The new cover for 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, […]
A lawyer came around after surgery and asked, “Why are the curtains drawn?” The nurse replied: “There’s a fierce fire across the street and we didn’t want you to think you had died.”
Police have an uneasy relationship with many lawyers. Ratso is no exception and he enjoyed this joke and he has plenty more that fly about over a couple of pints: What is black and brown and looks good on a lawyer? Answer: A rottweiler.
A cop stopped a drunk in the early hours. The cop asked: “Can you explain why you’re out at this hour?” “If I could,” the drunk said, “I’d be home by now!”
Douglas Stewart and Hard Place – guest blog Martin Edwards: “One of the great unsolved mysteries, or so it seems to me, is why there are so many crime writing attorneys in the US, and yet relatively few from Britain. Is it because we are worked much harder in the UK? Having talked to some […]
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 […]
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 […]
A police officer sees a young woman driving in London with the rear-seat of her Jaguar full of seals honking noisily through the windows. He stops her and says: “You can’t drive with a car loaded with these things next to Buckingham Palace! Take them to Regents Park Zoo.” The blonde blows a kiss and […]
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 […]