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    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.


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    “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.


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    A world without war?

    Professor Sawhele Fielding stumbles across an invention that would change the world; something so monumental, it could spell the end of environmental disaster and conflict. With the help of her father, a shadowy figure in the world of international banking, she begins to set into motion the biggest upheaval the planet has seen.

    But in a changed world, dark forces are threatening the fragile peace. Where modern technology is proving useless, old magic from a bygone era might just save the day. Adrian Oliver, expert in ancient religions is skeptical until faced with incontrovertible proof that ancient evil is abroad once again.

    How could a Utopian dream of free fuel and peaceful co-existence turn into a nightmare?

    Iamo, a priest of the Mother Goddess and Riga, a Black Shaman assassin captain, are thrown together – reluctantly at first – to face a threat that nobody could have imagined before “The Changes”.

    ALCHEMY is the prequel to Shaman’s Drum which features the adventures of Iamo and Riga through their world in the near future, where the established religions of our own days had been banned.


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    Writer Paddy Fields sets out to investigate the mysterious disappearing Isle of Larus – but never dreams he will find himself helping to defend it against a seemingly unstoppable enemy. His adventures with the gentle people of Larus lead him into a profound, exciting and life-changing experience.

    Can Paddy juggle fighting off rampaging pirates in the world of Larus as well as keeping the press in his own world from discovering the island’s secrets?

    Return to the elusive Isle of Larus for the final adventure in the trilogy.

    The Larus Trilogy:
    Isle of Larus
    Sea of Clouds
    All the Wild Weather


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    “In Attention to Death, Ailsa Abraham pulls off something I wouldn’t have thought possible – a steamy romance with a twist of murder and a splash of social conscience. A remarkable book that will have you turning pages as quickly as you can to find out what happens next.” ~ India Drummond, author of the Caledonia Fae series

    Finding a murderer among a group of killers is not going to be easy for two Royal Army Military Police investigators, Captain Angus Simpson and Staff-Sergeant Rafael ‘Raff’ Landen, whose Christmas leave is cancelled for an investigation into a suspicious death on a base in Germany.

    The case is further complicated by unhelpful senior officers who make pre-judgements on colour, creed, race and sexuality. Yet the insight of the investigators helps them uncover a sinister plot, although they too have something to hide: their own fledgling relationship.

    Will Angus and Raff be able to solve the murder without giving away their secret?

    The best and worst of human nature is represented in this story, which is why it is suggested for over 18s only.


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    Bethel Manor, an inspirational romance, takes place during the Victorian era with engaging characters such as the wealthy Fredrick Shaw and his feisty daughter, Clare.

    Enjoy the rugged countryside as James Winthrop Blackwell travels across England. Revel in the setting, Bethel Manor, a place of magnificence and style where servants know secrets and the owner is a man of propriety and integrity.

    James Winthrop comes of age and searches for answers after being abandoned as an infant at Alpheton House Orphanage. He must come to terms with the reasons for his abandonment and resolve how God can still use someone whose parents chose to cast them aside.

    Join James, Fredrick and Clare at Bethel Manor and discover for yourself how others can bring optimism and encouragement when life seems difficult and without hope.

    Fans of Downton Abbey will enjoy Bethel Manor!