Welcome

I am thrilled that the second of my Kember and Hayes mysteries, A Silent Way To Die, is due out on 26th April 2022. The first, A Quiet Place To Kill, was published on 1st September 2021 by Amazon imprint Thomas and Mercer.

A Silent Way to Die is available to pre-order here, and A Quiet Place to Kill is available to buy here.

I’m slaving away at A Perfect Time To Murder, Book 3 in the series, right now!

Having won over an agent who then worked hard to find me a publishing deal, my goal of becoming a published author of historical crime novels has been realised. I took the plunge in 2018 to join the Three Month London-based Creative Writing Course with Curtis Brown Creative, taught by Charlotte Mendelson, which not only gave me a supportive group of like-minded scribes but also the confidence to enter the 2019 Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award where I achieved Highly Commended. My elation then doubled when Nelle Andrew, now of the Rachel Mills Literary agency, offered me representation!

Hooking an agent is only ever half the battle and I still believe in Anita Shreve’s assertion that “The only difference between a published writer and an unpublished writer is the published writer never gave up.” Stephen King in his book On Writing said, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” It’s true, the hard work never stops.

I do hope you enjoy your visit here and I thank you for dropping by.

Neil