About

Welcome to my world as an author and audiobook narrator

In the past I’ve been a copywriter. This meant promoting anything from bottle openers in Australia to condominiums in Florida. I’ve also had short stints selling Spanish houses to expats, teaching English in Spain and many other odd jobs.

I’ve travelled a lot around Spain and have spent time in London, San Francisco, the Caribbean and around Europe.

My aim as a storyteller is to bring you other worlds and perspectives – and bring those worlds to life. Mostly in a comic, entrancing, emotionally satisfying and vividly visual way.

I’ve always been very tuned in to people, places, objects and atmospheres. I feel it’s my role while I’m still around, to bring and share that vision with other people. It makes this world a richer place.

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The Foreign Desk
Available on Kindle UKKindle USPaperback UK Paperback US and Audiobook US / UK

Bumbling journalist Henry Henderson is on his next assignment. This time to the sleepy skiing town of Creleon, Spain.  Dispatched by his paranoid boss, Henderson goes on a quest for a weather altering machine that could change the world as we know it.  Jolly japes ensue, although a storm seems to be brewing that could be his last on the foreign desk.

Expect to be charmed as you are transported to a time of chummy old-school journalists, clacking typewriters and daring adventure. Inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel and Stefan Zweig, this novella is an amusing, blustering and heartwarming romp through the mountains.

The Very Foreign Desk – Kindle Edition
Amazon UK / Amazon US
£1.99 / $2.99

Newspaper mogul Mylocent Winecroft is eager for his knighthood. But after journalist Henry Henderson almost decimates this prospect, Henderson is promoted to foreign correspondent and promptly dispatched to Morocco. Caught in the whirlwind of mad monkeys, deep fried snails and a lack of booze Henderson loses his marbles while searching for the Gujat tribe and their black magic. Join HH on this dizzying sensorial-overload of a prequel to The Foreign Desk. Don’t miss out on this comic and intense cozy mystery through bizarre bazaars following a fate that cannot be avoided.

 

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An Element of Deceit
Audible US / Audible UK

During a late-night storm, the abrupt arrival of a distraught client on the doorstep of 221B Baker Street forces Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson to investigate a case that will lead them through the most sinister streets and alleys of London, confronting dangerous and vicious criminals along the way.

The consulting detective and his companion are put to the test when a young woman is found brutally murdered in her lodgings. Scotland Yard is at a loss, and time is running out for the two protagonists, with scant evidence and a growing list of suspects.

Through his investigations, Sherlock Holmes senses something more complex is afoot, but he is unable to uncover the full truth until the culprits are revealed and the case is brought to a successful resolution. Until then, he is forced to play a treacherous game that will test both his mental and emotional qualities.

The Trials Of Sherlock Holmes

#1 Top-Selling Audiobook July 2017 for MX Publishing, The Largest Sherlock Holmes Publisher in the World

It is a cold London morning in 1887, and the discovery of a dead man in an abandoned house plunges Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson into a series of eight trying cases that will test the friendship of the two companions and threaten the safety of the country itself.

From a staged murder to an impossible suicide, the theft of a national document to the disappearance of an entire family, London’s foremost consulting detective and his faithful companion must seek out the clues and venture into the very heart of each mystery. All the while a sinister force, lurking amid the busy streets of London, stalks their every case, testing their own mental and physical prowess; ultimately they require the assistance of their closest allies, including Mycroft Holmes and the unsophisticated Inspectors Gregson and Lestrade. Will Holmes and Watson be able to avert the approaching threat that appears to be vengefully heading straight for them?

The Practical Handbook of Bee Culture

In the summer of 2016, retired broadcaster Paul Ashton made an astounding discovery at a car boot sale in Sussex. He found a copy of Sherlock Holmes’s Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, and bought it. No other copy of this legendary volume – the only book Holmes wrote – has ever come to light.

The Handbook is the journal kept by Holmes from 1904 to 1912. 1904 was the year he retired from active investigation and moved to a farmhouse in East Dean. In 1912 he came out of retirement and left East Dean in order to outwit the German spy network in Britain on the eve of World War I.

Rendezvous At The Populaire

Sherlock Holmes has retired. After a cruel accident during a fruitless chase for Moriarty, Holmes is maimed badly enough that he declares he will no longer solve the crimes of the London streets. But then a letter comes.

A letter imploring him to investigate the Opera Populaire’s ghost. The spectre everyone has heard rumours of, but only one has seen.

I Will Find The Answer

Erik has returned and has brought an interesting character to Holmes’s attention: Dr. Henry Jekyll. It appears Jekyll is experimenting on an unsanctioned patient in an effort to prove his theories concerning human nature correct. But who is the patient he’s found?

Is it his mentally ill father, shut away for years in an institution? Is it Simon Stride, the jealous former suitor of Jekyll’s fiancée? Or could it be the mysterious, unsavoury murderer, Edward Hyde, with whom Jekyll seems to have intimate knowledge?

Sherlock Holmes, along with Erik and Watson, investigates this bizarre case. Holmes uses a very unorthodox method that brings him to the brink of insanity as he delves into the mind of a man obsessively devoted to his work. Will Holmes’s own mind crack under the strain of this case?