This is a fictionalised account of the last two weeks of Captain James Cook's life written in two parts: The events leading up to his murder by the Hawaiians are contained in Part One. The second part deals with attempts by his successor and friend to retrieve his remains for Christian burial. The book is based on authentic research and facts.
Find out how Moses writes to God for clarification on matters of the utmost urgency. Hold your breath as an almost perfect insurance scam comes disastrously unstuck in the most unexpected way. Shake your head at Mike's naiveté in dealing with a stranger in black. A collection of unique gems.
One for the short story enthusiast, ‘Short Stories Volume Two’ will fill that coffee break or evening by the fire with another insight into Neal James’ varied writing styles. There’s romance, crime, horror, science fiction, and just a hint of the paranormal among the twenty-six tales which he has spun for you.
Murder and mystery: two young men whose paths were doomed to cross even before they were born. Billy Turpin grows up to become a successful businessman, with charismatic charm. James Parker becomes a doctor, often suffering fits of depression and who suspects that his generous benefactor: Billy Turpin, is also a psychopathic killer.
A short essay/story anthology with 59 individual vignettes about the oddities of everyday life. This book has both nonsensical and serious pieces included.
The Hon. Mr and Mrs Bede Lambton, of Abberton Hall in Worcestershire, persuade their nephew Gregory to enter a competition run by the Syrian Ministry of Tourism. Gregory, a student in the archaeology department of Bristol University, produces a paper called ‘The Syrian Sapphire’. Subsequently Gregory’s housemate Sheena Morrison is murdered.
The Alkan Murder is a crime novel in the best British traditions of the genre, with red herrings and stimulating asides galore. The story is set in the present in a North Yorkshire hamlet. It allows the alert reader to identify the murderer in a helter-skelter of an investigation conducted by a seasoned but baffled detective team.
The ghosts of The Assembly Room have been waiting for someone to unlock their secrets, and 14 year old Merryn Stearne has arrived. For Merryn the future should have been perfect–a new home in the idyllic Suffolk countryside and romance with the gorgeous boy next door. If only the past would stop interfering with the present.
The book is a light-hearted detective story set in an eighteenth-century Yorkshire village. The vicar finds himself at the centre of an intrigue which leaves him bewildered – and in danger! - and no one else seems able or willing to investigate it. His reaction to the explanation, when he blunders into it, is both effective and humane.