September 13, 2017
This is a crime thriller in the tradition of John Buchan’s 39 Steps. The protagonist JT Ellington takes off into the 1960’s West Country countryside, with a little girl in his charge, pursued by violent men who want to do them harm. He is a black Private Detective, a migrant from the Caribbean, working the streets of Bristol with little knowledge of the terrain to which they escape but well aware of the endemic racism in the environment where he works.
The author has a sound knowledge of the geography of the city and countryside of the time which his characters inhabit. Being a Bristolian myself and brought up in the area of that time I am aware of the places in the picture he paints. The characters and plot are compelling to follow. This is a story which can be described as West Country Noir and is certainly well worth a read.
All Through the Night is published by Black & White Publishing
and is available as an ebook, hardcover, paperback and audibook
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September 7, 2017
It is difficult for us of a different generation to imagine what it must have been like to live through the days of the early 1940s in Britain when the country was so nearly overrun by Nazi tyranny. But I was so pleased when talking to my Mother over the past few months that she decided to write down her experiences of that time. It is a powerful story tinged with sadness, humour and romance. I have been fortunate to have been able to publish my own writings in recent years, so when I read what she had written there was no doubt in my mind that I should help her publish it.
I always knew she was a fine writer because of the letters she wrote to me when I was away from home as a child and again when I left to seek out a career as a young man. Even though she left school at 14 she is a highly educated woman able to adapt to learning new skills, and this shows in her writing. Thus, Peatmore Press is proud to publish her wartime story which is now available as an ebook on the Amazon Kindle store by following the link below.
Editor, Peatmore Press
Read it here
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