I am now seventy-one years of age, retired, and living happily on the edge of London and Kent in England with my dog.
My introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when my father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn't until after he died that I showed any interest in anything other than myself!
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On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life:: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant, and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively--out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel --The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for six years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company.
All eight of his novels are now published by Next Chapter with the eighth--A Covenant Of Spies, completing a four-book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? Once I Was A Soldier and The Widow's Son. Under the Next Chapter publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.
Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning.
He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as--the new Graham Green--by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his.
Bestseller on four separate Amazon accounts