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Religious intolerance #history

While events were unfolding in France, my OU course saw me writing an essay about 16th century Protestant Reformation. This juxtaposing of issues set me to thinking about French religious… Read more »

Have you in my sights… #thriller

I have you in my sights for 2015 January seems to last forever! What you need is a good thriller to warm up those dark chilly nights – with dark… Read more »

Gifts for Christmas? Pack #2

Still pondering that last gift for someone for Christmas, and prefer non-fiction? If you know someone wanting to become the next hi-tech billionaire then here’s some essential reading: The PC… Read more »

Gifts for Christmas?

If you are pondering that last gift for someone for Christmas: – want something thrilling? that takes you to exotic locations around the world? involves every type of crime you… Read more »

Christopher Marlowe – Shakespeare? Spy? #history

Christopher Marlowe This week I was required to look at Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus – but I confess I found Christopher Marlowe more intriguing than his play. He has of course… Read more »

Ghost Town – 1981 riots #history

This week, on my course, one of  the most interesting tasks has been to analyse the Ghost Town by the Ska/2-Tone group The Specials. It became record of the year in… Read more »

Time Out! #writing

It may come as some relief to many – but my daily posts will be taking a break! – just starting a three-year degree course in History and need to… Read more »

Sun City drubbing #thriller

Excerpt from Route of Evil Theo needed to win some cash so he would not be obliged to take the very next job that came along. At the blackjack table… Read more »

The remarkable queen of the Basques – Jeanne of Navarre #history

Extract from 1492 and all that! Henry II of Navarre married very well, to Marguerite of Angoulême the sister of King Francis I of France. Their daughter Jeanne d’Albret was… Read more »

It’s today! Route of Evil is now fully available…

My latest thriller is available today – from these great eBook and paperback retailers: Amazon on all twelve national Amazon sites (for Kindle or Paperback) Kindle UK – Kindle USA… Read more »

Kidnap in São Paulo #thriller

Excerpt from Route of Evil The lobby was a shared one that used a reception service set off to one side of the doors. It provided comfortable chairs for those… Read more »

Caught in the act – by a drone! #thriller

Excerpt from Route of Evil More than 3,000 miles away in an old airport hangar in Lincolnshire in the UK a pilot of a drone scrambled his superiors to join… Read more »

 

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