Haunted Town

A boy out of time. A girl to save Britain. A war between them…

Drawn to a portrait of 1940s screen star, Eleanor Gale, teenager Mitch finds himself pursuing a romance across oceans of time while foiling a Nazi plot to invade Britain.

In 1984, young Raheem ‘Mitch’ Mitchell is a teenager who doesn’t fit. A ‘young fogey’ in vintage clothes, obsessed with old music and old movies, suffering fits that mystify doctors, he is a boy out of time.

Falling in love with long lost movie star Eleanor Gale, he visits the Welsh town where her greatest film was shot…

… and finds himself back in time, face to face with the woman of his dreams.

In 1941, he works on the film that might save Britain from Nazi invasion, and investigates the traitor in their midst who is working to make that invasion happen. But just who is the secret German spy? Is it the cinematographer who was trained in Berlin before the war? Is it dashing actor and love rival Denholm Bourne?

Or might it be Eleanor herself? Just what dark secret is she hiding?

Mystery, suspense, secrets, romance, and a good old dose of derring-do. Haunted Town is the latest historical thriller in the Touchstone Origins series.

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Unfinished Sympathy

Mystery, suspense, blackmail and scandal in 1908 New York…

To live for you, to die for you…

Searching for his long lost love, reluctant time traveler Mitch finds himself in 1908 New York, caught up in a dark case of blackmail and secrets with famous composer Gustav Mahler and his wife Alma.

Investigating a mysterious threatening letter, Mitch must walk two contrasting worlds: uptown high society where opera-loving millionaires plot and scheme, and downtown ghettos where Jewish mobsters battle Chinatown gangsters for control of jazz clubs and nickelodeons.

Featuring a teenage Irving Berlin, jazz pioneer James Reese Europe, a young Duke Ellington, corrupt police chief Charles Becker, and notorious gangsters Big Jack Zelig and Mock Duck, Unfinished Sympathy is a gripping thriller of murder, blackmail, adultery and scandal set in the last days of New York’s Gilded Age.

The Ghosts of Paradise Place

Katherine Bright’s first timeslip

A Touchstone Origins novella

The dark anti-heroine of the bestselling time travel saga gets her own personal origin story in this novella that reveals how she first found her touchstone.

Taking up her new job at Birmingham Central Library, Kath Bright is haunted by sinister occurrences in the modernist concrete complex.

It’s 2008 and Kath is recovering from a failed relationship while Britain slides into its first credit crunch Christmas. But money and love troubles are not Kath’s only concern as she uncovers a chilling tale of witch hunts and a Victorian murder mystery from the archives.
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The perfect book launch – Bright Star Rising over the Dovecote

You can’t fail to have noticed that the next book in the Touchstone saga is out this summer – BRIGHT STAR RISING – where Buffalo Bill meets the Peaky Blinders and the Wild West spills out onto the streets of Victorian Birmingham.

Thinking of how to do something different with the launch, I hit on the idea of a location from the book. Getting 100 Lakota braves to ride down New Street (as Buffalo Bill did in 1887) was a bit beyond my budget, but what if I could stage a launch event somewhere more achievable, like St Mary’s churchyard, or… well, look at that… how about the Moseley Dovecote?

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