Journalist - Travel Writer - Novelist. Collector of maps. Lover of good ale and cheese.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing, mainly, but there are always a heap of other things to do that make each day different. If only there were more hours.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do a lot of family history research and have even traced one ancestor back to 1500 in a little village just down the road from Shakespeare's Stratford. I also enjoy walking, photography, travel, old movies and using social media to keep in touch with friends all over the world that I haven't seen in ages.
Fighting in Afghanistan, Danny Lancaster saw death, killed people. It changes you. Now it’s important he stays in control. But keeping the lid screwed down while searching for that old adrenalin hit makes for an unstable cocktail. Danny needs to stay busy, keep a tight grip against the nightmares. So he decides to try his luck as a private investigator. He has a nosey nature, tenacity, common sense, fitness and a talent to duck and dive - how hard can it be? So now it’s Danny Lancaster, investigator for hire, no job too small, friendly service, flexible rates. He dives in. And then he finds out how deep the waters can be.
The 17-minute training flight ended in tragedy when the aircraft spun into the ground, killing a World War Two veteran and a talented 20-year-old pupil who might have become the first woman to gain her RAF pilot’s wings.
When homeless street artist Cat goes missing her rough sleeper friend Hooper asks Danny Lancaster to find her. But how do you trace someone with no address, job, credit cards or social media – a girl who lives off the grid? The only clues are a chalk pavement drawing and a lost dog. Then an early morning walker finds a body. The clock is ticking as Danny hunts the Gargoyle. PLUS six short stories.
When Danny Lancaster gets a call from an old friend it’s a chance to swap his troubles for a sunshine reunion in Gibraltar. He hasn’t seen Pogo since Afghanistan. They have war stories to retell, beers to drink. But Pogo is broke, sick and in trouble and Danny must make a decision. How far do you go to help the man who saved your life?
Marion Carter wants her husband back. Jessie Shafto, a young girl far from home, is looking for her lost love. For Danny Lancaster it’s two easy missing person jobs, and the money’s good. But people have travelled halfway round the world hunting the Demon’s Eye and the secret of Kaapse Kobra. Danny finds out the hard way there's no honor among thieves. Diamonds are not always a girl’s best friend.
Danny Lancaster has been missing since the fishing boat Rickyback exploded. Police are closing their inquiry but Wanda Lovejoy continues her campaign to find the truth. An evil man kept alive by machines is nursing a corrosive hate. As drugs and disease pull his dying mind apart he throws his crime empire into a scorched earth quest to find one man. If Danny Lancaster isn’t dead he soon will be.
For Danny Lancaster - ex-paratrooper turned detective – it was an easy job. The beautiful Camilla D’Allessi hires him to watch a Seventies rock star. But Danny’s nosey nature leads to a grim discovery at a Cornish farmhouse. The bodies start to pile up. Danny is wanted for murder. Only he can clear his name. Nothing will stop Danny hunting down the maniacs for a showdown of mud and fire.
Private detective Danny Lancaster finds more then he bargained for among the shipwrecked cargo containers on a Sussex beach. The discovery draws Afghanistan veteran Danny into a web of gangsters, dodgy politicians and murder.