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Listen to Neal James' interview on a book talk radio show, The Reading Circle with Marc Medley

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Author Neal James was interviewed on Saturday 12 January 2013, WP88.7 FM Brave New Radio. Click to listen to the feature audio clip . (OR listen via the player below). Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - Volume One' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and Threads of Deceit . Neal's latest book titled Full Marks , is due out in Springs 2013. Blurbs for Neal's published books are provided below.

Who is he digging the grave for and why are they pointing their guns at him? - Watch the Trailer

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The Coffin Maker | James McCarthy* | Fiction: Thriller/Suspense From behind the headstones the laser beams from the machine guns settle on the target; coffin maker, Pat O’Donnell. He is unwillingly digging a grave in the old colony cemetery on Achill Island for these thugs, and they will not hesitate to use their fire power.

Playing Havoc - 5 Copies to Give Away!

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Win 1 of 5 copies of Playing Havoc, Steve Morris' newly released novel, featured in the winter (Christmas) edition of Yattar Yattar magazine. Draw closes on 1st March 201 2. See Magazine Feature . To enter, email with your details to: editorial@yattaryattar.co.uk . Playing Havoc, partly based on fact, partly a black comedy, describes one small British island’s battle to maintain some normality in the chaos after a coronal mass ejection, seen through the eyes of one man who had only recently moved there with the very intention of getting some peace.  Steve Morris is the author of 'In All Probability' , 'Jumble Tales' and the newly released novel, 'Playing Havoc' .   'Playing Havoc' is available in eBook. Playing Havoc - Tesco PDF and ePub eBooks Playing Havoc - Amazon Kindle Playing Havoc - Kobo ePub Playing Havoc - Apple iBook      

Murder Tale Brings Local Area to Life

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Monk Fryston Author Julius Falconer's 14th crime detective novel featured in the local press, where the novel was set. 'The Alkan Murder', is set at Scarthingwell Hall, a large country house outside of Tadcaster, where the murder occurs. ...A resoundingly engaging detective murder mystery in the finest British traditions: suave, sophisticated and sharp. Newspaper cut out   The Alkan Murder is available in eBook. The Alkan Murder - Kobo ePub The Alkan Murder - Tesco PDF and ePub eBooks The Alkan Murder - Amazon Kindle The Alkan Murder - Google Play The Alkan Murder - Apple iBook

Heartrending choices, fast pace suspense... Watch the Trailer (TM)

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The Blake Curse A Spine-tingling supernatural thriller with heartrending choices, fast pace suspense, startling twists and that thread of human goodness.   Ben Blake, an eighteen year old British Intelligence agent brimming with gifts; intellectual genius, striking appearance, impeccable acting skills and a heightened sixth sense... gifts that all guarantee the success of his first undercover assignment. He effortlessly infiltrates university life in Cambridge and befriends Cathy, the daughter of billionaire Edward Carter, one of the most influential and politically secure titans of the time. Samantha Black, known as the elusive and exquisitely petite Sam. She rises from the ashes and battles her dark legacy. Her cryptic past and deep secrets become firmly intertwined with Ben’s investigations, shredding his carefully thought out plan to bits. Jake Snell, the young rugged Earl of Yorkley, the enigma, the rogue full of vices....but possessing abundant resourcefulness, creativi

British Island’s battle for normality following a coronal mass ejection

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Steve Morris' newly released novel, Playing Havoc has been featured in the Reader's Shadow . Playing Havoc, partly based on fact, partly a black comedy, describes one small British island’s battle to maintain some normality in the chaos after a coronal mass ejection, seen through the eyes of one man who had only recently moved there with the very intention of getting some peace.  Steve Morris is the author of 'In All Probability' , 'Jumble Tales' and the newly released novel, 'Playing Havoc' .   'Playing Havoc' is available in eBook. Playing Havoc - Tesco PDF and ePub eBooks Playing Havoc - Amazon Kindle Playing Havoc - Kobo ePub    

'Deadlier Than The Male' or 'A Genuine Fake'? - Watch the Trailer

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A book trailer for Fred Maddox's novels. The Novels Deadlier Than The Male - Peter Milton promised himself he would never again live in poverty, as he had done as a child. That promise became an obsession, so great, he robs and cheats to get his way, and it looked like he would succeed but is in for the shock of his life. A Fantastic read. More... A Genuine Fake - A gripping tale of greed and deception with a tightly-woven, deft and thought-provoking plot, centred on the antique business. An obsession for revenge and for money creates a twist in this superb tale. Click the link below to read more. An Absolutely Cracking Read! More... JOSS - A superbly written fantasy fiction novel with beautifully crafted characters. More... Watch Book Trailer The novels are available in popular eBook formats such as ePub, PDF and Kindle (Mobi). ePub - Kobo Deadlier Than The Male A Genuine Fake JOSS Amazon Kindle Deadlier Than The Male A Genuine Fake JOSS PDF - Tesco e

"A good read but left me worried..." Sally Bunn, the Shropshire Star

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Steve Morris' newly released novel, Playing Havoc has been reviewed in the Shropshire Star Newspaper. Steve Morris is the author of 'In All Probability' , 'Jumble Tales' and the newly released novel, 'Playing Havoc' .   'Playing Havoc' is available in the following eBook formats: Playing Havoc - Tesco PDF and ePub eBooks Playing Havoc - Amazon Kindle Playing Havoc - Kobo ePub    

Neal James - Waterstones Book Signing 22.09.12

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Neal James will be signing copies of his four published books. Date: Saturday, 22 September 2012 Time: 10.30am Address: Waterstone's Derby St. Peters, 78-80 St Peter's Street, Derby DE1 1SR Further details: Tel: 0843 290 8273 E-mail: manager@derby.waterstones.com Site: http://www.waterstones.com If you are unable to attend an event. Waterstone's can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - Volume One' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit' . These novels are available on Amazon Kindle and Google Play. Soon to be released on Kobo. We wish Neal James the very best with this events.

Crime Detective Writer on BBC

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Neal James on Andy Potter show, BBC Radio Derby. Neal James will be at the studios of BBC Radio Derby, on Thursday 20 September 2012 for a radio interview with Andy Potter, ahead of his book signing at Waterstones on the 22nd September 2012. The Andy Potter show starts at 1pm. Listen to Neal James on BBC Radio Derby – 95.3 FM, 96 FM, 104.5 FM. Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - Volume One' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit' . These novels are available on Amazon Kindle and Google Play. Soon to be released on Kobo. We wish Neal James the very best with this events.

Free eBook Promotion from Spring Leaf Books September 06 - 07, 2012 #Kindle #eBook #freebook

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Spring Leaf Books has announced that the e-book edition of 'The Lifer' by Royston E Herbert is free on Amazon from 06 - 07 September, 2012. If you haven't picked up any of Royston E Herbert's publications yet, this is a great opportunity to try one of them for free. "A detective murder mystery about a man convicted of a murder he did not commit and how he finds love and justice in the unlikeliest of places." The Plot: Bert Simpson’s life is a kaleidoscope of ups and downs. He begins with a happy life but heartbreak soon follows and this pattern seems to accompany him for the greater part of his adulthood. In marriage tragedy strikes again and Bert is accused of murder and is sentenced to life imprisonment. In prison he makes some very unusual friends who manage to boost his low esteem and start him back on the road to his eventual recovery. Many surprising twists and turns make this book a real page-turner.  Spring Leaf Books... Kindle - The Lifer

The World of Neal James and his Crime Detective Novels

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Interview snippet Q1) Tell us a bit about your books. I have four books already published, and A Ticket to Tewkesbury (ISBN 9781905809349) was the first, in 2008.  It begins as a love story, back in 1946, and is brought to the present day by the discovery of an old letter written, but not posted.  The story then takes you into the dark, murky waters of espionage, as competing parties vie for possession of a set of secret files brought back from Germany by a soldier at the end of WWII. Short Stories Volume One (ISBN 9781905809608) , released in 2009, is an anthology encompassing horror, crime, romance, science-fiction, humour fantasy and adventure.  There are 36 pieces varying in length from 1,000 to 3,000 words. Two Little Dicky Birds (ISBN 9781905809936), 2010’s novel, tells the story of the search for a serial killer who, between 1975 and 1992, terrorized England and took the lives of 18 innocent victims.  It also tells the tale of the rise through the ranks of PC Paul Townle

Neal James - Waterstones Book Signing 01.09.12

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Neal James will be signing copies of his four published books. Date: Saturday, 01 September 2012 Time: 10.30am Address: Waterstone's Leeds, 93-97 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5JS Further details: Tel: 0843 290 8443 E-mail: manager@leeds-93albionstreet.waterstones.com Site: http://www.waterstones.com If you are unable to attend an event. Waterstone's can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories - Volume One' , 'Two Little Dicky Birds' and 'Threads of Deceit' . These novels are available on Amazon Kindle and Google Play. Soon to be released on Kobo. We wish Neal James the very best with this events.

Neal James has been interviewed by Debbie Brown, Amethyst Eyes Blog

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Interview snippet Could you share a little about yourself and what led you to become a writer? I suppose it goes back to my schooldays. I always liked writing stories, and English was one of my favourite subjects. When a short story competition cropped up in 2007, I decided to give it a shot and one of my submissions ended up in the top ten. It didn’t win – that would have been expecting too much – but it gave me the confidence to push on, and I found a couple of writing sites. It just seemed to go from there. I’m 60 this year, have been married for 36 years and have two grown up children. I’ve lived in Derbyshire all of my life, and try to write as much of the locality as I can into my work. I’m the son of a collier who came through the state education system, became an accountant and this profession has given me the freedom to write whilst bringing in an income. Do you write full time? How much of your life is set aside for writing? No – I wouldn’t be able to bring in en

Neal James' interview with Victoria Watson, Elementary Watson Blog.

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Q1) What do you like most about writing? What do you dislike (if anything)? The freedom that it gives to my imagination. As Neal James, I can step into another personality and write the kinds of things that Philip Neale, the accountant, could never even contemplate. Q2) What inspires you to write? The challenge of doing something completely outside of my normal routine. It’s like being on holiday without ever leaving the comfort of your familiar surroundings. Q3) Do you find time to read, if so what are you reading at the moment? Reading is another one of the major sources of inspiration. Just seeing what other writers are doing is a massive pointer as to where I could be. I never copy what I write, but the ideas which come out of reading, say, another crime novel always set me thinking. I’m reading ‘A Place of Execution’ by Val McDermid; it’s a crime novel set in Derbyshire where I live. Q4) Which author(s) has/have had the biggest influence on your writing? Crime – Ja

Free eBook Promotion from Spring Leaf Books July 31 - August 02, 2012 #Kindle #eBook #freebook

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Spring Leaf Books has announced that the e-book edition of 'An Icy Step to Oblivion' by Robert Mann is free on Amazon from 31 July - 02 August, 2012. If you haven't picked up any of Robert Mann's publications yet, this is a great opportunity to try one of them for free. "A fascinating story set in a small town grappling with the effects of global warming. The struggle and bravery of three families; culminating in a nail-biting ending." The Plot: The story is set in England 30 years into the future; but it is an England vastly changed due to global warming. The polar ice caps have melted, causing vast areas of the coast line to be flooded. To compound the problem, temperatures have plummeted creating incredible hardship for all. The story plots the fear, struggle and bravery of three close families and the local Vicar in a small town in the New Forest; as their faith and beliefs are tested to the full by the release of the incarcerated demonic Gorgones f

Local author's book signing at Sherborne St John Village Hall.

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Peter Good will be signing copies of his novel, Ndlovu - The White Elephant , a pacy story set in Zimbabwe. Peter hopes that many of the Sherborne St. John residents and visitors, will come out to support their 'local author', and of course obtain a book. Date: Saturday, 21 July 2012 Time: 10:00 - 12:00 Address: Sherborne St John Village Hall, Elm Road, Basingstoke, RG24 9HP Ndlovu – The White Elephant is a pacy story set in Zimbabwe during the turbulent years that followed Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence. The story highlights the dangers of police work in the explosive climate of a troubled country during years of the terror war and  is woven around human suffering, painful endurance, and horrors that confronted the peoples both black and white. The narrative is loosely based upon the author’s own experiences in the police force of what was then Rhodesia. Thus the action of his story is set against an authentic background which the author experie

Free eBook Promotion from Spring Leaf Books July 17 - 19, 2012 #Kindle #eBook #freebook

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Spring Leaf Books has announced that the e-book edition of 'The Blake Curse' by I. C. Camilleri is free on Amazon from 17 - 19 July, 2012. If you haven't picked up any of I. C. Camilleri's publications yet, this is a great opportunity to try one of them for free. "A sweeping story of heartrending choices, fast paced suspense and more…" The Plot: Ben Blake - the British Intelligence agent brimming with gifts; intellectual genius, striking appearance, and a heightened sixth sense. He is embarking on his first undercover assignment. Samantha Black - elusive, exquisitely petite and beautiful. Her cryptic past and deep secrets become firmly intertwined with Ben’s investigations, shredding his carefully thought out plan to bits. Jake Snell -the young rugged Earl of Yorkley, the enigma, the rogue full of vices...but possessing abundant resourcefulness, creativity and determination. He is Ben’s only lifeline in this treacherous game.   Spring Leaf Books...

Neal James has been interviewed by Tracie McBride, Exquisite Corpse.

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Q 1. You’re making an elevator pitch to your favourite movie director. Who is it? Which of your books are you going to pitch? Who do you envisage playing the lead roles? And what are you going to say? This has to be Spielberg, and I’d pitch ‘The Rings of Darelius’. It’s a sci-fi epic still in manuscript form, and I’d give him the ‘heads up’ on its publication. Lead roles would have to be people like Patrick Stewart as Admiral Charles Devereaux, Daniel Ratcliffe as John Bains, the hero, Michael Dorm as Maddran Chakk – it could go on forever, but I’d need actors experienced in the fantasy/sci-fi genres. What would I say? Well, bearing in mind that he’s heard it all before, and that I would literally have minutes to do the thing, it could be something like 'Remember when you were an unknown and looking or that big break? Here’s my chance to pitch mine to you.’ Read the full interview Neal James is the author of four books: 'A Ticket to Tewkesbury' , 'Short Stories -

Free eBook Promotion from Spring Leaf Books July 10 - 12, 2012 #Kindle #eBook #freebook

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Spring Leaf Books has announced that the ebook edition of 'Me and the Foreign Girl' by James McCarthy is free on Amazon from 10 - 12 July, 2012. If you haven't picked up any of James McCarthy's publications yet, this is a great opportunity to try one of them for free. "Author James McCarthy brings this voyage to life with a cast of unforgettable characters in a rousing sea-faring tale of courage and determination, love and loss, fear and faith." The Plot: Caught in an Atlantic storm the ‘Annie L.’ is sinking. Its motley crew; the Skipper, his sensible nephew Pat and deck hand Coleman seem to have a death wish. Life had failed each of them in its own way. The exception is the beautiful red haired marine biologist from Finland. She wants to live… Hundreds of miles from the homeport of the picturesque Achill Island on the west coast of Ireland, there may be no chance of rescue. Spring Leaf Books... Kindle - Me and the Foreign Girl   “A unique tho