"Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Sherlock Holmes"

On the streets of Victorian London lurks a sinister threat. And those who defend us from it.

Dare you open this account of the war against The Others? The stories contained within this journal will haunt you and you'll never again look upon a shadow beneath a street light without fearing what may lurk there.

This is the first part of the first Makepeace and Grimes novel. Download it and be in at the beginning of this series.


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Makepeace and Grimes

A new direction You know, every now and again, an idea occurs that is too good to be left until later. I’d just finished the fourth book in the Robot Empire series (Sledgehammer) and was organising a group promotion for some author friends who write historical...

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Marley and Ma

This is a Christmas story inspired by A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I hope you enjoy it 😉 Marley McCarthy is not looking forward to Christmas. All his mates get better pressies than him and, because of this, he hates going back to school in January. While he...

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Sorcery, Discworld Book 5 Review

This is the story of Coin, the eighth son of an eighth son of an eighth son - and it's therefore superficially similar to Equal Rites. One problem with the story is that the main character is pretty unlikeable, but the other main problem is Rincewind, who has, by this...

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Mort by Terry Pratchett – Review

Mort is the fourth book in the Discworld series, and the great man was really hitting his stride. Mort(imer) is a young, gangly, lad with few job prospects - so few that, at the apprentice's market, he ends up the only unhired job applicant. Fortunately (or not),...

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Amateur Grammatics – A Comic Fantasy (FREE audio book)

Amateur Grammatics is my novelette (get a FREE copy here) featuring the world's most arthritic witch and her encounter with a creepy fairground. On a whim, I recorded and edited it in a couple of days, so I hope you'll enjoy my dramatic performance! At just under and...

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Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett – Review

Equal Rites is the third book set on the Discworld and the first not to focus on Rincewind - although it does feature wizards. As the eighth son of an eighth son, Eskarina Smith was destined to be a powerful wizard. The only problem is, she's a girl - a fact that...

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Have a listen

I’ve recorded an audio version of my novelette: Amateur Grammatics. You can listen to it below or find it on Audible