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Dark Eyes. [Kindle Edition]

Alan Burridge , Jane Burridge
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A GRAPHIC AND BRUTAL STORY WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF PROFANITY, NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH!

Having sold numerous Best Selling novels, writer Jack Hollyman is a household name. Yet for some 5 years he has been something of a recluse, mainly due to the break-up of his marriage.
With a new novel just published, Hollyman decides to dip his toe into the waters of public appearances again with a book signing in nearby Bournemouth. His current partner, ex-blue movie star Kerry-Ann Lloyd, has been let loose on a shopping spree in town to while away the hours whilst her lover is being hero-worshipped.
Unaware of being followed, she is knocked unconcious and abducted, then held for ransom in a deserted countryside farm house.
Hollyman, perhaps caught up a little too much in his world of fiction, ignores a faxed ransom note for £1million pounds, thinking that it's a trick by Kerry-Ann to finance her ailing career.
Deciding to play her at her own game, he ignores the demand, but reality smacks him around the face when her butchered body is left on his doorstep.
Before he has time to get over Kerry-Ann's gory death, his ex-wife, Laura, is similarly abducted, and Hollyman begins his second ride on this hellbound train of murder and deceit.

"Gory, erotic, highly explicit. Yes, all of these, but also a thrilling and tense murder-mystery. A 'must-finish' book. - Arthur Wainwright - author.

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Having sold numerous bestsellers, Jack Hollyman is a household name. Yet for some five years he has been something of a recluse, mainly due to the break-up of his marriage. With a new novel just published, Hollyman decides to dip his toe into the waters of public appearances again with a book signing in nearby Bournemouth. His current partner, exblue movie star, Kerry-Ann Lloyd, has been let loose on a shopping spree in town to while away the hours her lover is being hero-worshipped. Unknown to her she is being followed and her kidnapper knocks her unconscious to hold her in a deserted farmhouse. Hollyman, perhaps caught up a little too well in his world of fiction, sees this as a scam by Kerry-Ann for getting at his money. Deciding to play her at her own game he ignores a faxed ransom note for a million pounds, but reality smacks him around the face when her butchered body is left on his doorstep. Before he has time to get over the shock of Kerry-Ann's gory death, his almost ex-wife, Laura, is similarly kidnapped and Hollyman begins his second ride on this hell-bound train of murder and deceit. Gory, erotic, highly explicit. Yes, all these but also a thrilling and tense murder mys

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 410 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alan Burridge (31 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KLVN96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Essays at school in any subject were always a joy, and maths a drudge, so it pointed in the right direction when an essay or poem was published in the school magazine at the age of 14 or so.

Always a keen reader and writer, and with an interest in offset litho printing, the opportunity presented itself in 1979 to write and produce a fanzine for the rock band, Motorhead. It was the punk era, fanzines were trendy, a printing machine was available, an introduction to the band was made and we have never looked back. Now, in 2010, I have the pleasure of saying that I have been running the Motorheadbangers Fan Club for 30 years, with almost 90 fanzines to my credit.

But going back a little, or perhaps quite a lot, Manchester based Babylon Books approached in 1980 for a book about the band, and this was published as 'Motorhead' in 1981.

In 1993, contact was made with a Canadian publisher, and 'The Illustrated Collector's Guide To Motorhead' was in the shops in 1993.

Writing personal essays and stories, and also for and about Motorhead, was a valuable apprenticeship, and where I paid my dues. Written in 1999 / 2000, 'The Message' is a thinly disguised Jill Dando murder crime thriller. Don't ask me how, but from the minute her murder was announced, I was convinced that a hit-man was responsible; and it turned out to be true. 'The Message' was expanded before Barry George's release, and re-published as 'A Conspiracy Of Silence.'

With quite a few manuscripts already on file, and others written at the time, another 11 books followed; 7 crime thriller fiction, one fantasy, one home front war fiction, and two Sci-Fi.

Another Motorhead book, which reprinted the text only from the first 15 fanzines, was published in 2002 as 'Diary Of The Fans Volume 1.' This has been made available again in 2011 on Amazon, as a download.

After writing some essays and humorous poetry for a local magazine, I sent them, along with some local photos and postcards, to a local interest publisher, leading to the 2008 book titled 'When Upton Had Trains.'

After writing a resume / memoir of post war life, and the difficulty in trying to convince parents and grandparents that rock 'n' roll was worthwhile; plus short reviews of the bands that I went to see in the area between 1960 and 1980, 'Bournemouth Rocks!' was published in 2009, as a unique look at the local music scene.

In 2010, 2 new thrillers, titled 'When The Clouds Have Passed,' and 'Thunder In A Bottle,' were published. Also, a non-fiction title, 'Put That Fag Out!' which is, of course, a stop smoking book. The hints and tips helped me when the faith and integrity in patches and gum stopped, and there was nothing on the market to take their place.

2011 / 2012 will see another local interest book, published by Natula, about the long-forgotten Dorset brick and clay industry. Mainly focussing on the town of Upton, and the clay drainage pipe and brick industries now erased from the landscape, they are remembered with text, OS maps, and photos from the early 1950's to the mid-1970's.

The recent invitation by Amazon to upload digital books to their site, prompted me to re-publish my out-of-print back catalogue of 12 titles. This, I am most grateful for, as those books were just sitting there doing nothing. It takes untold hours in writing a novel, and Amazon gave the opportunity to have those stories not only available again in their listings, but also living and breathing once more.

Three new titles have also been added as digital books: 'Within Spitting Distance,' which is a previously unpublished crime thriller, written in 2005, about a detective who is within spitting distance of retiring, when a speight of murders take place to bog down his final weeks on the force.

Also, 2 more Local Interest books, 'Long-Forgotten Facts About Upton & Poole In Dorset,' which is another mixture of humorous poetry, with short essays, detailing some of the factual events which took place in the area; and 'Rock 'n' Roll Ink,' which is a collection of over 100 live gig reviews from the Poole area, written from 2005 onwards, for the Mr. Kyps venue.

2012 will see the Cleopatra Books publication of 'Live To Win,' a brand new Motorhead biography. A blaze of colour and photos on every page, it is the full story, with a wealth of information which has only come to light during its writing; and a raft of previously unpublished and rare live pictures of the Lemmy KIlmister, Larry Wallis, Lucas Fox first line-up.

At the end of January 2012, 'When The Clouds Have Passed' was re-titled to 'Murder In The Village' and given a new cover photo. In early May, the book achieved #5 in Amazon's British Detective Story chart, and stayed in the Top 10 for 3 weeks.

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3.0 out of 5 stars dark eyes 1 May 2012
By sarah21
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i purchased this book because i had just finished reading another book by the same author and because "dark eyes" seemed like a good story too read, however although i am enjoying the story itself, there does seem to be quite alot of language and it is also quite sexually explicit in some places something some readers may find off putting,it should be made aware that if someone is easily offended do not read this book.
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