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Friday, 11 May 2018

THE DIME NOVELIST


Ned Buntline is credited as the man who created the mythic West. He certainly brought Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock to prominence. A larger than life character, he crammed several lies into one and was a writer, adventurer, soldier, sailor, temperance lecturer and womanizer. The most popular dime  novelist of his day, a man of many paradoxes and a self-aggrandiser of gargantuan proportions, come and meet him in my short biographical novel.



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The Dime Novelist

Thursday, 26 April 2018

WE'D BETTER OPEN HIS HEAD!

Over at  THE DOCTOR'S BAG, the monthly blog about 19th century medicine and surgery, I'm talking about trephination and head injuries.



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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

BEST OF THE WEST

I am pleased to say that my story LARIAT LAW is in this anthology  BEST OF THE WEST, published by Sundown Press today. 

It is a tale about Doc Marcus Quigley, my itinerant dentist, gambler and occasional bounty hunter.




Why not pop over to Sundown Press and have a look. 


Friday, 30 June 2017

DRY GULCH REVENGE

The Large Print edition of dry Gulch Revenge comes out on July 1, 2017, published by Linford Western Library



Hank Hawkins has the opportunity to achieve his ambition of buying a ranch. All he has to do is help a gang rob the stage in the Devil's Bones canyons. But it turns out the bandits never intended to leave anyone alive - including him... Upon regaining consciousness, Hawkins vows to track down the murderers who betrayed him. But when he sets off, he has a companion accompanying him: Helen Curtis, the fiancee of the messenger whose death lies heavy on Hawkins' conscience.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

THE PEST HOUSE





Twisted Knee, Ohio, 1866

Nothing could ever damp down the smell of the pest house.

Especially not in the sweltering heat of summer.

It was a strange, stomach-twisting smell that wafted from the two chimneys that belched smoke most days when the place was full of patients. And even when the smoke was dispelled by the wind the odor hung like a miasma around the old two-storied timber building a couple of hundred yards from the edge of the town of Twisted Knee.

But the smell was only a prelude to the evil that took place in the old building that housed the wounded, the diseased, and the hopeless. Though Doctor Cutler had his own faults, murder was not one of them—and that was going to be the death of him…

The Pest House

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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

WANTED: DEAD OR REVIVED

My latest novel is a departure from my normal style. This is a steampunk-weird western.



As the Civil War rages, Confederate Army surgeon Oscar Chamberlain uses his years of research to invent his Regen formula—a medicine so powerful it can promote healing at unheard-of speed. With this incredible discovery, he will revolutionize medicine, and hopes for the ultimate victory by the Confederacy.

But when a crude and tainted sample of his formula falls into the wrong hands, a devastating plague, more virulent than any other contagion known to mankind, is released. It spreads like wildfire, afflicting both armies, leading to cessation of hostilities between the North and the South in what becomes known as The Great Stalemate. 


With Chamberlain being blamed for the Revenant Plague, both President Andrew Johnson and President Jefferson Davis agree that he must be found and brought to justice.  Somehow, a cure must be discovered—or the entire country will become infested with the walking dead. In desperation, they turn to a medium and a ghost catcher to lead them to the man who is WANTED: DEAD OR REVIVED…

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF THE ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR MORIARTY

The US edition of THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF THE ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR MORIARTY is out now. 




Featuring 37 stories about Sherlock Holmes' old nemesis. My story, THE FULHAM STRANGLER is written by my alter ego Keith Moray. 

Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars are in it. 

Also available in paperback or audio.





Get it from Amazon.uk