‘The White Rajah’: some background and a cover reveal.

It's less than a month since the publication of Burke in Ireland. I had been hoping for the chance to concentrate on writing the next book in the series, but have been rather caught up by events. I had always intended to republish the John Williamson Papers which...

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Writing (or not) and coping (or not)

I’ve been working on the next book about James Burke and I have a scene where he is fighting his way out of the Conciegerie in Paris. (This one is a lot of fun and a bit of a relief after the rather heavy story in Burke in Ireland.) I was looking up some floor plans...

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The Eagle and the Viper: Loren Estleman

The Eagle and the Viper: Loren Estleman

Loren Estleman’s latest, The Eagle and the Viper, is the story of an attempt to assassinate Napoleon. In fact, it’s the story of two attempts to assassinate Napoleon: the first the real-life attempt in 1800 which is often cited as the first-ever use of a vehicular IED, the second a fictional effort the following year. Spoiler: Napoleon survives.

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Beating the Lockdown Blues

Beating the Lockdown Blues

Last Friday was publication day for Burke in Ireland which is the third new book I have published in lockdown. (They weren't all written in lockdown, though Something Wicked mostly was. Plus I had a short story that was published in a collection last summer. There...

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And the last shall be first.

And the last shall be first.

Burke in Ireland is Burke’s first adventure as a spy. All the Burke stories stand alone but if you haven’t read any of the others and, for whatever reason, don’t fancy starting with Burke in the Land of Silver, this is an excellent introduction to the character.

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Burke in Ireland cover reveal

Burke in Ireland cover reveal

So here it is: No stirring military imagery on this one. This story is Burke's first adventure in espionage -- before he went to Egypt (Burke and the Bedouin) or Argentina (Burke in the Land of Silver). Seconded from the Army to assist the Alien Office in its dirty...

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Burke is back!

So, here are the dates you need to know:

MONDAY 8th (for one week): Offer price on Burke in the Land of Silver
FRIDAY 12th: Cover reveal for Burke in Ireland
FRIDAY 19th: Publication of Burke in Ireland

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‘Something Wicked’ this way comes

‘Something Wicked’ this way comes

Today's the day! Something Wicked is published today. You can buy it on Kindle at £2.99/$3.99 or in paperback at £5.99/$8.30. What do you get for your money? Something wicked is a vampire/police procedural crossover. It is firmly tongue-in-cheek and, according to one...

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