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Ravenswood Crime Series

Set in the fictional city of Ravenswood, DCI Watson, and his sidekick and best friend, Keith Monteith, are the lead detectives of the city’s police force. The two may have grown up in Ravenswood, but they still don’t know how deep the criminal minds of the Russell brothers and the Clay family go… Over the course of cases of murder, intimidation, kidnapping and more heinous crimes, they will find out. Their friendship and their marriages…

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Ganestown Crime Series

The Ganestown Crime Series introduces us to, and takes us on a riveting journey with, three protagonists who have no experience in dealing with crime or criminals. Twenty-two-year-old smart, sassy art graduate Sharona Waters, has recently broken off her relationship with Malcolm McGuire due to his gambling addiction. Hugh Fallon (28) is a redundant sales manager. An introvert, his personal relationship is floundering, and his mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Ferdia Hardiman (48) is…

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Chris Hill

Chris Hill (†15.06.2023) worked in communications for children’s charity WellChild. His background was newspaper journalism: he’s been a crime reporter, news editor, and editor. He was news editor of the evening newspaper in Gloucester during the Fred and Rose West case. Originally from Barrow-in-Furness, Chris lived in Gloucestershire with his wife and two sons and Murphy the Cockapoo until his premature death. As a short story writer, he won several awards, including the prestigious Bridport…

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Chris Blackwater

Chris Blackwater is a writer and chartered engineer from Leeds, England. His first novel Emergency Drill, set on a North Sea oil platform, was shortlisted for the 2020 CWA Debut Dagger Award when it first came out. His short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including contributions to the much-missed Mad Scientist Journal. Chris began writing to entertain himself whilst working on offshore oil platforms and remote power stations. His career…

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Caroline James Mackie

Born and raised in Edinburgh (1954), Caroline James Mackie emigrated to the Netherlands with her husband and their two little girls in 1979. She writes for the hell of it, and this story was written for her kids even although they were already outgrown the target audience by the time she’d finished it. Now that her grandchildren are at the right age, it’s time. Other books and lots of short stories and poetry followed at…

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JD Badrock

JD Badrock writes thrillers and other novels, short stories, and poems, usually with a good dose of humour in them. A qualified accountant, she had a successful career in the city, working in investments and financial services. She changed direction and ended her career as the finance director of a major UK charity. A career break allowed JD Badrock to gain an art degree at Central St Martins. She spent a year with an Essex-based…

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Alistair Birch

Alistair Birch is the author of two modern action-packed thrillers, Shadow Pursuit and the sequel Shadow Play. He’s also penned a darker, character driven psychological thriller set in the eighties called, The Evil Within. City Stone Publishing will (re-)publish his thrillers in 2023 and 2024. Not content to stop there, Alistair is currently writing a wartime thriller while considering another Shadow book and other writing projects. Outside of the writing world, Alistair combines another job…

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Nico Broekhuis

Nico Broekhuis (1962-2023) was a Dutch artist with a lifelong love for Dad’s Army. So much so that he could pinpoint almost every single scene of this British popular comedy series, set in WWII, another of Nico’s interests. The series comprises nine seasons, a total of eighty episodes. In his drawings, Nico captured the adventures of the memorable characters of the fictional Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard under the inspired leadership of the always active Captain Mainwaring…

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Ivan Jenson

Ivan Jenson is a fine artist, novelist and popular contemporary poet who lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His artwork was featured in Art in America, Art News, and Interview Magazine and has sold at auction at Christie’s. Amongst Ivan’s commissions are the final portrait of the late Malcolm Forbes and a painting titled “Absolut Jenson” for Absolut Vodka’s national ad campaign. His Absolut paintings are in the collection of the Spritmuseum, the museum of spirits…

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Tony Millington

  Tony Millington is the author of the Ravenswood Crime Series, currently comprising five books. Set in the fictional city of Ravenswood, DCI Watson, and his sidekick, as well as best friend, Keith Monteith, are the lead detectives of the city’s police force. Prior to writing, Tony spent many years as a civil servant in the MOD, working on local RAF bases. Also, he worked for the local council in Adult and Children’s Social Care.…

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