Category Archives: Novels

My vote for the Nobel Peace Prize: the girl who defied the Taliban.

Sometimes there are people who seem to have guts and moral fibre that leave the rest of us behind. 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck a year ago by the Taliban, for advocating that … Continue reading

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Hitchcock: impossible to live with, but worth the effort

How do you live with a man who is extremely talented, perhaps a genius, but who is insecure, resentful, often dismisses you, puts you down, is a peeping tom and seems determined to prove that everyone else in his industry  … Continue reading

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Your TV is spying on you: Big Brother is coming

Here are a few strange things I came across this week. US company Verizon has applied for a patent  for a device that would allow a TV to monitor people in their living rooms, picking up sounds,  telling whether the occupants  are … Continue reading

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Knowing you could have prevented your sister’s death.

Today I released my new novel, Fire Damage, on Amazon Kindle. How do you get over knowing that you could have prevented your sister’s murder? Cameron Oakwood is an intelligence analyst whose sister and nephew were killed in a car … Continue reading

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Why is John le Carre such a good spy / thriller writer?

I first came across John Le Carre’s novels 30 years ago. The first book of his I read was “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.” It dealt with a theme that recurs constantly through the remainder of le … Continue reading

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