It’s Here

It’s a sunny but chilly Friday morning here in Northeast Manchester, a public holiday weekend in the UK and Mrs R is looking forward to a day in Blackpool tomorrow. I’m not. The forecast is for overcast and nippy, there’ll be too much walking round and too much shopping, and we all know how much… Continue reading It’s Here


It’s Easter weekend and after checking out the drivel on TV, what better way to gorge on chocolate than with the Kindle on your lap, its screen open on the pages of a good book? And just to get you into the spirit, I have not one but TWO Sanford 3rd Age Club Mysteries, both… Continue reading FREE

Blackmail at the Ballot Box

Yes, it’s here. Mrs Capper’s third adventure is up on Amazon, scheduled for release on April 29, but available right now for pre-order. For those of you who want to steal a march on the rest of the world, or at least that part of it which reads Mrs Capper’s Casebooks, it’s also available in… Continue reading Blackmail at the Ballot Box

Mrs Capper’s Casebook #3

Are you ready for this? Can you handle the third investigation from Mrs Capper’s Casebook? Blackmail at the Ballot Box is with my trusty editor, the lovely and ever-reliable Maureen Vincent-Northam, and it will be with you very soon. For now, let me give you an overview. There’s a by-election in Haxford and one of… Continue reading Mrs Capper’s Casebook #3

A Double Weekend Treat

Here’s a weekend treat for you. Snippets from what I think will be the next Sanford 3rd Age Club Mystery, and what I know will be the next Mrs Capper’s Casebook. Mrs Capper’s tale is well advanced, but where the Sanford Mystery is concerned, things are less clear. A Body in the Graveyard will (I… Continue reading A Double Weekend Treat

A Diamond Wedding & a couple of puzzles

A congratulatory message to my uncle and aunt, Peter and Maureen Dockerty on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary, followed by a series of posers on such varied themes as the weather and quirky book performances.

A Pleasant Break

We enjoyed a pleasant few days on the Lincolnshire coast, but once again, it was marred by my ongoing gastric problems and my wife’s mobility issues. Fact is, we’re getting too old for all that walking round. The weather was absolutely cracking. Not a cloud in the sky for the whole four days, but that… Continue reading A Pleasant Break

Two Faced? Me?

Yes, but only when it comes to my work. I am blunt and outspoken, but if I have anything to say, I’ll say it to your face, not behind your back. And yet, when it comes to my work, there are two sides to me. There’s the light-hearted, the fun-loving humourist, happy to take the… Continue reading Two Faced? Me?

Two in a Week?

It’s been a busy week with not one, but two releases, one the next in the Mrs Capper’s Casebook series, and the other a thriller. First a word about Kracht. It’s a Dutch word, and it means power. It’s also the title of my latest standalone thriller. Adam Yale is on the run from a… Continue reading Two in a Week?

Mrs Capper’s Second Outing

We met Christine Capper, private investigator, last Christmas. Remember? So what’s she up to now? She’s busy, as you’ll see in the following extract from Mrs Capper Casebook #2. It’s a good way from finished and it doesn’t even have a working title yet, but it’s set around the week of Haxford Wool Fair. In… Continue reading Mrs Capper’s Second Outing