First in the Ratso Series

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


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."


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.


Book Reviews

Terror at Sea

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About the First Edition published as Piraten/ The Brutal Seas.

“… This up-to-date, breath-taking and most accurately investigated book.”

– Horst Diere, Neues Deutschland.

“Alarmingly up-to-date since…Al Qaeda has already turned the oceans into scenes of crime.”

– Bas Knast, Der Tagespiegel

“Little is known about it (piracy) as a phenomenon of our days. With his book, Douglas Stewart closed this gap.”

– Doro Wiese, taz

“The Benchmark on Crime at Sea”

– Eric Ellen, Founder and Former Director ICC International Maritime Bureau

Terror at Sea

Mystery Thrillers

Case for Compensation

“An ingenious story… good, exciting light reading. I strongly recommend.”

– Law Society Gazette

“The climax is tense… authentic”

– Western Gazette

“This exciting story, with its wonderfully vivid court scenes…”

– South Wales Argus

“Do read this superb novel”

– Sunday Independent

Which TV company will spot this marvellous series?”

– The Sunday Times

Case for Compensation

Villa Plot, Counterplot

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Villa Plot, Counterplot – 174 pages (when print edition)

“A clever blend of villainy.”

– Sunday Times

Which TV company will spot this marvellous series?”

– The Sunday Times

Villa Plot, Counterplot

The Scaffold


“The novel has pace and invention.”

– Northern Echo

“A tense fictional story.”

– Manchester Evening News

Which TV company will spot this marvellous series?”

– The Sunday Times

The Scaffold

Late Bet


“Stewart’s writing is fast-moving and laced with that natural British sarcasm that comes so effortlessly. Tough to put down.”

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Late Bet

Cellars’ Market


A tense and gripping story … He makes us think but entertains us.”

– Evening Telegraph

His pungent stories pound through their plots.”

– Daily Mail

Cellars’ Market



“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


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“I really got a lot out of this ebook. I purchased quite a few and it is one of the best.”

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