Friday, 8 November 2019

My Third Cairo Mystery Novel is out Now!


The Case of the Golden Greeks, the third in my Masked Man of Cairo historical mystery series, is out now. A blurb is below.

They thought the case was solved.
When an eminent Egyptologist is murdered giving a lecture in front of a packed hall, Cairo’s chief of police quickly rounds up those responsible.
Or at least some of them.
Sir Augustus Wall, antiquities dealer and amateur sleuth, knows there’s more to the crime than it seems. With little to go on but an exotic murder weapon, a map of a desert oasis, and some gilded Greek mummies, he sets out across the Sahara with his assistant Moustafa Ghani and the street urchin Faisal, who is the only person to have seen the killer’s face. They soon find themselves in the midst of international intrigue on Egypt’s remote border with Libya.
Can they discover what mystery lies beneath Bahariya Oasis?

The Case of the Golden Greeks is available on Amazon, Amazon UK, and all the other Amazon branches.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

The Case of the Purloined Pyramid and The Last Hotel Room available again as ebooks

As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently asked for the rights back from Kindle Press for two of my books: The Case of the Purloined Pyramid and The Last Hotel Room. I have now republished them. After a day or two, the Amazon bots will link them up with their print editions and put the reviews back. Glad to have them on the market again!

In other news, the next issue of my newsletter will be coming out within a few days. Feel free to sign up! Every issue includes a travel article (about Fez this time), a short story, and a coupon for a free or discounted book.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Two Ebook Titles Temporarily Unavailable

The two ebooks I published with Kindle Press, The Case of the Purloined Pyramid and The Last Hotel Room, will be unavailable until November 8. Print editions are still available. As followers of this blog know, I signed a contract with KP for the ebook rights to both those titles a few years ago. I got an advance and some nice promotion, but now Amazon is putting its efforts elsewhere and I felt it best to get my rights back so the titles could get the attention they deserve. The rights revert to me on November 7, and they will be back up on Amazon the following day.

The Case of the Golden Greeks, the third in my Masked Man of Cairo series, will go up that same week.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Back from Fez!


I just got back from a ten-day writing retreat in Fez, Morocco. Like my many trips to Tangier, this was to work on a novel set in that city. It's the third of the Interzone Mystery series, and this time Shorty and Melanie have to track down a fugitive who's hiding in the medina of Fez. Shorty has a mission for the Party he's trying to do on the side, and it doesn't help that his old nemesis Chason is hot on his trail. Flight to Fez is a whole lot of fun to write. You can keep track of my progress on the sidebar to the right.

Fez is a fascinating town. It was the seat of many dynasties of Sultans and is filled with historic mosques and madrasas. i stayed in a house in one of the quiet backstreets, trying to get my writing done during the heat of the day so I could go sightseeing in the mornings and evenings.

Attached are some pictures. I'll have a full article on my trip in the next issue of my newsletter, coming out later this month.

  
My street.
Courtyard of a medieval madrasa.
Neighborhood donkey.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

On the Radio Again!


I did a two-hour spot on the Midnight in the Desert radio show. This time I was talking about legends of the Wild West and spy shortwave radio stations. I love doing these radio spots. The host, David Schrader, is a real pro and makes it easy, and since all the listeners are invisible, I don't get stage fright!

Click here to listen to the show.

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Recording of my Radio Show

As I mentioned previously, I was interviewed on Midnight in the Desert. The folks at the radio station were kind enough to send me a dropbox link to the show. It's an hour of me talking about the history of the Flat Earth theory.  No, I'm not a Flat Earther, I just spend a lot of time researching weird beliefs. We also somehow got on a tangent about Ethiopian werehyenas. If you give it a listen, I'd love some feedback. They've booked me for a two-hour slot in September. You can hear the show here.

Thursday, 25 July 2019

A New Collaboration Out Now!


I've hinted before on this blog that I was doing a collaborative project. Well, now it's out! I teamed up with bestselling science fiction author David Ryker to write a space opera with a lot of political intrigue, friendly and hostile aliens, and a colony ship that's going to have to go through hell to save the last remnants of the human race. A blurb is below:

The Earth is dying.
Her people have fled.
And Mitch Ayers is having a real bad day.
Fifty years ago, our home was dying. We identified worlds that might be able to support human life. We built Ark Ships: huge colonization vessels carrying thousands of crew. And we set out, not knowing if we could make it to the other side of the blackness, or whether there would be anything there if we did.
Mitch wasn't supposed to have to care about any of this. He was supposed to be happily dreaming in stasis for another twenty years. That's until he wakes up on the Ark Ship Nansen, three light years off course, staring right up at the barrel of a gun. All around him, he hears the screams of the dying. Terrorists are wiping out the Nansen's crew while they sleep, and he's the only one who can do a damn thing about it.
But ain't that always the way.
Mitch knows the Nansen's crew might be the only humans left in the universe. The problem is, he quickly learns that humans aren't alone in the stars. Aliens aren't just out there, they're everywhere. And the first one he meets tries to sink its teeth into his neck...
Mitch is a long way from home, and it's not just the aliens he's up against. It's the traitors within his own crew.
Now humanity's fate rests on his shoulders. So he'll have to think fast...

David and I are hard at work finishing up the trilogy and books two and three will be out later this year.

Right now it's available at an new -release price of 99 cents. It's available here.
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