A former local authority accountant, property manager and puzzle compiler, Steve Dockray wrote three novels in the 1990s. Drawing on his experiences in the world of finance, the books were supposed to be serious, but the humour kept creeping in.
Despite some very favourable comments from publishers (“Enjoyed “The Borough”. If it was by Dick Francis they'd publish it tomorrow and not change a word”, one agent told him), he could not get the books into print.
The era of internet publishing and e-readers brings new possibilities.
Steve lives in South Devon with his wife.
on March 09, 2012 :
The description of the book is accurate, the main characters are amateurs and not quite as honest as one expects our heroes to be but this makes them very human and natural. This was the second of Mr Dockray's books I have read and he is my fast favourite ebook author to date. Very professionally written, hardly an error to be found, a jolly rollicking read set, not in some exotic location that we can only dream about, but in the most parochial of settings. Wonderfully descriptive, warm characters, dark ruthless villains, showing the boring and plodding elements of amateur sleuthing as well as the endorfin-generating excitement of the chase and personal danger to the heroes. A very good read from a very good writer who is deserving of the recognition due.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)