Name change, and coming attractions

You’ll notice this blog’s new moniker above. “Dead Drop” wasn’t an entirely satisfactory representation of what I write, and in any case there’s another site which can lay far greater claim to the name. (And a great site it is, too.)

Coming in late January, and much later than I previously announced – I really need to avoid setting firm launch dates – is the new Martin Calvary thriller, Annihilation Myths. Following the mayhem of Severance Kill, the new book sees former assassin Calvary on the run from his pursuers The Chapel and holed up in rural France. One day, he encounters an old Army friend of his in Paris, and finds himself sucked into the machinations of a sinister populist organisation committed to some extreme changes to the French body politic…

The fourth novel in the John Purkiss series, Tundra, a claustrophobic thriller set in a Siberian research station, will be out as close to the end of March as I can make it.


Once again, happy New Year, and keep reading!


Coming soon

Coming soon


Exclusive offer for mailing list subscribers

To thank everyone who’s joined my new-release mailing list, I’m offering a new 8,000-word John Purkiss short story, SPIKED, in mobi, epub and PDF format, downloadable upon sign-up. SPIKED sees Purkiss in Hong Kong a few days before Christmas, investigating the stabbing to death of a British intelligence agent. A second agent has been accused of the murder – but is the case as cut-and-dried as it seems? And can Purkiss escape the Triads in time to solve the crime?

SPIKED isn’t available anywhere else, so if you haven’t yet signed up to the list, you can do so here.


Thanks for all your support of my books in 2013, and happy New Year!

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