Anthony E Thorogood

Biography

I was born in London England in 1953, which makes me a baby boomer I think. Dad ran a market stall in Woolwich’s Beresford Square selling anything and everything. A natural Cockney salesman with all the patter that goes with it but when he was told to give it up or die from the cold, we packed up shop and migrated to Australia.

In my youth I always enjoyed my old Dad’s tales of his adventures in the navy in WWII and of his childhood hop picking in Kent, I got my love of storytelling from my Dad. I wrote a book on cider in 2008 after being awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel around the world and drink and research cider, the cider book sold out. I followed the success of my cider book by writing a series of madcap comic extravaganzas: Bigfoot Littlefoot & West. I followed the Bigfoot books with my Jack Hamma action adventure series starting with Shakespeare on the Roof. Then in 2015 I wrote three romantic travel adventures starting with Sex Sardines and Sauerkraut.

This is the bit where I state that I am happily living the good life on our 5 acre property, on the beautiful island of Tasmania, spending my time walking, cycling, planting trees, growing vegetables and writing the odd book, very odd some people say.

Smashwords Interview

When did you decide to become a writer?
I have always written. As a small boy, who couldn’t read or write, I used to make up pirate stories. These stories happened in my head and as I didn’t know words or how to write them I used to make up words my teachers must have had a laugh.
What genre do you write in?
I call the books I write electric. I want my books to be alive and at the same time give the reader the feeling that they are there, that they are standing in the wings watching.
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Where to find Anthony E Thorogood online


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Books

Licensed to Thrill
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,300. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00)
Private Detective Jack Hamma, the manic Manooka and Breanna Amore, a billionaire mining magnate with a passion for reckless living, are climbing a sheer cliff, two thousand feet high. Breanna is leading, she moves up the rock face, gets a new hold, Jack looks up and the rock face begins to crumble.
Blind Man's Buff
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,660. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Jack is in the Australian bush, it's pitch black, there's a thunderstorm and an old tree crashes down, Jack takes shelter from the thunder, lightning and torrential rain and then he hears a scream.
Noahs Nuclear Niche
Price: Free! Words: 43,680. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00)
With Thorogood's hallmark brilliant dialogue the plays in this collection come alive. They are entertaining enticing and laugh out loud funny. A cross between Noel Cowards* Hay Fever and the Marx Brothers* Duck Soup they are a mad romp into the surreal. A fantastic collection of truly comic plays.
L'Hotel Le Big Knob
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Plays » European / French, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Fremantle, an ageing academic, and Kimberley, a naive girl, arrive at L'Hotel Le Big Knob for a dirty weekend, Mauritius, a demonic headmistress, and Blake, an apprentice chef, also arrive to take up the other deluxe room for a bit of a slap and tickle. The problems begin when Fremantle and Mauritius come face to face and recognise each other, the result is an hilarious comic romp.
Life Love & Lavenham
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A brilliantly funny surreal comedy of manners, or a lack of them. Philadelphia, an opinionated young beauty, has more suitors thrown at her than a howling tom cat on a hot tin roof has boots thrown at it. A weird and wonderful collection of caricatures all come together to jump start this comedy.
Julio & Romiette
Price: Free! Words: 16,510. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2017. Categories: Plays » Shakespeare, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Very roughly based on a play by Shakespeare, Julio and Romiette is a love story with a difference. Kate is besieged by a doddering public servant, a very serious removal man and an Italian backpacker but she's not interested. Her parents have a strange obsession with their burnt umber lounge suite and if you add this to all the weird and wonderful characters the result is a seriously funny play.
Sugar Free Cooking in Sue's Vegetarian Kitchen
Price: $2.99 $1.50 USD. (50% off!) Words: 42,350. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & Healing / Diabetic & Sugar-Free, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Vegetarian and Vegan
A cookbook with a difference, the recipes are both healthy and delicious. If you are health conscious or just love real food then this book is for you. Try our Fruity Rascals, beautiful Butterfly Buns and lovely Almond Macaroons, or tasty French Toast Welsh Rarebit, delicious Mega Cheese & Onion Triangles, Lasagne to drool over, Mushroom Pies to die for and…
Cider Drink It Make It Cook With It
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off!) Words: 54,850. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beer, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
This is a brilliant book about the world of cider, cider in history, cider in literature, cooking with cider, cider and your health, apples and their origin, and there is even a section on which apples to grow and, what many of us have been waiting for, recipes to make real cider in the home. 'Made me want to find some local cider to try for myself and I even plan to make my own cider.'
Free Wheeling - Tony's Bicycle Book
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off!) Words: 31,030. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
This is a book about a brilliant invention, the bicycle. It's a book about the joy of cycling, a book that peels back the myths of the cycling fraternity and exposes the bicycle in all its unadulterated beauty. The book is about being a boy on a bike or a girl on a bike and it's overriding message is that the bicycle is for everybody to enjoy. 'Entertaining informative and funny.'
Melting Moments
You set the price! Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia, Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
This little book is about girlfriends, boyfriends, wives, husbands, working, eating, drinking, sleeping, God, life, death and the universe and, more than that, it's guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Take it to bed and read it when you can't sleep, read it while waiting for that the train or bus that's always late, read it while waiting for that boyfriend who never turns up.
The Elizabeth West Mysteries
You set the price! Words: 13,720. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Murder most foul comes to the cosy country lanes of a green and pleasant England. Poison darts, death cap mushrooms, footprints and DNA evidence all come together for some in depth detection work and with the help of forensic guru Antonette, Constable Elizabeth West is able to bring a diverse collection of murdering villains to account. Expect the unexpected.
Murder Moves to London
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,920. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Humour and satire are done to a T in this fast paced comic extravaganza. Sergeant Elizabeth West of the Australian Federal Police is on Bogheath, a big open moor on the fringes of London, it's night, it's pitch black, she is being stalked and she doesn't like it. Set in a bizarre London the likes of which you have never seen before, this is a laugh out loud, hilariously funny comedy.
Death in the Sydney Opera House
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
There's a crazy man with a sharp knife and it's only inches away from Police Sergeant Elizabeth West's throat. Talk about a bad hair day. How did she get into such a predicament? A quixotic and seriously funny whodunit that will bring a smile to your face but at the same time will throw up a totally unexpected ending. Insane, zany, unpredictable and good fun.
Murder in the Australian Back Blocks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,590. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
The insane Chief Inspector Bigfoot and Sergeant Elizabeth West are covering the flank of a manhunt for a serial killer. They are in no danger but then shots ring out and Bigfoot is down, he's in need of emergency medical treatment. West is unarmed and, just to make things interesting, she has to drag a wounded Bigfoot through the parched desert to safety whilst being stalked by a serial killer.
Murder Mayhem & Madness
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Murder Mayhem & Madness is about a pair of crazy, not crazy, absolutely mad, detectives who cause pandemonium when let loose on an unsuspecting world. It's Christmas day and Detective Chief Superintendent Bigfoot wakes up in bed next to a beautiful woman who just happens to be dead. Bigfoot is in bed with a corps, what will he do? A comic whodunit to end all comic whodunits.
Death in the Australian Outback
Price: Free! Words: 31,260. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.33)
A madcap romp where the humour flows non-stop. Elizabeth West, of the Territory Police, arrives at a job interview but the job has already been given to the nephew of a politician. That is not West's only problem, the detectives conducting the interview are as loony as any character in Monty Python's Flying Circus. This is not a serious work of detective fiction but a seriously funny parody.
A Foxtrot Through India
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off!) Words: 27,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
A Foxtrot Through India is a love story that resonates. Opposites in every way, Josh and Samantha are kindred spirits from vastly different worlds. Falling deeply and powerfully in love, their attraction to one another defies everything they believe in, eventually their passion is bound to erupt like a volcano. A powerful and deeply felt study of the tangled web we call love.
Love in the Land of Milk and Honey
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,250. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Ash is onto a good thing, he's engaged to marry the boss' daughter, but then he walks out on her and finds himself on an around the world whirlwind adventure. He has to cope with rampant Greeks, drunken Franciscan friars, IRA mobsters and Adelaide, the girl every guy wants to meet but shouldn't go near. A heart-warming story about a young man growing up and finding himself.
The Curly Wurley Sex Machine
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,830. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
Johnathon Marvel had it all but when his world collapses the police and the taxation department are hot on his trail. Jonathon makes a run for it. He meets Frenella, with curves that would turn any man's head, Safire, a girl with all the right moves and the Curly Wurley Sex Machine. A fast paced romantic adventure you won't want to put down.
Sex Sardines & Sauerkraut
Price: Free! Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Texas, a feisty beauty from the US, and Axel, a spunky Australian, meet at a border crossing in India and the sparks fly. To complicate matters the border guards refuse to let them through. Axel saves the day but Texas isn't ready to owe him anything, this is a love story with a twist, hilarious and satisfying.
Poirot Packs A Punch
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,040. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Jack Hamma is on a search and rescue mission on Stags Head Moor in England's north. He's running for his life whilst carrying Lady Adair Psmythe-Pfitzhamilton, monkey fashion, around his neck. Her daughter wants her dead. Bullets wiz around them as Jack matches Adair's satirical one liners with his own wisecracking banter. But it's not all fun and games, the hunt is on and they are the hunted.
Hi Jack
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 36,680. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Jack Hamma is in trouble. Chained hand and foot, and attached to a lump of concrete, he's thrown off the side of a ship. This thriller sets a cracking pace, Jack finds himself embroiled in a assassination attempt, fighting terrorists in a supermarket and liberating a train from hijackers, and when Jack's mum arrives the fun really begins. A cracking good yarn that you won't want to put down.
Miss Marple Struts Her Stuff
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,910. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A relentless and humorous thriller where every move is a false start and every clue a red herring. Jack faces the Hong Kong Mafia and is mixed up in a deadly turf war, the knives and cleavers are out. Engaged to protect a beautiful Chinese girl, the daughter of a Triad Dragon Master, Jack fouls up big time when she is abducted from in front of his face. A page turner you can't put down.
Picnic with Picasso
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,350. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Murray River, in Outback Australia, is the setting for this tale of high adventure. Jack Hamma is caged in a wooden frame and incarcerated in a blacked out cellar. Can Jack escape? Do his jailers have more sinister ideas? How do Picasso, a baby boy, and Little Miss Jabber fit into the mystery? A tale of high adventure and romance all liberally coated in Jack's wry sense of humour.
In Bed with Jane Austen
Price: $1.99 $0.99 USD. (50% off!) Words: 38,800. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
At the last minute Jack Hamma averts the kidnapping of Anastasia, a seventeen year old Russian beauty. They run for their lives all the way to the Australian outback, and still the Russian mafia keep coming. Action, romance, the Russian Mafia, and of course Jack's satirical view of the world and his wry sense of humour, all come together to make this thriller another thunderingly good read
Shakespeare on the Roof
Price: Free! Words: 39,580. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Shakespeare on the Roof is the first of the famous Jack Hamma action adventure novels. With satire and wry humour our indomitable hero struggles through the red tape and endemic cock-ups of a top secret, military operation. Full of action, but sugar coated with Jacks signature throw away lines, the book is a hard to put down, thunderingly good read.

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