THE OUTER REACHES are out - and something else is on its way


In March, I am launching a new Young Adult thriller. Itíll be called CONNORíS BRAIN and it contains my best writing Ė ever! Well, I think so anyway. More soon.

Watch out for THE OUTER REACHES. This is a 4-book series of strange murder stories and it begins with BODY HARVEST. Two 16-year-old detectives Ė Troy Goodhart and forensic specialist Lexi Iona Four Ė are faced with a horrible find of three bodies (perhaps four, itís hard to say) in a wood. Troy is a human like you and me. Heís a major. But Lexi is an outer. She belongs to the other human race that exists alongside majors. This adds tension and humour as they go about their investigation of the bodies which have various organs missing.

The second book is LETHAL OUTBREAK. Three scientists wearing protective suits are found dead in a sealed, high-security laboratory. An accident with a soil sample brought to Earth from Mars, murder or something worse?

In FATAL CONNECTION, four majors die from the gruesome symptoms of mercury poisoning. But they live in different parts of the country and donít seem to have anything to do with each other. Troy and Lexi have to find the fatal connection before they can solve this horrible crime.

In the fourth book, BLOOD AND BONE, Troy and Lexi find a secret stash of blood, bone, brains and other parts from endangered tigers and rhinos. Someone is slaughtering animals at risk from extinction to feed the illegal trade in so-called natural medicine. The same gang will threaten anyone who gets in their way.

I think this series will appeal to fans of my TRACES books, so why not give THE OUTER REACHES a try? Paperbacks and ebooks available.

All of the TRACES novels - including the 7th, MURDER CLUB - are available as ebooks from Amazon right now.

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Prepare yourselves for some new and gruesome murders in THE OUTER REACHES. In this series of four books, two different human species live side-by-side in the world: majors and outers. It’s as if Neanderthals had survived and evolved alongside us (majors) and become outers. The two races look similar, but they have different talents and different genetics. Outers do not have fingerprints and they are more advanced than majors but fewer in number. They drink alcohol because it doesn’t make them drunk and they eat lots of insects. They also meditate rather than sleep.

The detective duo is Troy Goodhart (a major boy) and Lexi Iona Four (an outer girl). Both are sixteen. Troy is good with people, Lexi is good with forensic science. Together they tackle some bizarre crimes, starting with BODY HARVEST.

For all fans of my TRACES crime series, there are now seven ebooks in the series. All available through a major online bookstore! You can find them all by clicking on BOOKS. Jordan Stryker is a bionic boy who uses his enhanced body to investigate unsolved crimes, terrorism and bad guys who are beyond the reach of normal policing. Catch up with him in JORDAN STRYKER: BIONIC AGENT and JORDAN STRYKER: CYBER TERROR.

SHADES is a series of short books that are strong on drama, pace and style. The SHADES books are ideal for readers who prefer their stories to be a snack rather than a big feast. FOUR DEGREES MORE is an environmental thriller that opens with a boy called Leyton watching his bedroom fall into the sea. It’s all about coastal erosion and global warming. So what does Leyton decide to do about it? He gets caught up in a green campaign that turns out to be rather more sinister than he had bargained for. ANIMAL LAB has the theme of animal rights – and animal wrongs. It’s all about a controversial part of science and medicine: animal experiments. My third book for SHADES is ASTEROID. For years, I have put individual characters under threat in thrillers and crime stories. In ASTEROID, I decided to threaten the whole of humanity with extinction through an asteroid strike on Earth. Nature is far more powerful than us humans and this novel shows it!

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