Save Undershaw - now!

I am donating one copy of each of my books to the Undershaw Preservation Trust which is campaigning to save Sir Arthur's former home in Hindhead from the clutches of property developers who would convert it into a number of apartments. I urge all of you with an interest in our literary heritage to get involved.

Donate some money to the fund, buy a t-shirt. Do what you can.

Thank you.


Well I've spent a few minutes updating the Wikipedia entries for "221B Baker Street" and "Herbert Greenhough Smith". The former needed some citations and the latter was in desperate need of a picture.
Both have now been provided.
My work here is done.

Waterstones Croydon - Signing Confirmed

After some little confusion I can confirm that I will be signing copies of 'The Norwood Author' at Waterstones in Croydon (Whitgift Centre) on Saturday May 22nd from 11am - 1pm.
For those of you who are interested I would advise registering an interest in advance by contacting the store by phone or email.
The Croydon Waterstones details are as follows:
1063/4/7 Whitgift Centre
Croydon CR0 1UX
Tel: 020 8686 7032

The date of the signing is significant as it is Arthur Conan Doyle's 151st birthday.

Waterstones Book Signing - The Norwood Author

Subject to final confirmation my next signing will be as follows:
Waterstones Croydon (Whitgift Centre)
Saturday May 22nd 11am - 1pm
The manager has currently pledged to get in extra stock of my latest book only. If this changes I shall let you know.

Book Signing Event - To be confirmed

There is a strong possibility that I will be signing copies of 'The Norwood Author' in Waterstones - Croydon on May 22nd. This is an important date as it is Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday.

As soon as the event is confirmed I shall let you all know.


UK sales up

Sales of all three books have improved. Amazon sales ranks for all have shot up.

Very nice. Thanks to all those who bought them.

Back to the grind

After a week's holiday I will get back to work on my novel. My detective has been idle for too long.

10,000 words

My restarted novel has now broken the 10,000 word barrier. Given that I have been neglecting it of late I am quite pleased to have made this milestone.

All we hear ga ga

On Saturday I went to Evolution Studios to record my contribution towards a documentary on Sherlock Holmes. I will be one of many contributors so it is anyone's guess how much of my input will make it into the final cut.

As soon as I hear of a broadcast date I shall post details here.

Latest AmazonUK review for Close to Holmes

"This book is full of surprises. Any Holmes fan will find it useful. Very interesting, full of research, and ideal for anyone wanting to explore
the London of Sherlock Holmes. Excellent! "


This Saturday (3rd) I will be visiting Resonance FM to record my interview re Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle. At this stage I don't know when the broadcast will be but their website can be found here:
They have on-line streaming of shows and their schedule.