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Babes are sold as new, signed by the author and
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You can purchase all my current books at Amazon, and you can even get the older ones from Amazon marketplace.
Now available from OUP
paperback edition of Mystery Stories - click on the picture. From
creepy school computers to bungling bank robbers; from lost villages to
deadly Christmas presents :
The Joslin de Lay Mysteries
A Pact with Death ISBN 0 590 19394 5
A London mystery. Arriving with Alys at the house of
Randolf Waygoode the painter and his apprentices, Joslin finds himself
in the middle of strange events. First, the body of an unknown man is
found in the Thames. Second, one of Randolf’s apprentices
has disappeared and is found murdered. His throat is slit and he
bears the boils of the Plague. Two deaths in one. There is
a double-dealer in death somewhere in London. Terror stalks the streets
and Joslin must beware of it.
Thames will give you cheaper lodgings then any Fleet Street tavern, I
think. It’s a pity I couldn’t put you further upstream where the
tide’s weaker and you might have rotted unknown. But no
matter. I should have remembered how stubborn
night-watchmen can be. Still, you’ll probably drift out to
sea now and that will be an end of you.”
A push, a splash in the black water and the companion was gone.
Yule Logs now out !
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Christmas has always been and always
will be a special time of year, a time either
of great happiness or great sadness and
sometimes both. Here are eight stories
of different Christmases, all of which are
memorable in their different ways.
The stories are arranged in order of
age: the first for young children, the last
There are two World War 2 stories, one
which refers to it and one which refers
to another war. There’s a football
story, a ghost story and two stories
with carols in them - and a lot more besides.
There’s a story about a really
weird Christmas guest and another about
a tumultuous family row. All
ordinary Christmases to start with, but
which turn into being anything but ordinary.
Each story has a postscript telling what
real memory lies behind it and how it came
to be written.
Many of my earlier books are back in print via the Back-to-Front
imprint of the Solidus Press. I have chosen some of my favourites to be rereleased by this new publisher. Here
are some that you can read now :
The Great Football Treble
All three books are now available. You can buy them by
clicking on the titles :
Two chilling ghost stories
You can buy them by
clicking on the titles :
Ghosts Who Waited