Dark short story collection where things are never quite what they seem. Cynical soccer players, sinister secret departments and psychological sharpshooters.
Rich came to the Goa beaches for a much needed break, but this was not to be. Instead he’s gets caught up with local police investigating the murder of a local dancing girl. Wrenched away from romances and new friendships he suddenly finds himself on a perilous journey through dark forests and underworlds to prove his innocence.
When everything is at stake: marriage, money, your house and your reputation, there is no second chance if you lose.
Laurie is determined to prove to the sceptical Sally that he is no loser. But making that transition from naïve impoverished late adolescence to dynamic, confident, manhood proves to be a difficult and dangerous journey for him.
Caught in an Atlantic storm the ‘Annie L.’ is sinking. With its motley crew the trawler is an accident waiting to happen. They are hundreds of miles from their homeport on the picturesque Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland and there may be no chance of rescue. A rousing sea-faring tale of courage and determination, fear and faith.
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.
My Parakeet was an Anarchist (2009) is an eccentric collection of short essays that are quick to read and easy to digest. There are 46 separate pieces in this collection, especially designed for those with short attention spans.
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.
Based upon the author’s experiences in Rhodesia, this is a pacy story set in Zimbabwe during the turbulent years that followed independence. The story highlights the dangers of police work in the explosive climate during the years of terror and is woven around human suffering and the horrors that confronted the peoples both black and white.
This book contains a series of amusing golfing incidents and reflections designed to entertain. Learn how to outwit the committee, horrify the green keeper, get lucky against an unethical attack, embarrass your friends from overseas & keep an ear open for of the finest sound you are likely to hear on a golf course. It’s all here in faultless prose.