The God of the Dead

The novel I’m currently working on is a science fiction space opera entitled “The God of the Dead”. On the titular spaceship, which is ten months into a thirty-month trip to Pluto, the ship’s executive officer discovers the body of the ship’s captain. It’s apparent that the captain has been murdered. So begins the novel, Read More …

Putrid Underbelly

A new edition of one of my early novels, “Putrid Underbelly”, out of print for the last few years, is being published on 23 July 2022, so I thought I take the time to tell people about it. I first started work on “Putrid Underbelly” in 2003, and work progressed slowly until 2007 when, after Read More …

Genesis

The genesis of a new character, a detective chief inspector called Woods (my late mother’s maiden name), a man with a forthright way of dealing with suspects and colleagues alike. Woods is religious, though he is a lapsed Catholic, and is not averse to quoting verses from the Bible, if only to sometimes discombobulate those Read More …

Muslamic Ray Gun’s original opening chapter

This was the original beginning to my novel, “Muslamic Ray Gun”, but I felt that it seemed distant from the rest of the plot, and ultimately didn’t seem to have the voice of the main protagonist, Andy Huxtable. Perhaps it is more a description of the reality of my home town, Peterborough, seen through the Read More …