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With a bank holiday and maybe time to kill, why not settle down to read an historical family saga? Until 1st May, Brothers and Sisters of Byland Crescent is free to download on Amazon. Perhaps a review like this will tempt you.

5.0 out of 5 stars  A wonderful book Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on 2 February 2023 Verified Purchase

“A total surprise to me, not read anything from this author before,
Wow a total delight unfolded, story after story of the families fortunes, ups and downs, all described using wonderful prose,
A “couldn’t put it down book” leading to many late nights,
Definitely one of the best books I’ve ever read”

It’s a double day

This is unusual . . . today, 1st March, I have two versions of one book out on the same day! How strange is that? Storm Clouds over Byland Crescent, book two in the Cowgill Family Saga, has today both the Large Print available for libraries from W F Howes, and the Audio version available from Bolinda Audio to listen to. If I can find time to spare, I may just do that.

Audio, Storm Clouds over Byland Crescent

I shall have to spare 10 hours and 45 minutes at the beginning of March, as book 2 in the Cowgill Family Saga is released in Audio on the 1st.

Again read by Nathaniel Priestley, I’m really looking for ward to hearing it. Of course the DI Mike Nash I’m currently working on will have to wait a short while. Alternatively, I could try typing faster, but if I do that, I’ll get complaints from the in-house editor at the volume of typos — and I can manage enough of them without encouragement!

Bargain Audio

Audio available at half price (£12.50) until 14 February, the sixth in my DI Mike Nash thriller series.

With Amazon reviews, like this, I hope you find it interesting: thank you Robert Crouch . . .

“The sixth book in this excellent series, featuring DI Mike Nash and his team, is another twisting, action-packed cracker.

A woman goes missing while her husband is playing golf in Spain. It appears she’s been abducted by a vicious serial killer, dubbed the Cremator by the press. Nash isn’t convinced, but he’s got his own distractions to deal with. With the thin blue line stretched to breaking, a security van is held up.

Is it coincidence or is there a connection? When more violence and mayhem follow, it’s clear there’s a lot to unravel.

It takes some time to piece together what’s happening in this story, but that’s the beauty of an intriguing mystery. And the more complicated it gets, the more you turn the pages, eager to make sense of what’s happening. That’s the power of the storytelling that drives this police procedural thriller.

I enjoyed catching up with the characters, the humour that lightens the dark tone of the storylines, and the surprises that emerge as Nash begins to piece everything together. Like all the previous books, the climax is exciting and action-packed.”


Ho, Ho, Ho!

It’s that time again when I wish all my friends and readers the seasonal greeting. It’s been a busy year, during which time we managed to venture abroad for the first time in three years, and I promised to actually have a break and not do any writing . . . but I’m an author, what more can I say? Now with the next DI Nash completed, three more in the pipe-line, and the re-write of the fourth book of the saga almost completed, I think I will take that break, well over Christmas at least. Over New Year, I can listen to the Audio of Brothers and Sisters of Byland Crescent, released on January 1. A good way to start 2023.

So may I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Saga Audio, pre-order now

Now available to pre-order and due for release on 1st January 2023, the audio version of Brothers and Sisters of Byland Crescent, the first in the Cowgill Family Saga.

Published by Bolinda Audio, and narrated by Nathaniel Priestly, I’ve heard the audition tape and it’s good. So looking forward to listening to this.

Back to the cold climate

We may have been on holiday in our favourite Greek hideaway but that doesn’t mean time has stood still in the creative world. Whilst sunning ourselves in much warmer climates the cover has been approved for the large print version of Brothers and Sisters of Byland Crescent. I have also had a sneak preview (or should that be listen to?) the narrator for the Audio Book which will be released on 1st January 2023 — that will be some celebration to start the new year.

We also had to celebrate the launch of Skeletons in the Closet, the 15th Mike Nash thriller, on 12th October when it shot to #1 in the Australian Kindle charts. Needless to say, there was a lot of Raki drunk that night!

Read for Free

If you want to get to know the Cowgill family, here is your opportunity. Until 23:59 on Saturday Brothers and Sisters of Byland Crescent is available to download for free, then it will be the bargain price of 99p until 1st December.

The Next Cover

Here’s a sneak peak at the cover for the fifteenth DI Mike Nash thriller. All we need now is the date it will be available for pre-order on Amazon, and the release date from my publisher When I have that information, you will be the next to know.

I need a holiday

I’ve just returned the edit to my publisher, , for Mike Nash #15, Skeletons in the Closet. I don’t have the cover or release date yet, but watch this space. I looked at the all titles in the series and realised just how much work I’ve put in. Our last holiday abroad, like may others, was in 2019 and I think we deserve another. Watching the queues and problems at the UK airports, and wondering if we should take the risk, became second place to the fact that we have missed all the friends we see in our favourite destination. So, the in-house editor got to work, found a flight, and suddenly she’s talking about packing and suitcases — I’ll keep out of the way, working on book four of the Cowgill Family Saga.