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The Assyrian Contraband was written as a short introduction to the hero of The Benevolent Deception, Simon Ashcroft. Its early life was as a James Bond novella set in the 1950s, but I changed it to suit Ashcroft and the modern era. The story is set in the Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean and … Continue reading Thrilling Locations: The Assyrian Contraband
Here are my favourite thriller novels, TV series and films for 2017. I’m not a big reader or watcher, so I’m not selecting from a huge pool here, rather these stories captivated me and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Also, I also lean towards espionage and science fiction genres. TOP THREE CRIME BOOKS Fire and Forget, … Continue reading Top 3×3 Thriller Novels, TV Series and Films for 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKebRFQDqs0 Now that I'm on Christmas break holidays, between working on the sequel to The Benevolent Deception, I've created a new book trailer for my Simon Ashcroft series. The aim was to keep this one short and sweet, in alignment with the new branding for the series. I also arranged it so the words and … Continue reading New Book Trailer for Simon Ashcroft
Why I chose not to write a James Bond novella and instead transform it into a prequel for The Benevolent Deception.
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The original Blade Runner was one of those films I vividly remember as a kid. It got me interested in a new kind of science fiction movie, very different to the Star Wars trilogy which was ‘the big thing’ of my generation. Blade Runner was gritty, dystopian, sexy and hardboiled. It spawned the generation of … Continue reading Film Review: Blade Runner 2049: Better than the Original?
When I wrote The Benevolent Deception, I knew I was creating a fictional conspiracy that if ever came into existence in the real world, would have profound impacts everywhere. To do the story justice I knew I must write a global novel covering as many regions, economies, cultures and geographies as I could, simply to … Continue reading Thrilling Locations: The Benevolent Deception (Part 2)
On publishing news, The Assyrian Contraband is now available in print format at Amazon US and Amazon UK. I had been considering saving up my novellas until I was ready to print three or more of them in an anthology, and I still might, but I also thought there was no harm in getting them out in physical copies at the same time they are released digitally.