Friday, July 10, 2015

Our Team... Adele Abbot, David Coles and jack Everett, write for the Archimedes Presse UK team. All our books are on display at that site which shows details, links to the publishers' sites and links to the purchasing pages on Amazon and the book publishers.

Friday, June 5, 2015


As an example of bad luck, bad timing, bad choices and a teaspoonful of errors, this is a doozy.
David & Jack originally published this historical mystery as "Death and Taxes" with a small press who - no sooner had they got it to market - closed up shop. At least it had been edited(um!).
We spoke to the acquisitions editor at Oak Tree Press who agreed to give it a go. It duly appeared as "The Back of Beyond", a literal translation of the French village in which it was set. It had a somewhat uninspiring cover and sold - maybe - a handful of copies. We never saw any royalties. So, after some considerable time, we asked the publisher if the publishing rights could be returned to us and they agreed.
We redesigned the cover, published it through Acclaimed Books with whom we already had other books placed, titled "With Murderous Intent" and gained a few sales. We also gained a review which
said it was an "entertaining read with humorous characters", which is what we intended, and also pointed out historical errors (remember, this had been edited twice), for which we thank Jacky g.
One of the errors was potatoes in 13th Century France. Pretty stupid on our part but par for the book.
Now we've corrected those errors, created a less foreboding cover and it should be back on Amazon with 10 days or so as a Kindle.

Please check it out: With Murderous Intent

Monday, January 13, 2014

The DI White Capers

Our two most recently published books - by Barking Rain Press & artwork by Craig Jenion - are the first in the DI White series... Damaged Goods and Damage Limitation.

Damaged Goods
Robert Cleghorn is invalided out of Special Forces following a head injury, only to be recruited by the CIA. After a second head injury courtesy of a violent incident with enemy agents, psychiatrists rebuild his memories from what they can recover.
Robert goes to find the love of his life: wife of the brother he murdered and a typically English rose.
Robert heads for the UK, unaware that so much of his memory is artificial.

Damage Limitation
A magician commits a locked room murder? Interesting. But a locked room murder where the perpetrator is provably on the other side of the world? Now that is some trick.
Murder is a way of life for the guy that White and his team must apprehend, murders that become steadily more gruesome, more flamboyant, more frequent.
And to fill in the idle moments; there’s ‘King’ Richards from the previous novel, out to get even and the sister of the guy he’s just watched die – now what’s she doing?

...Jack & David