Annual Review – 2017

It’s that time of the year again. Time for a look back over the last twelve months and for a gaze into the crystal ball for 2018.

2017 has been a big year: 15 new titles across my range of writing interests.

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Middle class crime in the suburbs

Last week I enjoyed reading Cold Granite, Book 1 in the Logan McRae series, by Stuart MacBride, on my daily commute.

A couple of things caught my attention. Continue reading “Middle class crime in the suburbs”

Monday mornings

Another extract from the Walsh files.

I met Peter Overingham on a Monday.Businessman

Peter was an average sort of guy, married to Sally and the father of two young kids. He worked a nine to five twenty job, with an hour for lunch, in the back end of a bank. It was a job that provided the money required to supplement Sally’s earnings to support their lifestyle. It wasn’t a job he particularly liked and he was always dreaming of finding something better. Continue reading “Monday mornings”

The bottle shop job – part 2

The incremental improvement in home security that Pat had learned about the hard way burglarwas the introduction of remotely monitored, miniature cameras. These little gadgets, discretely tucked away in out of the way places, allowed a security firm to respond to a break-in without the intruders being aware they had triggered an alarm. Shortly after his thirtieth birthday, Pat had discovered that being caught on the premises, booty in hand, by a police patrol alerted to his presence by the firm monitoring the system, was a difficult charge to deny. Continue reading “The bottle shop job – part 2”