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Being a historian and museologist since the late sixties, he became specialized in warship and Marine Corps history and development, helping to organize, display and preserve naval history for about four decades, but parallel studies and interests led him to archaeological research of great civilizations of different eras. He did part time writing for more than thirty years and his books cover a wide range of subjects from historical to science fiction, ghost and detective stories and many other genres. The decision to write The Giza Trilogy demanded a great amount of research and time and he finally retired from his work in the shipping industry and the museum to dedicate to write full time.
He revised and republished his series of Collected Stories, wrote and published his first trilogy, and a series called Cooking with the Pharaohs. He opened Kemetpharaonics Publishing House and he also decided to invest in the e-book market publishing all his books in e-book format.
The Sand God – A Novel of Ancient Egypt and The Time Traveller Sequel to The Time Machine by H. G. Wells both published in 2013 right after the trilogy.
Now he is revising the companion book of The Giza Trilogy – Eternal Egypt and closing the first book of the Ancient Americas Series – Bonampak
His interest in comic book art led him to launch the ozecomics magazine and site, and his love for art resulted in the launching of the @rtdimension magazine and site not for fun or as a hobby, but as a genuine activity that fulfils his necessity to learn and share knowledge.
on Oct. 10, 2013 :
Review on the Collected Dick Sleuth Mysteries
Setting Place: Tasmania, Australia and Brazil
Setting Time: Dick Sleuth Professional Life, modern times
Story Format: Short Stories and Novellas
Have to acknowledge that I am very traditional when it comes to detective stories, very loyal to Sherlock Holmes and other very interesting detective characters such as Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and Father Brown. Never miss a good investigation by these detectives.
Found intriguing when looking at the options for this author, I found this surprising Dick Sleuth (= Detective) – Tasmania’s Number One detective. As I have never been to that part of the world and never went further from my traditional detectives I did not have great expectations but only a mild curiosity.
Reviews are great to reveal the feelings and reserves of readers and how these can be changed by writers, especially those who do not fear a good dose of humour, mixed with a great knowledge of the subject they present to us. Here I have to acknowledge that I was completely taken by this unattractive, unorthodox detective who never misses the opportunity to unfold a good mystery. The fact he is treated with a little bit of disdain by the author, but despite all odds surpasses difficulties and uses the trial and error approach to deal with his lack of skills or his meagre means to come to unexpected results. These results will undoubtedly lead the reader to constant enjoyment and delight is something I enjoyed immensely, and I did appreciate the sharp sense of humour in the stories that seems to be a Tasmanian characteristic.
(reviewed long after purchase)