Death by aloe-seed is a light-hearted detective novel, set in an eighteenth-century Yorkshire village and featuring the hapless vicar saddled with a mind-boggling murder inquiry dumped on him by the less than capable officers of the law.
‘Full Marks’ tracks the fortunes of one of the Metropolitan Police’s finest officers as he tries to clear his name. A raft of accusations, laid before the IPPC, threatens to undermine his career. Powerful forces, ranged on either side of the investigation, are set to determine the course of DCI Dennis Marks’ professional and personal life.
From a seemingly insignificant murder of a girl, to high stake lobbyists, the story’s pendulum swings to a massacre in Namibia, to missing diamonds in Southern Africa, and then on to the courageous revolution of Nigerians against the status quo. In the end, Eden’s Diamond will best be remembered as a story of love and a hero’s ultimate sacrifice.
Two men are murdered a third survives. They are thousands of miles apart yet they have one common denominator. They all testified against a career criminal called Banks. He went to jail but escaped and is seeking revenge.
The survivor is Peterson, he is hiding in Canada's frozen north but someone in the police force is after him. Who is the mole?
Lionel Jagger, head of English at Mincliffe College in rural Worcestershire, is found dead in bed one morning, with his throat cut. Twenty-eight years old, erudite, talented, popular: an unlikely victim of murder. Inspector Wickfield and his assistant Sergeant Spooner trawl through his life, leaving no stone unturned to catch the cunning killer.
A respected teacher at a private girls’ school in rural Worcestershire, physically attracted to one of the Sixth-Form leavers discloses his feelings for her. Convinced that he has mishandled their final meeting, he writes her a letter of regret and then kills himself. The coroner’s verdict is suicide but Inspector Wickfield is called investigate.
Beaver's Brook Primary School is the subject of a scathing Ofsted inspection, which rips apart the school and its inhabitants, wrapping them in mystery and deceit.
As an inspector is found dead in the staff room, the fragile lives of the teachers are held to scrutiny and ridicule as their hopes and aspirations decompose beneath a tirade of mockery.
The wife of a London modernist composer, unhappy in her marriage, seeks fresh interests at Copenhagen University, gets involved in a student movement for a new world-order and meets a brutal death – back home. The investigation uncovers some dubious characters and a confusing web of possibilities, but DI Wickfield is equal to the challenge – just!
His perverted desire is to become the world’s most infamous serial killer. He is a psychopath, emulating killers like Jack the Ripper. A popular seaside resort becomes his stalking ground. The terror intensifies as the bodies of young women are discovered mutilated. Piece by piece the clues emerge, but the nightmare has only just began.