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The End ... ?

Thursday, 19 August 2021

So here we are. Publication day! And what an extraordinary journey Cockerings has gone through.

It's gone from an exam question to a short story to a novel of many titles and even more versions. And then, even though it was the first novel of mine that Unbound accepted, it had to wait in line behind A Murder To Die For and The Diabolical Club. But now it's here! And I've so enjoyed seeing your…


Friday, 6 August 2021

I spent a bit of time signing copies of the book yesterday and they'll be winging their way back to Unbound for distribution very shortly. It looks as if you'll be seeing your books very soon.

However ... while looking through the books I suddenly noticed a mistake.


It's not Unbound's fault. It's down to me. But it's easily sorted.

If you read A Murder To Die For and/or The…

Just one more month to go!

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

In just one month's time - August 19th - Cockerings is released into the wild. I know that you've been patiently waiting a long time to see this one in print. Believe me, I've waited a lot longer!

Back in the 1990s I shared an office at Hendon Police College with a mate called Chris Hale (to whom this book is dedicated). We were members of the Met Police's training and curriculum design team…

Cover Up!

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Hello lovely people that made my book happen.

Yes, Cockerings is now close to publication.

And YOU did that. YOU!

That's the power of Unbound. It puts the power to create new books into the hands of readers rather than risk-averse publishing accountants.

Give yourselves a hearty round of applause. If I could hug you all, I would.

So ... the book is released into the wild on 19th August…

Publication date: August 2021
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