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Hollywood Mystery

DATELINE HOLLYWOOD: The latest release from Pro Se Productions is a book I’m pretty excited about. HOLLYWOOD MYSTERY contains five stories from the Golden Age of Celluloid, where the stars get to solve the crime. Joining me on this journey to tinseltown are noted authors Mark Squirek, Christofer Nigro, Wayne Carey and Gordon Dymowski. My […]

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The Storm

Title: The Storm Author: Clive Cussler and Graham Brown Publisher: Michael Joseph | Penguin Published: 2012 Pages: 404 Series: The NUMA Files – Book 10 Since Clive Cussler became a brand, with at least five series on the go, I have had trouble keeping up with his output – or rather with the cadre of […]

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The Four Legendary Kingdoms

Title: The Four Legendary Kingdoms Author: Matthew Reilly Publisher: Pan Macmillan Published: 2016 Series: Jack West Jr. – Book 4 I have a love / hate relationship with Matthew Reilly’s novels. When Reilly gets it right, his books are the equivalent of a spectacular Big Screen Blockbuster movie; they are jaw-droppingly exciting and a great […]

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Vengeance: Get Cutter

As a part of Pro Se Press’ innovative Single Shot line, the follow-up to my blood and thunder tale Cutter’s Law is now available. This second tale in the VENGEANCE trilogy is entitled GET CUTTER – and it’s BIGGER, BETTER and BLOODIER. The series features Nathan Cutter, an Australian soldier whose life was turned upside […]

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And Then: Vol. 1 is now live

And Then… The Great Big Book of Awesome Adventure Tales Volume 1 has arrived… Once upon a time, in an inspired fit of lunacy, Clan Destine Press invited some of the best genre writers in Australia and New Zealand to join them in a grand adventure. They wanted rollicking stories of cliff-hanging quests and mysteries, […]

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The March of Time

As we roll into December and 2016 winds to a close I thought it was time to look back at what was achieved this year and what lies ahead for 2017. I have got to admit 2016 was a pretty tough year. I thought 2015 was bad, but 2016 took me in directions I wasn’t […]

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And Then – available to pre-order

So folks, ‘And Then: The Great Big Book of Awesome Adventure Tales’ is available to pre-order. If you want to get in early – and obtain a 25% discount off the RRP – there’s an Indigogo Campaign happening now. The two volume set features over 30 of Australia and New Zealand’s finest genre fictioneers. The […]

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Agents of S.A.T.A.N. (1966)

In 1966, Picture Library (Published and distributed by M.V. Features Limited in England) put out a series of pocket comic books called S.A.T.A.N. – an acronym for Spies Anonymous To All Nations. Each issue appears to have been 68 pages (if you include the 4 page cover). I have 2 issues, No. 12: Point of […]

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Gravedigger: Hot Women, Cold Cash

Title: Gravedigger: Hot Women, Cold Cash Author: Christopher Mills Illustrator: Rick Burchett Publisher: Action Lab: Danger Zone Year: 2015 The first thing you’ll notice about the character, Gravedigger McCrae, is his resemblance to Lee Marvin. In my mind this elicits thoughts of Point Blank, The Killers and Prime Cut, which is quite okay if the […]

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Lie Catchers

Title: Lie Catchers Author: Paul Bishop Publisher: Pro Se Productions Year: 2015 Lie Catchers is a police procedural with a twist. The two heroes of the story, ‘Calamity’ Jane Randall and Ray Pagan, have unique gifts which aid their investigation. Randall is a synesthete – which means she can see when people are lying – […]

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