The Mystery of the Missing Author – and how I tracked him down 20 years after he disappeared

Blood-Libel-paperback-cover-6-3D-smallThis week I published a new novel. Nothing unusual in that, but this one’s a bit different.

First, it’s not a new novel — it’s about 25 years old. Second, it’s not by me. Third, it’s by a writer who went missing for twenty years and who still remains something of an enigma.

The tale of how I tracked down Chuck Loyola is almost as mysterious as the brooding, dark, angry, noir-ish novel, Blood Libel, itself.  Almost, but not quite. But as publishing stories go, it has a few twists and turns and a whiff of mystery. Continue reading

Book launch and reading for Buried in Time

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I bring you news of a book launch and reading I’m performing tomorrow — Monday 13th July — in Moseley, Birmingham, for the most recent Touchstone book, BURIED IN TIME. You might not be able to make that – many people on my mailing list aren’t even in the UK, let alone Birmingham – but if you are local, do drop in.

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Touchstone Season One eBook Box Set out now at a bargain price for this week only…

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To celebrate the continuation of the Touchstone story with the imminent release of the first Season 2 book I’m releasing the entire Season One of Touchstone as an eBook ‘box set’. That’s all six touchstone books in one handy volume.

It will retail at a money-saving £5 for the set (as opposed to £11 if you buy each ebook separately) but for this week only I’m launching it at a jaw-dropping £1.97.

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Enter the world of Touchstone. Admission free

Touchstone-3dMy time travel historical adventure series, Touchstone, has been selling well since it reached its Season 1 climax with Fade to Grey. It sells every day and new fans are hopping on board all the time.

I’m about to launch Season 2 with a dark Victorian adventure involving a certain Jack the Ripper and one Arthur Conan Doyle, which will be out before Christmas.

But yesterday something special happened. The first book of the entire series, Touchstone 1: The Sins of the Fathers, went perma-free on Amazon.

This means it’s now free to download at all good online ebook retailers – Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks. Continue reading