ABOUT

I grew up in Stoke-on-Trent and spent many years doing less than ideal jobs in and around the Potteries five towns, before finally taking the plunge and quitting work to follow my creative side, after contracting asthma through dust and chemical inhalation. As a keen horse-racing fan, I started off in 2007 self-publishing racing how-to manuals.


But my real passion is for crime fiction, both reading and writing. Inspired by authors such as Peter James, Val McDermid, James Oswald, Kate Ellis, and Ian Rankin, and in need of a new challenge, I began writing crime fiction in 2014.

 

After months of hard slog and sheer determination, I finished my first novel: The Killer Shadow Thieves. This is (book 1) of my DI Tom Blake Murder Squad series of gritty crime books set in Stoke on Trent, involving charismatic DI Tom Blake and his larger-than-life sidekick DS Jon Murphy. Book 2, A Place of Reckoning, along with book 1, has been read by thousands of readers and both have hit the top 100 on Amazon several times since being released.

THREE WOMEN.
TWO BODIES.
ONE DEADLY SECRET

'An engrossing whodunit

that delivers an emotional punch

to the dark and twisted end'

Reader review

Book #2 of the gripping DI Tom Blake crime series

OUT NOW 

IN THE PRESS

THE KILLER SHADOW THIEVES

‘‘I was immediately routing for  for DI Blake and DS Murphy and love there on page banter. The introduction of all the characters was done incredibly well and held my interest…"

HEATHER EAMES, 

BOOK JAR JOURNEYS BLOG

THE KILLER SHADOW THIEVES

"Four out of five stars for a very exciting novel, this is a police procedural set in Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas but with a whole lot more. The characters grow on you as the story progresses. The book feels very real and I would recommend it."

ALYSON READ, 

GOODREADS

THE KILLER SHADOW THIEVES

 

"I've done a review for my Facebook group Book Mark!

 

I loved this book!!!! Great story, good solid characters. I liked DI Blake very much and enjoyed the easy flow of the authors writing. The story drew me in and kept me there and I got to know the characters quickly."

 

‘Brilliant debut from a writer to watch.’

 

 

MARK FEARN, BOOK MARK

 

J.F.BURGESS BOOKS

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