HARD PLACE

First in the Ratso Series

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DEAD FIX

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

PETER JAMES

Best-Selling Thriller Writer

Voted by WH Smith readers: The Best Crime Author Of All Time

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."

SIMON TOYNE

Best-Selling author of SANCTUS – a trilogy

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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 Dallas Dilemma – The Book a Drug Giant Wanted Banned.

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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.

 

Dead Fix

Hi All! Busy time getting ready for the launch of Dead Fix on 28th January! The test-marketing with advance copies has been fabulously encouraging. This coming week I am meeting a book club for further reactions. I’m really looking forward to this. In December, I am meeting the TV folk regarding development of a series […]

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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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