First in the Ratso Series

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"Gripping, action-packed thriller that pierces the fabric of the sporting world.”


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2016: Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger Winner

DEAD FIX, the second in the Det. Insp. Todd “Ratso” Holtom series is now available in paperback and as an e-book – see details below.

"In Dead Fix, Douglas Stewart takes you as close as you'll want to get to the high-stakes, high risk world of top level match fixing."


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

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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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Alistair Duncan Series And My Backlist

Endeavour Media of London has now published six books from my backlist, starting with the Alistair Duncan trilogy.


England Test Match to be FIXED

The headlines in the Daily Telepgraph on 26th May 2018 are a stark warning of the ongoing dangers to cricket and other international sports from gangsters who fix results to win big on the black market for gambling – at the cost of honest punters. No question, bodies who run cricket, tennis and other major […]

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Corruption in Sport – Tennis under the Cosh!

Following on from the Australian cricket team being caught cheating in a recent Test match in South Africa has now come the revelation that an Independent Review Panel set up in 2016 has established a tsunami of fixed tennis-matches. In Dead Fix, my thriller about sporting corruption, I touched on tennis as having been infiltrtaed […]

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Sir Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake – Terror at Sea

Sir Peter Blake -Legendary Yachtsman – Major Development Sir Peter, who was probably the world’s best-known and successful yachtsman was murdered on the Amazon River in Brazil in December 2001. Overnight, his yacht was moored in the centre of this mega-river when it was attacked by a bunch of thugs known in Brazil as “river-rats.” […]

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Dead Fix

With the ebook version of Dead Fix now on Pre-Order at Kindle for release on 28th January (to pre-order click on this link – http://amzn.to/2ESOjUO ), there is plenty going on beneath the surface! Besides the build-up with interviews and developing PR on social media, nest week I meet the TV production team who are […]

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Was it Murder – Send for Ratso?

The picture shows the family home of Barry & Honey Sherman at 50 Old Colony Rd, Toronto. Their fabulous mansion had been for sale. Photos of the house and pool are on the web. The police were still guarding the billionaire’s $5 million property when I visited the location. This month, the elderly couple were […]

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Match-Fixing in Cricket

Cricket – Match Fixing Dead Fix –You Bet. They Win My new thriller, DEAD FIX is published in January 2018 and is hugely topical because the theme is about match fixing in sport and cricket in particular. This scourge is not new. A betting scandal in baseball erupted in America around 100 years ago. There […]

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Case for Compensation – Freebie

GREAT NEWS! From Tuesday 28th November until Saturday 2nd December 2017, my publishers are offering Case for Compensation, my first ever novel, as a freebie via this link on Amazon – http://mybook.to/cacom It is the first of 3 books involving a resourceful Bristol lawyer called Alistair Duncan originally published back in 1980 in the days […]

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