From nowhere, a man.
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.
“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.
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.
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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
Following a succession of late miscarriages and a subsequent suicide attempt, a recovering Grace relocates with her husband and young daughter, to renovate a tumbledown cottage in seemingly idyllic rural Oxfordshire. Shortly after the move, Grace is unsettled when confronted by the sinister image of a youth reflected in their living room mirror. As the family are accepted into the community, they learn some disturbing facts about their new home’s past.
Stumbling upon a neglected cemetery near the cottage, Grace and her daughter discover the graves of its former occupants, the Partlowes, including nine infants. Unintentionally pregnant once more, Grace is convinced she has become the focus for a menacing presence in the house. She has an increasing sense of foreboding, as she uncovers the disturbing truth about the fate of every infant who has lived in the cottage for almost three hundred years.
Are there indeed sinister forces at work? Or is the mentally fragile Grace heading for another breakdown?