David Crookes

Biography

David Crookes self-published his first novel BLACKBIRD in 1996. It was quickly picked up by Hodder Headline, now HATCHETTE GROUP, and became a best seller in multiple editions, as did THE LIGHT HORSEMAN'S DAUGHTER and SOMEDAY SOON and other titles. Now most of his many novels are available as ebooks. David was born in Southampton, England. After living in Canada for twenty-three years he moved to Queensland, Australia with his wife and children. He has worked in many occupations, as a farm hand, factory worker, lumber-mill worker, costing surveyor, salesman, contractor, oilfield and construction industry executive and as a small business owner. He now writes fulltime. His travels have taken him to many parts of the world and his particular passion, apart from writing is single-handed ocean sailing.

His novels include:
Blackbird
The Light Horseman's Daughter
Someday Soon
Children of the Sun
Redcoat
Borderline
Great Spirit Valley
The Bookkeeper's Daughter

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Books

The Windmill
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,230. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Holland 1943. The family of a young Jewish girl is killed by the Germans. She hides from them in a windmill with two members of a shot down RAF bomber, an Australian and an American. The American is captured and sent to Auschwitz. The girl and the Australian escape to England and eventually to Australia. In the years that follow the disparate lives of the three are gradually drawn together again.
The Bookkeeper's Daughter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,200. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A young university graduate,left pregnant and abandoned by her lover after her father's untimely death finds work with a drug company attempting to produce a malaria vaccine.
Great Spirit Valley
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,170. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A wildcatter is left to die in the wilderness by a ruthless businessman. He is found by a lost tribe of Indians who induct him into the tribe. He escapes to track down his betrayer but is pursued by an Indian who has orders to kill him. A woman dedicated to stopping exploitation of Indians joins the wildcatter when they discover the businessman planning to drill for oil at a sacred Indian site.
Borderline
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
1970.. A Mexican truck driver transporting illegal migrants is shot dead in Arizona by a U.S. Border Patrol officer. Thirty years later Hope Lacy,a high profile Chicago TV presenter discovers her entire privileged life has been a lie. Hope embarks on a desperate search for the truth but on her road to discovery she finds deceit, betrayal,corruption and even murder lying around almost every corner.
Children of the Sun
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 144,130. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Tumara and Naomi are the last of a tribe of South Sea islanders,forced to flee their island home by European adventurers searching for Terra Australis.Only they know where Great Southland lies and they seek sanctuary there,hoping to start a new life.But they are captured and separated and taken to Europe as slaves.So starts their desperate struggle to be reunited again and return to South Seas
Redcoat
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,270. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00)
1873...A landslide at a diamond mine in Africa leaves a British army major crippled. He holds a young lieutenant responsible and wants him court-martialed. A soldier is killed when the army try to arrest the lieutenant on his wedding day in England. But he escapes and so begins a ruthless worldwide manhunt, throughout the U.S. Canada and Australia until eventually the hunted becomes the hunter.
Someday Soon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,950. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00)
The bombing of Darwin by the Japanese in 1942 was Australia's Pearl Harbor.Faith and her brother,Joe,escape the carnage aboard Joe's ketch Faraway,along with Koko,an Australian born Japanese fleeing internment.They are soon separated by the fortunes of war and face their own personal battles against espionage and injustice,Joe as a soldier,Koko as a POW and Faith as the lover of a U.S.army pilot.
The Light Horseman's Daughter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,550. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00)
While resisting eviction from the Queensland family property during the Great Depression Emma's father is shot dead. But left destitute, with her crippled mother and young twin brothers to care for, Emma fights back. In her struggle to survive she must overcome, ruthless wealthy relatives, racial bigotry, child abuse, corrupt financiers and choose between the love of two very different men.
Blackbird
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,030. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The early wealth of Queensland depended on slavery, known in Australia as Blackbirding. South Sea islanders were tricked or forced aboard slave ships and sold to the highest bidder to cut cane on sugar plantations. Beautiful young Kiri, destined for slavery is rescued by half-breed Ben Luk. But racial prejudice runs high in the colony and Kiri and Ben struggle against ruthless, unforgiving enemies

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