Having spent most of his life trying to be the person everyone else wanted him to be, P.F. Ford was a late starter when it came to writing. Having tried many years ago (before the advent of self-published ebooks) and been turned down by every publisher he approached, it was a case of being told ‘now will you accept you can’t write and get back to work.’
But then a few years ago, having been miserable for over 50 years of his life, P.F. decided he had no intention of carrying on that way. Fast forward a few years and you find a man transformed. Having found a partner (soon to be wife) who believes dreamers should be encouraged and not denied, he first wrote (under the name Peter Ford) and published some short reports and a couple of books about the life changing benefits of positive thinking.
Now, no longer constrained by the idea of having to keep everyone else happy by being who they want him to be, he’s blissfully happy being himself and living his dream writing what he calls the ‘digital fiction marmite’ that is the Alfie Bowman novella series.
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A Handsome Stranger
Blissfully unaware that he has already crossed paths with fugitive Slick Tony, unlikely hero Alfie Bowman unwittingly discovers his hiding place. Armed with Alfie's news, it's down to local Detective Sergeant Dave Slater to coordinate the surveillance and launch an operation to capture the fugitive, but bad planning and bad luck conspire to turn his grand finale into a hilarious fiasco!
Who Kidnapped Billy Bumble?
There’s trouble brewing in the cozy little town of Tinton when hopeless petty thief Billy Bumble is arrested. But it soon becomes clear that things aren't quite as they first appear! Unlikey hero Alfie Bowman seems to be the only one who really believes Billy Bumble has been kidnapped, but can he discover where Billy's being held, and if he does find him, can he launch a rescue bid?
An Unnecessary Murder
When a woman is murdered, DI 'Nasty' Nash is convinced the finger of suspicion points firmly at Alfie Bowman, but DS Dave Slater is not so sure. He knows Nash would love to see Alfie put away for a very long time. But would he really go so far as to frame him? In this latest novella of this series, Alfie and Slater team up to discover who's really responsible for this unnecessary murder.
Missing Without Trace
Thirty years ago a little boy went missing, and still his mother doesn't know what happened to him. Police investigations at the time achieved nothing, but perhaps someone made sure of that. In this the second of the Alfie Bowman Novella Series reluctant hero Alfie tries to solve a 30 year old mystery and finds that even today there are some people who would rather he didn't find the truth...
An Unlikely Hero
Alfie Bowman is no hero, but when he sees a beautiful young woman in trouble he can't ignore it. Waking up in hospital later, he wonders if maybe it wasn't such a good idea! But when he learns the beating and the young woman are unconnected he wants to know who's behind his beating and why? And then there's the beautiful young woman. She needs help. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!
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