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Mobocracy Cover Reveal

Mobocracy cover reveal and it will be Book 3 in the Detective Matt Deal Thriller series following on from Mercy and Mayhem. All three books are set in the not too distant future. Yes. all the Ms in this series of murder and mayhem. Why Mobocracy? It was suggested by...

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Mobocracy Cover Reveal

Mobocracy Cover Reveal

Mobocracy cover reveal and it will be Book 3 in the Detective Matt Deal Thriller series following on from Mercy and Mayhem. All three books are set in the not too distant future. Yes. all the Ms in this series of murder and mayhem. Why Mobocracy? It was suggested by...

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How the Japanese Concept of Ikigai Works for Me

How the Japanese Concept of Ikigai Works for Me

My wife recently posted about Ikigai on Facebook in these terms: TEN RULES OF IKIGAI (The Japanese art to a long and happy life - enjoy every nanoseconds of the rest of your life) 1. STAY ACTIVE; DON’T RETIRE. Those who give up the things they love doing and do well...

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Mercy Has a New Fan

Mercy Has a New Fan

Mercy has a new fan and it's not often I reproduce reviews of my own books, but tell the truth I was impressed and delighted with this recent review. Impressed because of the unusual style. Delighted... well, you can read why I felt that way. Here is the review: Tony...

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Consulting Cops UK

Consulting Cops UK

Consulting Cops UK provide an advisory service to writers who strive for authenticity in scenes in their books or screenplays. CCUK has assembled a team of experts able to advise any writer on many aspects of police procedures and investigations. They mainly have a UK...

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Operation Julie Podcast

Operation Julie Podcast

I’m delighted to inform you there’s a wonderful 4-part podcast produced by True Crime Investigators UK. John and Sally are the people behind the podcast. They also present it in a friendly, laid back way but they are knowledgeable too as both are former serving police...

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Foul Language in Crime Fiction

Foul Language in Crime Fiction

I originally wrote all about this topic in one of my email campaigns. My readers appeared to enjoy it even if a small minority didn't agree with all I wrote. I thought I would share it to a wider audience.  “In crime fiction, foul language is justified on the ground...

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The Simple Art of Murder

The Simple Art of Murder

What did I think of The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler? Overall, I liked it. It was worth reading if only for Chandler's essay of the same title of this collection of short stories published by the Atlantic in 1950. It appears at the beginning of this book....

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Operation Julie Latest Developments

Operation Julie Latest Developments

Some of you with sharp eyes may have noticed the recent changes to my website. For example, I have included contact details for my literary agent. Indeed, I now have an agent and he negotiated a book publishing deal on my behalf with Penguin Random House UK. The Ebury...

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