January 3, 2019
The bullet crashed through the plate glass window and into the customer’s forehead. It smashed through his skull and embedded itself in the wall behind him. People screamed as the plump middle-aged man was flung off his chair away from the table where he had been dining and the shooter stepped through the shattered opening into the restaurant.
He had not wanted to waste bullets by spraying rounds indiscriminately so he had set the Kalashnikov rifle he was holding to fire single shots. These were to be surgical killings and he wanted to shoot dead all who crossed his path. His feet crunched on the broken glass as he trod carefully forward and shot a woman, sheltering beneath the table in the back of the neck. A man who looked like a waiter made a dash for two double doors and he shot him in the back before he could reach them. Some people ran, but those who were not quick enough or those who cowered on the floor he shot one by one. Dark blood flowed with food, drink and broken crockery among the unturned chairs.
October 13, 2018
Absent-mindedly, he stuffed his right hand in his jacket pocket and felt the jar. He drew it out, looked through the glass at the white lumps of organic matter inside and said aloud to himself, “Magic I don’t think so.” He tossed it in the metal waste bin then, as the clanging sound his action had caused resonated around the room, he had another thought and looked in the bin. The jar was still intact. He retrieved it, put it down on the laboratory bench, discarded his jacket and put on his labcoat. What followed next led to the discovery of Floracillin.
July 6, 2018
Summer is here and there is no better time to spend the day outside reading on lazy sunny days. It will soon be the holiday season in the northern hemisphere so choose some books to take with you to while away idle relaxing moments.
It is a good time for authors and publishers to release books so that bookstores at airports, train stations and holiday resorts can stock up to help travellers make those last minute purchases. Peatmore Press is no exception and has launched its fourth novel which is the first I have released under my own name. It is a crime thriller and I am told by those who have had a chance to turn the pages that it is a good read. But see for yourself and let me know how you feel about it.
Published on 2 July 2018
and can be bought by following the links at
August 18, 2015
I am excited that my book, “Bike Travelling Man,” made the top 20 best seller list (#20) for Motorcycle ebooks Amazon UK Kindle Store. http://tinyurl.com/oulupn5. At the time of writing it is now in the top 30 because like the pop music charts the hits never stay in the same place for long.
Bike Travelling Man is published by Peatmore Press
and available on Amazon UK for £0.99 & Amazon.com for $1.56
June 27, 2015
My latest book is free on Amazon Kindle Today. Grab it here! http://tinyurl.com/oapa5mu
April 15, 2015
The unexpected popularity of my bike travelogue ebook, ¨American Road¨, prompted me to search through my old journals and photographs for earlier tales of my motorcycle adventures. I managed to find an account written about a trip I took to the Munich Beer Festival in 1980. This has been supplemented by my memory of that event and enhanced by my motorcycling activities before and after that time. Alas, most of the later experiences have had to rely largely on my memory, but I am grateful for the fact that I always took a camera with me. The resulting photographs have been invaluable in reawakening my memories of those travels.
American Road is available on Amazon and on Apple’s iBook store. So far most of its sales have come from Amazon so in the first instance Bike Travelling Man will only be available from Amazon kindle stores in the Mobi (Kindle) format. Clicking (or tapping) on the link below or on the link in the side panel will take you to the web page where British and American readers can find further details and can access their relevant online stores.
I hope this account and the photographs will provide as much entertainment for my readers as the previous ebook seems to have done.
A Life with Two Motorcycles
99p from Amazon.uk or $1.45 from Amazon. com
August 19, 2014
Peatmore Press has just released a second ebook short story collection as a follow up to Crime and Passion. C&P brought together two writing styles, one dark and one light that also manifested itself in the first two Peatmore novels, Cogrill’s Mill and Victim of Compromise, and because of this two different pen names were used. This was always going to be difficult to sustain with the second short story collection particularly as it encompassed just one central theme, namely that of starting over. Thus it was decided that the new book would be put out under my real name and the title New Beginnings.
This does not mean that the names Jack Lindsey and Luke Johnson will no longer be used. There is a third Jack Lindsey novel, written in the same light vein as the previous two, currently in the planning stage.
New Beginnings by Keith Jahans is available on the Amazon Kindle Store and as an Apple ibook on the iTunes Store via the Peatmore Press website at http://www.peatmore.com
April 9, 2014
People are fascinated by them. The desire to find out what happens next is irresistible. Writers want their audience to be entertained and keep coming back for more. Sometimes they are surprised by the results. The Peatmore Press motorcycle travel ebook, American Road, is selling well in America. Perhaps the reason is many Americans want to reach out and find a new way in which they can explore their own country by reading about the experiences of others. They may be wishing to undertake a similar journey themselves and are seeking clues of where to go and how to travel. Whatever the reason, their motivation is welcome and I hope they get as much out of the ebook as I did in writing it.
American Road for Kindle can be obtained from Amazon UK by clicking or tapping on the jacket cover in the side bar or from Amazon.com in the USA or by following the links to the Peatmore Press website at http://www.peatmore.com. As a reward for reading Peatmore stories and following this blog, I have posted another free short story, The Age Gene, which can again be accessed by via the jacket cover and following the link to the website.
Editor, Peatmore Press.
October 18, 2012
A best selling writer of fiction will often strive to end a narrative with some memorable sentences in an attempt to entice the reader to come back to his or her work for more. But the ending of a novel very often does not stick in the readers’ mind. They might reflect that the story turned out well or there was a sad conclusion. However, it is not unusual for a story to be inconclusive and in that way it may reflect life itself.
I know one reader who likes to read the last page of a book before buying it. But like many people I hate it if the ending is given away. Fortunately it is often impossible to understand the full significance of last sentences. Some examples can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8181000/8181968.stm
I was planning to cite some examples from the published works of Peatmore Press but for the reasons given above thought it may be counter productive to give too much away.
Perhaps the best way to understand whether the last words of a narrative should have any bearing on a story is to look at the final utterances of real people. Often they are banal and even humorous but it is questionable if they truly reflect a person’s life. To find examples click on http://listverse.com/2007/08/22/20-famous-last-words
No one novel can give everyone a satisfying reading experience so finally to fully understand the frustration that can result from a story not having a proper ending click on the link below.