Latest News Autumn 2017

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

DEAD FIX, the second 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.

 

CASE FOR COMPENSATION. Endeavour Press of London have just released my first ever book published in 1980! It is one of a series of three about Bristol lawyer Alistair Duncan.

Here is the Amazon link: CASE FOR COMPENSATION

 

MY BACKLIST

Endeavour Press of London has now started publishing a selection of my previous books, starting with Case for Compensation. The others will appear over the next few months.

 

Undercurrent

Undercurrent

Undercurrent – 442 pages (when paperback)

 

When Ryme Lady, a freighter, disappears with all hands and a sixty million cargo, American hard man Art Lemman and English ex-lawyer Gavin Blair investigate for the International Maritime Bureau.

The ship’s owners are fighting insolvency and are fearful of a predatory attack on the stock of their company by Carl Klodinsky, an American shipping tycoon. But has Ryme Lady sunk at all? Or is it an insurance scam, an attack by pirates or an act of international terrorism? On whose side is Claudine, Klodinsky’s chic French-American assistant who exposes Gavin’s vulnerability.

Through Paris, Singapore, New York, London and West Africa, an air of menace and death threaten the investigation and only when Cerne View, a huge cargo vessel is attacked and arrested in West Africa, do Art and Gavin realise that something far more sinister is involved … nothing less than an international outrage involving The White House and 10 Downing Street. Despite their uneasy relationship, the investigators have to work together against the most deadly of enemies … time!

New: $9.95


Used: $4.75

“So hard to put down that one awaits his next with high expectations.”

– A1 Crime

“His fast-moving action-packed story culminates in a nail-biting race against time.”– Lloyds List

“Very good indeed.”– The Long Room

“The end … had me on the edge of my seat.”– Fairplay Magazine

“Undercurrent is racy, pacy and lacy, easily a match for the latest Jackie Collins blockbuster!”– Hazardous Cargo Magazine

“Douglas Stewart moves confidently between his varied settings. The local colour of each place is vividly established.”– Evening Independent

“Douglas uses his usual consummate skill to weave a compelling tale.”– Lloyds List

“The action-packed plot follows a trail of intrigue.”– Evening Echo