• img-book

    A university intrigue.

    A prestigious Vice-Chancellor receives two formal complaints just before he is due to retire.

    The underlying theme throughout weaves a potent, cultural mix between Maliha, a Muslim student, and Jenny, a Jewish secretary. How will they get on, especially working for the same hated professor, Axel Sloan?

    Whilst studying for her PhD, Maliha suffers a horrifying rape at university. How will she be able to cope? At the same time, Jenny suffers constant anti-semitic remarks.

    Also embroiled in the intrigue are a family at war with modern society, two disgruntled lecturers, a Vice-Chancellor with a secret and a crazy office cleaner. So, in the end, who actually killed Professor Axel Sloan?

    3rd Degree Murder – a tale of revenge and blackmail; indeed a dish best served cold.


  • img-book

    Robbie MacFarlane is a disappointment to his father.

    Named after the top striker of Hearts Football Club, his dad calls him their lucky mascot, but Robbie has two left feet and secretly spends his time in the world of books.
    His dad says books are for girls.

    A Beautiful Game is an honest, deeply moving coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to the days of school bullies, first dates and graffiti on playground walls.


  • img-book

    “A shockingly good debut novel about what happens when one world brutally ends and a new world begins. Self-consciously elbows its way into the company of J.G. Ballard’s Empire of the Sun and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road – and like those great books, it will stay with you for long after you have read the final page. A cracking good read that has at its black heart hope, humanity and a dream of escape.
    Tony Parsons, International Bestselling Author of Man and Boy

    Michael’s life is good.
    He’s in love and about to leave home for university. Things couldn’t be better.

    Then a natural disaster hits Britain.

    With his family and friends dead, and no help forthcoming from the government, Michael sets off, alone, aiming to reach the potential safety of the continent. Along the way, he forges a new family amongst the ruins of England when he is joined by former teacher, David, parish council head, Judith, and Zanna, a student.

    As the group travels south, what remains of society deteriorates around them, revealing the darkest aspects of human desire. Amongst so much darkness, Michael must fight to uphold his own ideals.

    A tale of coming of age on a road where rules no longer apply.


  • img-book

    It’s the end of October and the Sanford Third Age Club are on one of their outings, this time to York, with an overnight stay in the haunted Palmer Hotel.

    As the witching hour approaches, things begin to happen. A valuable necklace goes missing and a guest is found dead. Joe Murray and his constant companions Sheila Riley and Brenda Jump are in the thick of it once more.

    What is arrogant MP, Edgar Prudhoe, up to? How much does his prospective son-in-law, Callum McGuire, hate him? Is Deirdre Prudhoe really as drunk as she appears? What is the history behind Yvonne Naylor’s mangled hand? And where does Geoff Vallance fit into it all?

    With Linda Ellis and Rick Hart orchestrating ghostly goings on at The Old Inn, the puzzle is cranked up several notches when one of the suspects does a runner and a second body is found.

    A host of suspects. A range of motives. It’s a complex and maddening puzzle for Joe and his chums in this, the third in the STAC Mysteries series. Is the master detective up to it?

    It all adds up to one thing…

    It’s MURDER at Halloween
    Now complete the collection. Grab the full, bestselling STAC series:

    THE FILEY CONNECTION
    THE I-SPY MURDERS
    A HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE
    A MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS
    MURDER AT THE MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND
    MY DEADLY VALENTINE
    THE CHOCOLATE EGG MURDERS
    THE SUMMER WEDDING MURDER
    COSTA DEL MURDER
    CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
    DEATH IN DISTRIBUTION
    A KILLING IN THE FAMILY
    A THEATRICAL MURDER
    TRIAL BY FIRE


  • img-book

    It’s the height of summer, the days are long and hot and there’s not a cloud in the sky. But these are dark days for the relocated The Lazy Luncheonette.

    And then along comes Sir Douglas Ballantyne, a billionaire threatened with murder, and he wants Joe to investigate.

    Arriving at the Ballantyne residence, in the heart of Lancashire Witch country, Joe, Sheila and Brenda find that all is not happy families, but which of the sons, daughters and in-laws wants Sir Douglas dead?
    When the old man is attacked and his life left hanging in the balance, Joe must tackle the closed ranks of the family in order to unmask a devilish and devious assailant.

    IT’S MURDER IN THE FAMILY

    “Kept me guessing” Maureen Vincent-Northam – editor.

    Now complete the collection. Grab the full, bestselling STAC series:

    THE FILEY CONNECTION
    THE I-SPY MURDERS
    A HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE
    A MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS
    MURDER AT THE MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND
    MY DEADLY VALENTINE
    THE CHOCOLATE EGG MURDERS
    THE SUMMER WEDDING MURDER
    COSTA DEL MURDER
    CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
    DEATH IN DISTRIBUTION
    A KILLING IN THE FAMILY
    A THEATRICAL MURDER

    And, by the same author:

    VOICES
    THE HANDSHAKER
    ** NEW ** THE DEEP SECRET


  • img-book

    At the age of twenty-four, Chantelle Rose has all a city girl can expect: a tiny bed-sit in South London, a lousy poorly-paid job, a tyrannical boss, and quite a few exes added to an ever-growing list.

    Desperate for change, she becomes an extra in a seedy crime film. When that leads to the opportunity of a lifetime – a role to play with a million dollars to win and seemingly nothing to lose – she accepts without thinking twice. After all, what could possibly go wrong? In any event, she´ll earn enough to buy her dream home, set up her own business and never worry about money again.

    And what about love? Two men have won her heart: Robbie – sultry, silent, mysterious; and Lionel – Hollywood heart-throb, charm, wealth, adventure.

    But who can she trust? Who is bent on scaring her away, and why?

    There seems to be more at stake than just her heart. Will a million dollars be worth it?


  • img-book

    Christmas and the Sanford Third Age Club are living it up at the Regency Hotel. But on a snowy Christmas morning, there’s murder afoot, and it’s up to Joe, Sheila and Brenda to find the killer.

    There are so many questions to answer.

    How much hatred flows round the hotel, what game is Jennifer playing, what is the meaning of the cryptic pictogram found near the victim, how does a long lost penny fit into it all and how many times will Joe have to search the hotel dustbins?

    For the Yorkshire sleuths, it’s a taxing mystery, marinated in a yuletide party atmosphere.
    Now complete the collection. Grab the full, bestselling STAC series:

    THE FILEY CONNECTION
    THE I-SPY MURDERS
    A HALLOWEEN HOMICIDE
    A MURDER FOR CHRISTMAS
    MURDER AT THE MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND
    MY DEADLY VALENTINE
    THE CHOCOLATE EGG MURDERS
    THE SUMMER WEDDING MURDER
    COSTA DEL MURDER
    CHRISTMAS CRACKERS
    DEATH IN DISTRIBUTION
    A KILLING IN THE FAMILY
    A THEATRICAL MURDER
    TRIAL BY FIRE

    By the same author:

    VOICES
    THE HANDSHAKER
    THE DEEP SECRET


  • img-book

    Successful artist Jonah Briggs is a man who has made mistakes. Aged just eighteen, he was sent to prison for two years, leaving his family shattered and his first love, Sally, to wait for his return.

    But at eighteen, two years seem like a lifetime, and some promises are hard to keep.

    When Jonah reappears in her life, Sally finds herself torn between him and Ewan, the young Cornish farmer she has married, divided between loyalty and passion, duty and love.

    Over the course of almost two decades, through meetings and partings, secrets and revelations, and two momentous summers, Jonah will have to confront his past and heal old wounds, while Sally will face the consequences of her choices – whether to follow her conscience or her heart.


  • img-book

    The show must go on

    Howling winds, driving rain, freezing temperatures. The New Year has come in with a nasty bite, but the Sanford 3rd Age Club brave the elements to visit Skegness for a performance of Hamlet, starring the granddaughter of one of their own. But when one of the cast is murdered on stage, it’s a call to action for Joe, Sheila and Brenda.

    Shot or poisoned? Was the killing linked to drugs? Or was it related to a road accident in the dim and distant past. Does it involve the very public antipathy between the victim and star of a nearby pantomime?

    With suspects who are all actors, how are Joe, Sheila and Brenda supposed to know who is telling the truth and who is lying?

    IT’S MURDER TREADING THE BOARDS


  • img-book

    RAVAGED BY WAR …AD 71. After the battle at Whorl, Brennus of Garrigill is irrevocably changed. Returning to Marske, Ineda finds her grandmother dead, though Brennus is not. Snared by a Roman patrol, they are marched to Witton where he is forced to labour for the Roman IX Legion. Embracing his new identity as Bran, Brennus vows to avert Roman occupation of northernmost Brigantia. Ineda becomes his doughty spying accomplice, though sometimes she’s too impetuous. Trading with the Romans lends excellent opportunities for information gathering. Over time, Bran’s feelings for Ineda mar with his loyalty to Ineda’s father. When she disappears, and cannot be found, Bran enters direct service with Venutius, King of the Brigantes.