Bill Todd

Biography

Journalist - Travel Writer - Novelist. Collector of maps. Lover of good ale and cheese.

Smashwords Interview

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.
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Series

DLE Military History
A series of concise true life biographies with a military theme.
Gunner
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Pigtail Pilot
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A Crocus From Jerusalem
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Danny Lancaster
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.
Death Squad
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Rough Diamond
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Rock Hard
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Gargoyle Pixie Dog
Price: $0.99 USD.
Godlefe's Cuckoo
Price: $0.99 USD.

Books

Last Orders
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,770. Language: British English. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Big Eddie Archer is throwing a celebrity party for the reopening of The Bellerophon public house. When singer Paul Toopen, star of TV reality show Dreamboat, goes missing there is only one man the pub’s guv’nor can call on. Eddie's guests are trapped in a pub with a killer and private investigator Danny Lancaster must track him down before last orders.
A Crocus From Jerusalem
Series: DLE Military History. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,590. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Middle East / Turkey & Ottoman Empire
The diary of a 19-year-old soldier who survived the sinking of the troopship Transylvania in a U-boat attack and fought the Ottoman Turks in the Holy Land in World War One.
Pigtail Pilot
Series: DLE Military History. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
Gunner
Series: DLE Military History. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War
The true story of a Royal Artillery sergeant through the Battle of Britain and from Normandy to Germany in World War Two.
Gargoyle Pixie Dog
Series: Danny Lancaster. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,680. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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.
Rock Hard
Series: Danny Lancaster. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,630. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
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?
Rough Diamond
Series: Danny Lancaster. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,440. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
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.
Godlefe's Cuckoo
Series: Danny Lancaster. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,550. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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.
Death Squad
Series: Danny Lancaster. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,840. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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.
The Wreck Of The Margherita
Series: Danny Lancaster. Price: Free! Words: 128,030. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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.

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