Duncan James was an RAF pilot before eventually reaching the higher levels of the civil service, in a career that included top-level posts at home and abroad with the Defence Ministry, and work with the Metropolitan Police at Scotland Yard. A life-long and compulsive writer, he has produced everything from Government statements, Ministerial briefing papers, press announcements and reference books. As a public affairs consultant and freelance author, he was a prolific writer of magazine articles on a wide variety of subjects.
Melinda Le Baron
on April 24, 2012 :
This is an excellent collection of short stories. The subject matter is extensively varied and yet they all share the same insouciant tenor that makes them highly enjoyable. All share too a surprise ending that turns things on their heads.
Mr. James has done a marvelous job of keeping his writing spare while providing ample characterization, setting and so forth to make these stories come alive; each and every one. There is something here for everyone: whether you like spies, sci-fi, mysteries, off-the-wall, or just a well written short story.
I would recommend this book to all people who read English and appreciate good writing. That has to be a lot of people, and of course, you can't beat the price. It's worth far more, let me tell you. Just go ahead and download it - you won't be sorry!
(review of free book)