After returning home from her service as a United States Army Signal Corps operator in the Great War, Arabella Stewart’s goal, to save her family’s resort, seems within reach as the summer season progresses. She and her business partner, Mac MacLendon, look forward to re-establishing a successful championship golf tournament, once the signature event of the resort’s year. Problems arise when one of the contestants, an overbearing snob who has created problems at other competitions, clashes with more than one person. When he is found dead, the victim of a suspicious automobile crash, Bella once again helps Jax Hastings, the town constable and her childhood friend, investigate. As they pursue answers, Bella and Jax find several suspects who might have wanted to make the victim suffer for his lethal arrogance.
“…a fantastic anti-hero…positively Shakespearian in his moral complexity…If I could only recommend one book this year, it would be Heavy Duty People” – Vulpes Libris
Damage’s club has had an offer it can’t refuse, to patch over to join The Brethren MC.
But as the bikes rumble and roar across the wild Northern fells, what does this mean for Damage and his brothers? What choices will they have to make as they ride through the wind? What bloody oil stained history might it reawaken? And why are The Brethren making this offer?
Loyalty to his club and his brothers has been Damage’s life and route to wealth, but what happens when business becomes serious and brother starts killing brother?
From being in a gang to becoming a gangster, Heavy Duty People is the book that invented Biker Noir.
Get Carter meets Sons of Anarchy in this gritty British crime thriller, now in development for TV.
I compliance with the rules, I did a lateral flow test yesterday; it was negative, as have the last four I’ve done. I have a cold, with an ear infection. Definitely bacteriological. I need some pain killers right now.
Not only have I never been to Birmingham, I’ve never been to a convention. I’ve arrived a day early to acclimatise to the place and get settled. I want to try to explore, but I’m too exhausted now.
The train from Grimsby was a little late, because it had a disagreement with a deer on the line, but I managed to get my next train. I’m in quite a bit of pain from the seats. I should have brought my walking stick. On the other hand, I also got a bit of worldbuilding done for my Erce stories, which I am re-writing, with more obvious magic and dragons.
I had problems at Birmingham New Street Station. I didn’t know where to get my taxi from, had an asthma attack on the stairs because I didn’t realise the exit was upstairs and didn’t get the lift, and then when I did find the taxi rank the taxi driver kept phoning me asking where I was. He complained so many times because I told him the wrong entrance. It took 5 minutes to get to the hotel when the driver eventually arrived 25 minutes later.
Anyway. I’m in my room now, it’s rather pleasant. The front desk staff were lovely. Took less than five minutes to get my key and information about the hotel. I’m considering getting room service later, because I’m not sure I want to be around people.
I didn’t expect that being an anaesthetist in a pandemic would leave me outside my front door naked, or indeed that I’d be telling this story to readers. Nevertheless, I am excited to shed more light on this and the mysterious world of drugs and coffee. – Ed Patrick Catch your Breath is a gut punch of a memoir by a doctor – and comedian – whose job is to keep people alive after putting them to sleep. Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist. Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. But it’s not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetist, as he navigates emergencies, patients not breathing for themselves and living with a terrifying sense of responsibility. It’s enough to leave anyone feeling numb especially in the midst of a pandemic.
Hilariously funny, moving and truly insightful, it follows Ed’s journey from bewildered medical student in Aberdeen to unflinching anaesthetist on the NHS frontline. A dose of insight into life on the hospital wards during the pandemic, while injecting hope that we will all get through this.
But don’t worry, there’s plenty of laughing gas to be had.