Bill has written fourteen crime thriller novels to date - all of them based in and around the City of Manchester. The Tangled Lock - the third in the National Crime Agency series featuring Senior Investigator Joanne Stuart - is available to pre-purchase, and will be published by Amazon Publishing crime imprint Thomas & Mercer, as a Kindle eBook in October 2017, and in paperback and audiobook in December 2017.
His first novel The Cleansing was short listed for the Long Barn Books Debut Novel Award, and was awarded the e-Publishing Consortium Writer's Award 2011. The fourth in the series - A Trace of Blood - reached the semi-final of the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. All ten have featured in the top ten paid for bestsellers in the Amazon Kindle British Crime Fiction category.
His Manchester Murder Mysteries series features DCI Tom Caton and his team. Part police procedural, part crime thriller. They can also be read as stand alone novels. A Fatal Intervention, although part of the series, is more appropriately a stand alone crime thriller because of the limited appearances of Caton and his team.
Also available is an an anthology of short stories - Breakfast at Katsouris; A cross over novel for teenagers, young adults and adults -The Cave; and a unique book of Short Walks around the city of Manchester - Caton's Manchester - incorporating crime scenes featured in his novels.
Born in London with four generations of Metropolitan Police behind him - his grandfather was a founding member and head of the Flying Squad - he moved North forty odd years ago and fell in love with the people, the countryside, and the City of Manchester. He aims to capture the spirit, exuberance, and history of the region in his novels, as well as some of the dark underbelly in which Caton works.
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