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Since wandering around the remaining Victorian and pre-Victorian back streets of Leicester, back in the 1970s, I have always had the urge to write a book or books about what it would have been like as a Policeman in the early Victorian period, with its cobbled or ash strewn streets, gas lamps, and atmosphere.
I have now done that, and my first novel 'Jack Ketch's Puppets', which is the first in a series I am calling 'the Borough Boys', is now here for you all to read.
The second book in the series 'Death Lurks in Cocok Muck Hill', a novella, was published earlier this month (June 2013).
A video introduction is available on Youtube at
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Several further additions to the series are underway, or in planning stages.
They say for a first novel, an author may expect to distribute 500 copies in his or her lifetime.
There are presently getting on towards FOUR TIMES that number for Jack Ketch's Puppets - 490 alone in one promotion, in July 2013...and over 200 copies of 'Death Lurks in Cock Muck Hill'over the same weekend!
I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT!!!
I am also a keen Genealogist and more recently, have taken a greater interest in Local History, and legend.
The culmination of this has been the publication of a non-fiction release, 'Leicestershire Myth & legend - in verse', which is a collection of Leicestershire Folk tales in verse, that I wrote a few years ago for folk night entertainment.
My poetry is also expanding, as are short stories, and shortly some contemporary short stories or Novellas, featuring Detective Tony Lawrence, will be hitting the shelves.
I hope you enjoy my work!