Alan Williams-Key


I was born in 1947 and successfully studied theoretical physics at Cambridge University. I worked in the UK for over thirty years as a software engineer and consultant. Between 1997 and 2001 I had quite a lot of time on my hands due to a chronic illness and I became interested in writing fiction after buying a book at an airport which turned out to be so cliché that I said to myself, surely anyone could write better that that, even me. Even though I only said it to myself I felt I needed to find out.

That was when I started writing The Clueless Detective, my first novel. Much to my surprise I discovered that writing was actually fun. Although I completed several drafts the book was not ready for publication when I recovered my health and went back to work. Now that I am retired, I had the time to finish off the book. I also submit many offerings to the Guardian Weekly and a Google search on my name will find many of those that have been published.

I have now published my second novel, The Money Flight. I am part way through writing a third novel and I'm hoping I shall have time to complete it sometime in 2013.

As well as writing fiction, I enjoy learning to play jazz on the saxophone and photography. I also have a keen interest in aviation having actively been a private pilot for ten years, though now lapsed, and I've written an ATC simulator for the PC.

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The Clueless Detective
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,500. Language: American English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Marty left school with no qualifications. He lucks out when an old school chum offers him a job as a private detective. But it all goes wrong when he discovers his partner murdered. The police insist that he killed himself, but Marty knows different. He laboriously unearths clues to his partner’s murderer but struggles to make sense of them. Then a very attractive dame walks into his life.

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