Out Now! ‘Quest for the Holey Snail’

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“Not just another book about serial-killing monks who travel through time and wear Union Jack flip-flops.” – Unusual Footwear Monthly

Quest for the Holey Snail is now available in e-book and paperback formats from Amazon.

'Quest for the Holey Snail' cover

Cover design by Penny Philcox © 2016

WANTED:  Gainful employment of an adventurous nature but without risk of personal physical harm. (Can supply own time travel machine if required.)

When Horace Tweed places an advertisement in a national magazine, the last thing he expects is to be commissioned to travel back through time in search of the long extinct Holey* Snail.

But this isn’t just any old snail. The helix pertusa is possessed of an extraordinary and highly desirable property, and Horace’s quest leads him and his co-adventurers to Ancient Greece and a variety of near-death encounters with beings both mythological and not so mythological.

Meanwhile, Detective Chief Inspector Harper Collins has her hands full trying to track down a secret order of fundamentalist monks whom she suspects of committing a series of murders – the same monks who are determined to thwart Horace in his…

 Quest for the Holey Snail.

 (* This isn’t a spelling mistake. The Holey Snail is so called because there are hundreds of tiny holes all over its shell.)

Click here to read the opening chapters.

Click here to read one of the book’s featured digressions.

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Podcasts

“We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their root in Greece”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

If you want to know what it’s really like in Greece, have a listen to:A Kilo of String – a series of short podcasts about my – often bizarre – experiences as a Brit living in Greece with the occasional digression into total irrelevances.

I’ve also started another series of podcasts called One Thing and Another, episodes of which aren’t necessarily about Greece (although the first one is).

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‘Quest for the Holey Snail’ paperback edition – Coming soon

'Quest for the Holey Snail' paperback coverThe paperback edition of ‘Quest for the Holey Snail’ will be published very soon. Just waiting for the proof copy, and if all’s well, the “proper book” will be available in about ten days from now.

In the meantime, the ebook edition is available at viewBook.at/Quest

‘Quest for the Holey Snail’ – Available now!

My new novel, Quest for the Holey Snail, is now available as an e-book from Amazon. (Paperback edition to follow soon.)

'Quest for the Holey Snail' cover

Cover design by Penny Philcox © 2016

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“Not just another book about serial-killing monks who travel through time and wear Union Jack flip-flops.” – Unusual Footwear Monthly

Click here for more information about the book.

Click here to read the opening chapters.

Click here to buy Quest for the Holey Snail ebook.

‘Quest for the Holey Snail’

Horace's advertWhen Horace Tweed places an advertisement in a national and moderately well respected periodical, the last thing he expects is to be commissioned to travel back through time in search of the long extinct Holey Snail.

Meanwhile, Detective Chief Inspector Harper Collins has her hands full trying to track down a secret order of monks whom she suspects of committing a series of murders – the same monks who are determined to thwart Horace in his…

 …’Quest for the Holey Snail’ – my new novel, coming soon(ish).

‘Heads You Lose’ – Out now in paperback!

'Heads You Lose' paperbackAs well as the e-book edition, Heads You Lose is now also available as a paperback from Amazon.

“A highly entertaining, well-constructed screwball comedy that is as enjoyable as it is well written.” – Keith Nixon for Big Al’s Books and Pals

“Masterfully planned and executed… It tickled my funny bone in all the right places.” – Joanne Armstrong for Ingrid Hall Reviews

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Click here to read the first four chapters.

‘Heads You Lose’ nominated for award!

B and P Readers' Choice Award

B and P Readers’ Choice Award Nominee 2015

Heads You Lose has been shortlisted for a Readers’ Choice Award in the Humour Category at the Big Al’s Books and Pals review website. There are fourteen categories in all, and nominated books have been chosen which “stood out from the pack as exceptional examples of Indie (self-published and small press) writing”.

Anyone can vote in as many or as few categories as they want, and there are plenty of raffle prizes to be won if you do. The Grand Prize is a $75 Amazon Gift Card.

If you’d like to vote for Heads You Lose (or any of the books in the thirteen other categories), please go to http://booksandpals.blogspot.gr/2015/03/2015-readers-choice.html and follow the instructions towards the bottom of the page.

Many thanks for voting and good luck with winning a raffle prize.

 

 

‘Heads You Lose’ – Out now on Kindle!

Heads You Lose – the sequel to Lifting the Lid and the second novel in my ‘Lifting the Lid’ series – is now available as an e-book from Amazon. (Paperback edition to follow soon.)

Click here for more information about the book.

Click here to read the first four chapters.

Click here to buy Heads You Lose.