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The Inspector Kirby Northumbrian Mysteries

Inspector Kirby and Harold Longcoat – A Northumbrian Mystery

A pair of shoes at the side of the road, how weird can that be?

Newcastle Detective Inspector Jonah Kirby, called ‘old school’ by his junior colleagues ends up with the cases other officers don’t like to handle, the weird ones.  When a young girl is reported missing Kirby investigates.  All he has to go on is the pair of shoes.  It’s only been a few hours, but to Kirby it doesn’t feel right and in his experience things not feeling right often lead to things not being right.

He’s confronted on the street by a grey cardigan wearing, elderly lady, who’s eyes hold more history than the local library.  She tells him to visit local shopkeeper Harold Longcoat.  Little does Kirby realise that his weirdness scale – weird, very weird and extremely weird – will soon need extending.

Magic is spread thin in our world.  However, as Kirby finds out, just because we’ve forgotten about it doesn’t mean magic isn’t there for someone intent on using it.

A contemporary mystery with a touch of the paranormal and supernatural.

First three chapters.

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Strange things are happening on Hadrian’s Wall.

Policing is anything but normal for Inspector Jonah Kirby and Constable Shirley Barker (if policing can ever be described as normal).  However, when Jesmond shopkeeper Harold Longcoat gets involved he knows it’s going to get very weird indeed.

It’s one thing when “ghosts” of Roman soldiers are seen on Hadrian’s Wall, it’s another when one abducts the Chief Inspector’s Mother’s dog, Angus, and it’s caught on video.  Not to mention the bootleg gin and stolen mountain bikes.

Once again magic is thinning the divide between our world and another.  It’s up to Kirby and the team to get to the bottom of why and prevent the two worlds colliding.

Secret Garden


Old case.  New Evidence.  Things are about to get weird, again.

Kirby’s first case as an Inspector involved a missing girl, fifteen year old Maisie Stoker.  Maisie was never found.

Ten years later he gets a call from the now Sergeant Shirley Barker to say her school bag has been discovered near the spot where she was last seen and its in pristine condition. What’s more in it is her diary.  The diary talks of a wall and garden no-one else can see.  Given their recent cases Kirby and Shirley are not ones to dismiss such things as just a young girl’s fantasy.

So, Kirby, Shirley, Harold and the rest embark on a hunt for Maisie where nothing and no-one are quite as they seem.

My Science Fiction

FREE! Bleak – The first mission


Bleak is a manipulant human clone, a shapeshifter.  He and his kind are considered an abomination, unless…

In putting down the rebellion the Confederation develops the ultimate spies.  Creating, against all conventions on the use of human clones, the manipulants, shapeshifters.  Now it is time for Bleak’s first mission.

This 10,000 word novelette is the prequel to ‘Bleak – The story of a shape shifter.’  This is FREE! on Amazon and all major e-book platforms  


Amazon link: ‘Bleak – The first mission’. 

Smashwords link ‘Bleak – The first mission’.

Bleak – The story of a shapeshifter


They created an abomination, but now they need him…

“If you like hard sci-fi, battles, intrigue, a touch of romance, space opera and intelligently written speculative fiction, then this is the book for you.”

The Confederation used the ultimate spies to put down the rebellion. Now they cannot be allowed to live. Bleak is on the run. Then a desperate Catrinas Pekrov decides she might have a use for his particular talents after all.  Bleak has no choice. He is now involved in a plot that will threaten the future of the newly reunited Confederation.  Read more

Amazon link: Bleak – The story of a shapeshifter

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Project Noah


At the end of the twenty-first century, planet Earth is in trouble.  Despite a century of talk and targets, the population is still increasing, climate change has not been arrested, sea levels are rising and millions of people are suffering starvation and death.  In London, a scientist using gene nanomanipulation discovers a treatment that may arrest or severely restrict the ageing process.

Professor Gunther Kleim chairs a group of fifty of Europe’s top scientists, economists and sociologists tasked with modelling the future.  When the potential for people to live well beyond their natural lifespan is included, the inescapable outcome is the breakdown of human civilisation.  To give the world hope, Gunther proposes Project Noah.  With the support of Dirk Reed, a multi-billionaire businessman, and despite opposition and sabotage, they embark on the most audacious and ambitious project of science and exploration since man first set foot on the moon.  The aim – to preserve a piece of civilisation, taking thousands, eventually hundreds of thousands of people, to the stars.  Read more

‘Project Noah’ is now available on all major platforms and through ‘Smashwords.’

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Ancestral Dreams:  The Return


Ancestral-Dreams-MASTERMajor Danjay and his captains, Agreb, an elf, and Mizon, a centaur, and the Byzantine sector forces are on the planet of Kwasang, quelling an uprising led by the fanatic Jakan.  Danjay is badly injured. Only his smartsuit, his bionanotech and the prompt action of Agreb and Mizon save his life.

Elves and centaurs had visited earth in man’s formative history.  They then retreated, ensuring their presence on earth passed into myth.  When eventually man reached out into the galaxy, the elves and centaurs were there to greet them.

Fifteen standards after Kwasang, the three heroes are once more on Jakan’s trail.  However, unknown to them, Jakan is under the control of another mythical creature, who with other members of its race, also visited earth in prehistoric times.  Their intentions however are far from altruistic.  For Danjay, this will not only mean confronting man’s ancient foe but also his own ancestry.  Read more

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