Neal James takes his sequel to ‘A Ticket to Tewkesbury’ into a frighteningly possible future. ‘Day of the Phoenix’ portrays a fictional Britain where the use of the ballot box is manipulated to further the aims of a radical political society, and where the lessons of history are all too easily forgotten.
Peter Milton had always promised himself he would never again live in poverty, as he had done as a child. That promise became an obsession, so great, it took over his life.
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.
A boy is born into a 17th century town beset by war, his struggle to look after his family becomes inevitably perilous. The relative peace that followed offered little stability for those who would endeavour to better their life. But in these times, ambition embroiled the best of intentions into the scheming of others. His battle is our history.
A mountain biking vacation in Mexico goes awry when vacationers and their two guides stumble into a massacre between rebel forces and militia over drugs and antique gold coins. The race for survival is on, the group is forced to deal with greed and betrayal, while being hunted by determined criminals who will stop at nothing to recover their loot.
A summer evening’s chance encounter throws together two people of opposite social class who, despite a natural mutual attraction, should never have met.
Kathryn Fitzpatrick is a lady, the daughter of a much-respected gentleman but she is impulsive, ruled by her heart. When she meets Duncan Brown, a lowly gardener a special love is ignited.
‘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.
The deputy head of a Glasgow city school, Paul Tanner, has been murdered! Kate Farnham, a colleague, discovers him dead in his Clydeside flat. The Chief Inspector, Dan O'Donnovan, is determined to leave no stone unturned. Suspect or target? That is the question which dominates O'Donnovan's thinking about Kate, but there are more twists to come.