Peter Francis spent much time as a journalist at various locations around the world. For a time he was honorary police chief of a California ghost town and has worked in New Zealand and the USA and UK. He can be contacted at his email address email@example.com. He has recently completed a sequel to "The Last Demon" called "Ziggurat". This is published on Kindle. Unfortunately he has lost a half-completed sci-fi novel which may yet turn up and be completed, and now he has written an authentic Western set on the Nevada California borders in the early 1900s called The Colour of Dying Flesh.
Currently he has just completed a spy novel set in the "who can you trust" arena of World War Two Vienna and the German Sudetenland. There is so much fact and mystery in this story that deciding which parts are fiction will be tough. The book entitled Death Bell is now available on Amazon Kindle. Another in the World War Two spy books - Death Beach - is also now available on Kindle. It is also be based around actual events and has all the twists and thrills readers found in Death Bell.
Peter Francis always replies to his readers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I am the author - Peter Francis. I have no plans to write further books and I really hope you have enjoyed some of those I have written. I have always tried to write books that would not easily translate to film or TV because I think people who read deserve something to reward their efforts. My books vary between 65,000 and 140,000 words because I don't believe in padding a book with drivel. There are some brilliant authors - P G Wodehouse, Hammet, Chandler, Greene, Arthur Upfield and so on and some wonderful living ones like Dan Simmons, Michael Connelly and newcomer Jed Rubenfeld - none of whom seem to be able to write a dull book.
I was a journalist for most of my life in different parts of the world. I used to write comedy bits for New Zealand Television and short stories (which I loathe) for Penthouse. I've never seen much point in short stories and compare them to eating the cherries from a piece of cake and leaving the rest. I admire people like Wilbur Smith who can keep a story interesting across a thousand pages and more.
I have reached that delicate stage of dotage where I give thanks for every morning and more thanks if I'm still around at night.
Thank you for trusting me with your dollar or pound and I hope you feel it was worth it.