Welcome to my website


Hi! Below is a picture of the desk where I’ve written many of my books. To take this photo, I had to squeeze right up into one corner of my tiny office:

I’ve had a big tidy-up. Normally, my desk is piled high with all kinds of rubbish. Please ignore the half-eaten cheese sandwich.

WhitmoreAntelope_bw_logo01_welcomeHello Coventry!

Hi to everyone at Willenhall Primary and Whitmore Park Primary – I’m looking forward to meeting you all on Wednesday 15th October. I’ll be talking about detective stories and their history, and there’ll be books available to buy.

You can find my books at…

…most online booksellers, or at your nearest bookshop – if they haven’t got the title(s) you want on the shelf, just ask and they can order them for you.

Click here to get my books at…
The Book Depository (often cheaper than Amazon)
Amazon UK
The Hive (the independent bookseller network)
WHSmith (limited selection)
ebooks at Kobo

Ebook editions are often cheaper than the printed versions, sometimes much cheaper. You can read ebooks on your phone or tablet, you don’t need an ereader.

When I last counted them up (Summer 2014) there had been 67 separate titles with my name on the cover, since my very first book appeared in 1997 (over 90 titles if you include various ebook editions and online stuff as well.) At a rough estimate, they total a little over 1,000,000 words. That’s more than Shakespeare, but far less than Dickens!

I’m currently working on:

  • A couple of books similar to this one.
  • The fourth title in the SWARM series.

My latest books are:


This is 85p right now at Amazon – WARNING: for teens only (gruesome content)

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