BREAKING NEWS 2017

After too long in limbo, at last there is much to report:

DEAD FIX, the 2nd in the Det. Insp. Todd “Ratso” Holtom series will shortly be published in paperback and as an e-book – see details below

 

HARD PLACE, the first in the Det. Insp. Todd “Ratso” Holtom series will soon be published as a 2nd edition in paperback and as an e-book.

 

DEADLINE VEGAS, a stand-alone thriller is also close to publication in paperback and as an e-book.

 

MY BACKLIST

Endeavour Press of London will publish a selection of my previous books, full details of which will be announced before long.

 

Cellars’ Market

Cellars-Market

Cellars’ Market – 197 pages (when print edition)

 

A Wine War breaks out when a top London restaurant discovers that its stock of Grand Cru French wine is plonk and tastes like trash. The importer asks wine expert Bart Fraser to act as an amateur sleuth / private investigator to discover who can be destroying his reputation. But what starts off as UK problem rapidly takes on international dimensions as more plonk appears throughout the USA and even in France. In Fraser’s investigations, Emma, an outrageously zany London journalist, gets involved as the hunt turns sinister with death, mystery and suspense stalking their efforts to bring down the conspirators. Is it the French wine growers cheating? Could it be the merchants in the French wine region stretching the wine – or is it something entirely different? The chase takes Bart across the USA and France in a frantic effort to expose the criminal gangsters. The action-packed climax is of breath-taking proportions leading to the book being optioned for a major movie release.

Cellars’ Market was originally published by the prestigious Collins Crime Club (now part of Harper Collins). This is the original version but now published for the first time as an ebook.

“A tense and gripping story … He makes us think but entertains us.”

Evening Telegraph

“His pungent stories pound through their plots.”Daily Mail

Kindle e-book released 28 August 2015.
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