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K’Barthan Box Set: all four K’Barthan Series novels in one huge ebook

K’Barthan Box Set: all four K’Barthan Series novels in one huge ebook

All The Pan of Hamgee wants is a quiet life… So why did he have to fall in love with a woman living a different version of reality, upset a murderous tyrant and then run out of places to hide? Now all he has to do is face his inner demons, rescue everything he holds […]

Escape From B Movie Hell. Wishing Shelf Book Award Winner: Teen Section, Bronze, 2015 (oh yeh).

Escape From B Movie Hell. Wishing Shelf Book Award Winner: Teen Section, Bronze, 2015 (oh yeh).

First contact in films was never like this… If you asked Andi Turbot whether she had anything in common with Flash Gordon she’d say no, emphatically. Saving the world is for dynamic, go-ahead, leaders of men and while it would be nice to see a woman getting involved for a change, she believes she could […]

Looking For Trouble, K’Barthan Series: Part 4

Looking For Trouble, K’Barthan Series: Part 4

Looking For Trouble is the fourth book in the, K’Barthan Series The Pan of Hamgee doesn’t believe in miracles but if he’s going to save K’Barth it looks as if he might need one. He’s not quite as alone as he thought. The punters from The Parrot and Screwdriver are right behind him and he […]

One Man: No Plan, K’Barthan Series: Part 3

One Man: No Plan, K’Barthan Series: Part 3

One Man: No Plan, K’Barthan Series: Part 3. This is the third book of the K’Barthan Series. The Pan of Hamgee needs answers, although it would help if he knew the questions. He has a chance to go straight but it’s been so long that he’s almost forgotten how. Despite a death warrant over his […]

The Wrong Stuff, K’Barthan Series: Part 2

The Wrong Stuff, K’Barthan Series: Part 2

The Pan of Hamgee is not a natural knight in shining armour. Yet he has escaped from police custody in K’Barth, switched realities and foiled Lord Vernon’s attempt to kidnap Ruth, the Chosen One from the Festival Hall. Pretty good, he thinks.

However, Ruth thinks otherwise. Being pursued by Lord Vernon is bad enough. Now, thanks to The Pan, she’s on the run. They are both alive, of course, but with Lord Vernon on their tail neither of them can be sure how long for.

Few Are Chosen, K’Barthan Series: Part 1

Few Are Chosen, K’Barthan Series: Part 1

Charming outlaw with own transport and limited social skills seeks lucrative, employment at minimal risk.

When you’re running from a murderous government and work for an equally murderous gangster, accidentally torching his apartment is a bad move.

The Pan of Hamgee just wants a quiet life but destiny has other plans.

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Short Stories

Unlucky Dip

Unlucky Dip

The Pan of Hamgee, a starving outlaw, bumps into Big Merv; the meanest, scariest gangster in the City and without thinking what he is doing, steals his wallet. When Big Merv realises what has happened The Pan’s future looks short. Unless he can persuade Big Merv to let him go he will be going for a short swim in concrete boots or recycled into one of the bridges of the Outer Ring Road, currently being constructed round the City.

Is This Heaven?

Is This Heaven?

Michaela Stevens has just died but, she wonders, can a gay lady get to heaven and if so, should it be like this? Should the heavenly host be that way? And is there a place in the hereafter for so many baked beans?

They Came, They Saw, They Took The Tinfoil

They Came, They Saw, They Took The Tinfoil

Gerry wakes up in in a bath full of cold water in her interview suit and best shoes. How did she get there? How did she sleep and why is there nothing aluminium left in the flat? Her flatmate Jane wants a shower, her other flatmate, Nina, is looking for her saucepans but Gerry… she just wants answers.

Bog Man

Bog Man

A perfectly preserved pre-historic cadaver is discovered in the fens and brought to a Museum. For the new Director it should present a major opportunity but is it real? And if so, how come the pre-historic ring it’s wearing bears the marks of a local shop. And where’s the Museum’s Head Electrician? If the Director doesn’t find answers soon the unthinkable may happen. In front of the entire art world, he may look an idiot.

The Tale Of Spam City

The Tale Of Spam City

Griselda, the Spam Eating Wench of Noop has never clapped eyes on a can of spam, let alone eaten any. If the situation becomes public knowledge her family faces social disgrace. But the world tinned-meat by product crisis is deepening and spam is thin on the ground. Only Griselda can save her family from ruin but can she find some spam before the truth gets out?

A quick word about boring things like formats. The e-books on this site are in PDF format but you can download the short stories and buy other formats of the novel here or in Kindle format here. The paperback version of Few Are Chosen is on sale here.