"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 prequel to the Makepeace and Grimes series of Gothic mysteries. Dare you download it (it's free!)

The Long Night

How would you wipe out the human race? By offering them a way to live long, healthy lives and then to pull the plug.

Solly Masters is drowning his sorrows in a Manhattan bar when people begin to drop dead around him.

Over the course of one long night, America dies and Solly must navigate thousands of miles against all the odds in a desperate bid to find out if his family has survived.

The Long Night is book 1 in a thrilling series of post apocalyptic novels co-written with million selling author Mike Kraus. Dare you find out what happens when your Fitbit turns against you?

Welcome

Thanks very much for visiting my website. You can find out about my books, both my comic fantasy novels and my science fiction as well as my obsession with the great, and much missed, Sir Terry Pratchett.
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Sweet Fanny Adams

You may imagine that "Sweet FA" stands for "Sweet F All", but, in fact, it's derived from a notorious murder that took place in 1867 - and it happened in the little market town I call home. Fanny Adams was an 8 year old who lived in Alton, Hampshire, with her parents...

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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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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