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Thursday, 10 June 2010

Policeman's Lot first feedback

For any writer it's great to get feedback and when that feedback's from someone you rate highly as a writer it's double sweet. Keith Chapman AKA western writer Chap O'Keefe said of my novel, A Policeman's Lot:

"The colour of the setting, the atmosphere and the characterization are all top-class. The story starts rather low-key, but once you get to the killings, everything steps up a notch and grabs you by the throat. A "historical police procedural" is the most effective way I can describe it. The storyline's multiple, concurrent strands reminded me a bit of the J. J. Marric (John Creasey) Gideon books, as did the well-observed "common people" characters. The difference here is the way they're thrown into greater relief by their contrast with the celebrated Buffalo Bill and his show people. Your choice of this background for your first Pontypridd novel was a stroke of genius."

A Policeman's Lot is available now on eBook for instant download - at a price that reflects the fact we didn't have to chop any trees down or rent expensive warehouse space.

Buy it HERE

Read it on your eReader, iPhone, iPad thingie or even on your computer screen.

From the blurb:
Think you know the Jack the Ripper story?
Think again!
Inspector Frank Parade carries out his daily duties in the Welsh industrial town of Pontypridd, duties complicated by the unprecedented presence of 500 members of Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show encamped outside the town, not to mention the thousands attending the show every day. A series of depraved murders quickly makes things even more complicated. Buffalo Bill stands squarely in his path when Parade tries to investigate the likely possibility that one of the hundreds of show members is involved. And soon enough Parade’s own superiors are blocking his inquires, too. Still more deaths occur as Parade sifts through the thin evidence available and finds a trail that may lead to the perpetrator of the most heinous crime of the 19th Century—London’s “Ripper” murders.
Shocking revelations come thick and fast.
The greatest criminal mystery in history is about to be solved by a Welsh copper and an American Legend.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I will get it read fairly soon. I'm caught up in a bunch of projects at the moment. Never enough time.