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The Prequel is under 30 pages long and introduces Det. Insp. Todd "Ratso" Holtom, a London detective who features in a series of international mystery thrillers. Ratso is in Monte Carlo tracking a London drug baron who is aboard his superyacht for dirty business. Ratso's groundwork leads into the dramatic action at the start of Hard Place, a full length thriller set in London, the Bahamas, the USA, Spain and Cyprus.

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HARD PLACE, the first in the Det. Insp. Todd “Ratso” Holtom series is now available as a 2nd edition in paperback and as an e-book.

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DEAD FIX, the second in the Det. Insp. Todd “Ratso” Holtom series will be published on 28th January 2018 in paperback and as an e-book – see details below

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DEADLINE VEGAS, a stand-alone thriller is also close to publication (Spring 2018) in paperback and as an e-book.

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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.

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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.

 

Case for Compensation

Earlier this year, Endeavour Press of London agreed to publish my backlist and this week they have released Case for Compensation which was originally published as my first book back in 1980! It is part of a series of three involving Alistair Duncan, a Bristol lawyer. Originally published under my then pen-name of Cameron Ross, […]

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Ratso’s Police Joke of the Week

A police officer stops an elderly female for speeding while driving her husband near Liverpool docks. The officer approaches the ageing Toyota and politely explains that she was doing 41 mph in a 30mph area. She looks at her husband and asks, “What did he say?” Voice raised the husband replies, “He said you were […]

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Hard Place and Mob Hits

In Hard Place, Detective Inspector Todd “Ratso” Holtom is fighting to bring down a European drug baron rather than a crime boss in the USA. Even so, having the chance to launch Hard Place here in New York City seems very appropriate given its long history of violent Mob action. Besides therefore the chance to […]

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Q&A with Humphrey Hawksley

www.DouglasStewartBooks.com I was very fortunate to have a Q & A session with Humphrey Hawksley. Humphrey is a journalist and foreign correspondent for the BBC and a best-selling author of international political thrillers with emphasis on the Far East. Links for him appear below. Humphrey: Hard Place runs with the international drugs trade from Afghanistan […]

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