Lifting the Lid series – Books 1-3 now available as a box set


The first three books in the ‘Lifting the Lid’ series are now available as a box set of e-books. No fancy cover as in this image unfortunately, but buying all three books together is a fair bit cheaper than buying them all separately.

The price of the box set right now means you’ll be getting all three e-books (900+ pages) for the price of two. This may not always be the case, although it’s definitely true at the moment.

Click here to check out the box set on Amazon

‘Dishing the Dirt’ – New novel coming soon

‘Dishing the Dirt’ is the third book in the ‘Lifting the Lid’ series. Available for pre-order from Sunday 18th April

It’s been quite a while since ‘Heads You Lose’, the second book in the ‘Lifting the Lid’ series, so at long last Book 3 is now ready for publication. Trevor and Sandra are still in Greece, running Marcus Ingleby’s taverna, but also doing a bit of detective work on the side.

Perhaps not surprisingly, this leads them into all kinds of trouble, including blackmail, kidnapping and murder, which teaches them the valuable lesson that careless talk costs lives – and with zero chance of a refund.

Click here for more details.

Click here to read the opening chapters.

‘Cremains’ – New novel coming soon

I thought it was about time I published a new novel, and here it is (nearly).

A bank manager turned bank robber, a dodgy undertaker, some psychopathic gangsters and a cremation urn or two. They’re all in my new comedy crime caper to be published very soon.

Click here for more details.

Click here to read the first three chapters.

‘Lifting the Lid’ & ‘Heads You Lose’ price drop

Yes, bot'Lifting the Lid' and 'Heads You Lose' countdown dealh books in the Lifting the Lid comedy thriller series are currently only 99p (UK) and 99c (US) – but for a few days only.

Here are some recent reviews for Lifting the Lid

‘An easy read with a fun plot that keeps you guessing and chuckling in equal measure. Give it a go. You won’t regret it.’

‘It kept me chuckling along right to the end. A thoroughly gripping yarn.’

‘Loved it. Just about to read the sequel. You’ve gained another fan. Keep writing!!’

And for Heads You Lose

‘This book was so good I could not put it down. Very funny.’

‘Great sequel to Lifting the Lid. A fun adventure. Didn’t want it to end.’

‘A wonderful holiday read, with another well-planned plot. Can’t wait for the next one!’


‘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 and follow the instructions towards the bottom of the page.

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



‘Lifting the Lid’ paperback edition

Paperback on toiletThe paperback edition of Lifting the Lid is now available from Amazon.

‘A superb adventure-comedy… Lifting the Lid will grab you and pull you along for a fun and wild ride… I can’t wait for the sequel!’ – Jennifer Reinoehl for Readers’ Favorite

‘It’s brilliant!… You’ll laugh so hard, you’ll have to make a couple trips to the restroom… The writing is fast paced, funny and downright thrilling.’ – Samantha Coville for

Click here to read more reviews.

Click here to read the first four chapters.

‘Lifting the Lid’ – Now available in all e-book formats

'Lifting the Lid'My new comedy thriller is now available in all e-book formats from most online booksellers. (See links towards the top right of this page.)

It’s also been getting some great reviews too. Here are just a few:

“A great story, expertly told.”

“Utterly enjoyable… Plenty of laugh out loud moments and enough substance to sink your teeth into.”

“Refreshingly entertaining… very funny indeed.”

“Jokes and crime – sublime.”

Read the first four chapters.

Lifting the Lid will also be published soon as a paperback.

‘Lifting the Lid’ – My new novel out now on Amazon

'Lifting the Lid'

Cover design by Brian Ground from an original painting by Kostas Tsoukatos © 2013

Yes, my new comedy thriller is now available from an Amazon Kindle Store near you.

There are some things people see in toilets that they wish they hadn’t. What Trevor Hawkins sees might even cost him his life.

Read the first four chapters of Lifting the Lid, which is a comedy thriller about how a single, split-second decision can change someone’s life for ever.

Lifting the Lid will also be published as a paperback in the next few weeks.

‘Lifting the Lid’ – My new novel out soon!

Part of the front cover of my novel 'Lifting the Lid'

Part of the front cover of my novel ‘Lifting the Lid’ (Original painting by Kostas Tsoukatos © 2013)

There are some things people see in toilets that they wish they hadn’t. What Trevor Hawkins sees might even cost him his life.

At long last, my comedy thriller Lifting the Lid is about to be published – first as an e-book and then as a ‘proper’ paperback.

Here’s a sneak preview of part of the front cover – an original painting by my good friend Kostas Tsoukatos. He usually does portraits and was a bit surprised when I told him what I wanted!

Final publication details will be announced here soon, but in the meantime, click here if you’d like to read more information about the book and the opening four chapters.