New plug


No, this isn’t a post about some dull DIY project I’ve undertaken. The sequel to my debut novel, Ratcatcher, will be published in November. Titled Delivering Caliban, it features the return of John Purkiss, scourge of rogue intelligence agents everywhere. Darker, meaner and bloodier than the first book, it takes Purkiss in new directions: geographically, emotionally, and morally…

Here’s the cover, by the excellent Jane Dixon-Smith. Jane’s website is: http://www.jdsmith-design.co.uk/.

Hope you like it!

A warning to the wise


Stephen Leather, bestselling thriller author, has outed himself as a user of highly underhand and dishonest techniques in promoting his books on Amazon. Novelist and journalist Jeremy Duns hasn’t let him get away with it. I urge you to read Jeremy’s devastating point-by-point case against him here.

I’m not mentioning this because of envy of Leather’s sales figures, or schadenfreude. Leather and his practices are dirtying the reputation of authors, especially self-published authors like me.

Please avoid Leather’s work and spread the word.

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