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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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 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.


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.”
He and the crew were placed in a situation where a happy ending is always unlikely. Hoping to be able to defend his crew, Sir Peter ran to his cabin to fetch a gun. However, in the confrontation, he was shot dead.
The gang were arrested and convicted but the ringleader Jose Cardoso escaped after a year but has now been recaptured after 16 years on the run, living under a new identity.
In Terror at Sea, I wrote the full story of this murder among many examples of the dangers whether from cargo-ship stealers in the Far East, to pirates off Africa or drug-runners in the Caribbean.
The news today is very welcome as Cardoso has a further 31 years of his sentence to run.

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