“Talus” Review Roundup – 5

Talus and the Frozen King is now available everywhere, and the reviews keep rolling in ... SFF World review by Rob H Bedford Edwards works with a very straight-forward mystery structure, murder, investigation, solution, but what happens between those pillars of the structure make for a very entertaining read. All told, Talus and the Frozen King was an extremely … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 5

Publication Day!

I know, I know. I put up a post here a couple of weeks ago announcing the launch of my new novel. Now here I am again telling you today is the publication day. What gives? Have I gone crazy? Frankly, the jury's out on that one, but the reason things are getting a bit Groundhog … Continue reading Publication Day!

“Talus” Review Roundup – 4

We're another week closer to the official UK launch of the paperback edition of Talus and the Frozen King (it's out in the US, and available as an ebook, already), and here are the latest reviews ... Crime Fiction Lover review by Michael Parker More than just a whodunnit – this is a story about the power of … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 4

“Talus” Review Roundup – 3

Plenty of reviews still coming in for Talus and the Frozen King. Here's this week's crop ... Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing (review by Gregory Pellechi) The manic energy of modern day our modern Sherlock Holmes is a difficult thing to transpose to a book. To take such a character and place them in the Stone Age without the … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 3

Neolithic Houses of Skara Brae

My neolithic detective novel Talus and the Frozen King is set largely on the remote island of Creyak, in an icebound and unnamed land that bears a suspicious resemblance to the north-west coast of Scotland. The model for Creyak is the neolithic village of Skara Brae, which was inhabited between 3,200 BC and 2,200 BC. My tale … Continue reading Neolithic Houses of Skara Brae

Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective

It's launch day! Talus and the Frozen King is now out in the wild. So stop reading this announcement and go buy yourself a copy. Now! If you're in the UK, your buying options for the paperback may be limited until the official release on 6th April 2014, but you should be able to pick up … Continue reading Meet Talus – The World’s First Detective

Neolithic Names

Character names are a thorny issue for writers of fiction. If a name doesn't remind you of your old Uncle Henry, it probably conjures up an image of a famous actor or politican. Perhaps a notorious serial killer. Give your hero a long name and you'll be sick of writing it out by the time … Continue reading Neolithic Names

“Talus” Review Roundup – 2

With one week to go until Talus and the Frozen King is published, it's time for a second roundup of blog reviews. I encourage you to click on the links and read the reviews in full. While I'm delighted to say Talus is being warmly received so far, there's some good criticism here: Bookonaut has some interesting views … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 2

Win a Copy of “Talus and the Frozen King”!

Fancy a freebie? Those nice people at Worlds Without End are giving away a copy of my new novel Talus and the Frozen King. There are two ways to enter the competition. Either retweet this tweet (just click on the image) ... … or visit the Worlds Without End blog and leave a comment. Do … Continue reading Win a Copy of “Talus and the Frozen King”!

“Talus” Review Roundup – 1

Although the official publication date of Talus and the Frozen King is still a few weeks off, it’s just started picking up its first reviews from the blogosphere. Here’s a roundup from this week. Drunken Dragon Reviews There are three things about this book that I absolutely loved. The first is the attentiveness to detail … Continue reading “Talus” Review Roundup – 1