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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
Angel’s Snare ISBN 0 590
Crispin is coming home to Hereford to
claim his inheritance and Joslin goes with
him. But a body is found at the foot
of the tower of St Ethelbert’s Cathedral
and when Crispin finds out who it is he
realises that there are people who don’t
want him there and are set on his on death.
He and Joslin together come to a terrible
climax in which they face a truly nightmarish
murderer watched the body’s almost graceful
progress until it reached the roof
of the nave. There, it teetered
on the edge, nearly lodged in the guttering,
then fell further like a monstrous bird
shot with an arrow. It hit the ground
below and spread out, still, sprawling as
if its arms and legs were carefully placed
in some strange
display in the grey moonlight, its
robe showed black against the stony ground,
almost like the wings of an angel of death.
then, useless now,” the murderer said, then
stepped back into the tower and felt a careful
way down to the foot of the ladder.
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