In December's newsletter there is plenty to read and watch! A short video looking back at my crime novels in 2020; the setting for Inspector Ryga mystery DEATH IN THE HARBOUR; a video of me talking about his background, and you can step on the steam train with Ryga on his way to Newhaven with an extract of the audio book put to video, also see the narrator's character notes and pictures of the woman in the fur coat and hats!
And, of course, we mustn't forget DI Andy Horton! Don't worry he'll be back, all I have to do is crack on writing number 16 in the series. Meanwhile, if you haven't already read it or you missed the publication amidst all the pandemic upheaval then A DEADLY WAKE was published in June 2020 and is available in paperback, ebook and on Amazon Kindle.
IN THE HARBOUR, the second in the Inspector Ryga 1950s set mystery
series, is set in the port of Newhaven on the East Sussex coast.
Newhaven lies at the mouth of the River Ouse between Brighton to
the west (nine miles) and the stunning Severn Sister Cliffs to the East
(ten miles). It is a busy port with regular cross channel ferry
sailings to Dieppe (France); a fishing fleet and leisure craft but since
the time when my crime novel is set in December 1950 its cargo and
steamer trade has declined. The town has also changed considerably, not
to mention the pace and way of life
A look back at my crime mystery thriller novels published in
In this video I'm talking about my 1950s fictional sleuth, Scotland
Yard detective, Inspector Ryga , who is sent out to investigate baffling
in Death in the Cove and Death in the Harbour. All my fast-paced crime
novels (22) are set against the back drop of the sea in England.
Step on the Steam Train with Inspector Ryga
I've put together a video from the audio book of DEATH IN THE HARBOUR, narrated by the actor Jonathan Rhodes and produced by B7 Media. The short extract is the beginning of Chapter 3 - it's Friday 8 December 1950. I hope you enjoy it
is a fascinating insight of the narrator's audio script character
summaries for recording the audio book of my Inspector Ryga 1950 set
mystery (2) DEATH IN THE HARBOUR just released in paperback, as an ebook
on Amazon Kindle and as an audio book. Narrated by the very talented
actor, Jonathan Rhodes and produced by B7 Media.
See how he sums up in one or two words the various characters in the novel.
Here's a sample Joseph Moore - Steptoe; Leemings -Sour; Dewsnap - keen rabbit!
1950s set DEATH IN THE HARBOUR Inspector Ryga Mystery (2) to find out.
No, I’m not going to say more because I don’t wish to spoil the story
for you but here’s a little extract below.
It’s a cold foggy December day in 1950 and Scotland Yard detective,
Inspector Ryga is sent to the coastal town of Newhaven to unravel the
mystery of why an ordinary police constable was murdered and his wife
has gone missing.
Andy Horton has been described as 'an especially good series hero, a
likeable fellow with plenty of street smarts and the requisite personal
baggage - an abrasive supervisor (DCI Lorraine Bliss) and an
antagonistic soon to be ex wife.' Booklist (USA) Footsteps on the Shore.
Heroes in crime novels are often ordinary people with their own set of
problems and the key to producing a successful crime novel is not
necessarily that the hero saves the world, aka James Bond, but that he
also learns something about himself along the way. Putting ordinary
people in extraordinary circumstances builds tension and readers tend to
support characters in which they recognise certain traits they have
all know that location is an important factor when choosing where to
live, it is also equally important in choosing the setting for a crime
novel. There are many great settings for crime novels in the UK from
gritty Glasgow to captivating Cornwall and of course the wonderful
diversity of settings in countries around the World. There is also the
For me the setting has to be by and around the sea.It is my trademark or
brand if you prefer and features in all my crime novels. I was brought
up in the coastal city of Portsmouth and I believe that once the sea is
in your blood it never leaves you.
Happy Birthday to DI Andy Horton in A DEADLY WAKE
That's a point when is Andy's birthday? Have I ever mentioned it? Wonder what star sign he is? Maybe I might weave this in to a future novel.
Inspector Andy Horton returns to his desk in
Portsmouth CID after a tedious computer course in London to find there
has been a series of highway robberies in his absence and an arson
attack at the sailing club where the Chief Constable keeps his boat.
What’s more the Chief’s boat is one of three that have been set alight
and he’s demanding action. But when the fingerprint bureau phone Horton
to tell him the prints of an unknown man found dead in a log cabin in a
secluded bay on the Isle of Wight match those of someone he met six
months previously, Horton’s priorities are clear. He travels to the
island to identify the body but what greets him is totally unexpected.
As he follows the trail of the dead man, he uncovers some startling
revelations into his own mother’s past and the truth behind her
disappearance over thirty years ago.
A DEADLY WAKE is available in paperback, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple and Google books.
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