigid isn’t feeling quite like herself either. 

Unbecoming, Rebecca Scherm

Julie is from California, scraping a living restoring antiques in Paris. Grace is from Garland, Tennessee, she’s a wife and a thief. Grace became Julie after her husband and lover were arrested for looting a local country estate but it goes deeper than that. 

On the day that the boys are paroled, Grace is terrified that one of them will find her French bolt-hole and come to collect the treasure she absconded with, a treasure she no longer has. How far will she unravel before any survival instinct kicks in.

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, Alan Bradley

Flavia De Luce has been dispatched to Miss Bodycotes Female Academy in Canada and what a strange place her late mother Harriet’s alma mater is turning out to be! Several girls seem to have gone missing and Flavia, being Flavia finds a somewhat charred dead body on her first night at the academy. 

Bradley’s usual mix of humour and scientific knowhow are here along with Flavia’s introduction to the wider world beyond the ‘safe’ haven of Bishop’s Lacey.

New for 2015

A new year and a fresh start and fresh projects are popping up all over the place. Book four is almost finished, I'm working on a standalone (short story at the moment but it could become a novella) new books to read, a new website (which should be ready for launch in February) which will contain, video reviews amongst other goodies.

In the mean time enjoy these new releases!

Dec 2, 2014

Moriarty, Anthony Horowitz

Days after Holmes and Moriarty have fought and fallen to their deaths at the Reichenbach Falls, two men arrive to identify Moriarty’s body. Inspector Jones, a student of Holmes’ methods has been sent by Scotland Yard. Frederick Chase is an agent with the Pinkerton Detective Agency and he brings disturbing news. One of America’s most ruthless criminal masterminds was about to join forces with Moriarty.

Jones and Chase work together to stop the mysterious Clarence Devereaux but they are thwarted at every turn. Jones’ life may be in more danger than he knows as he and Chase plunge deep into the murky waters of London’s criminal enterprise. Can the pair stop a man hiding in plain sight or will they fall prey to Moriarty’s would-be successor.