Bob Looker

Biography

I was born in Winchester and went to various schools until I reached 16 yrs old. With a desire to travel I joined the Army and over the next 23 years I went to over a dozen countries ranging from the Artic circle, the desert and the jungles of Asia. These experiences fed me for my later movement into writing. I write what I call grown up books under my own name but for a series of children's science fiction adventures I use the pen-name of J.J. Maxwell

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have been married for over 48 years to the most wonderful woman a man could ever have met. We have one son and one granddaughter. As well as my family life I have an allotment which, where I can, I spend an hour a day tending to it. I have joined Instagram at the insistence of my son and Skype on the demands of my granddaughter. She uses the Skype to ask me to come and collect her nan. I have 2 Facebook accounts and through them I have 'friends' across the world and in the last few years have made contact with many of my army friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Because my wife was having trouble holding a printed book I gave her a Kindle for Christmas. It was one of the best presents I have brought her (her words not mine). I must admit I'm not a great reader but I use both the Kindle and a Nook reader to preview my own books. Currently I am reading 'A Week Away'. This book is scheduled for publication in 2017.
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Where to find Bob Looker online

Twitter: @bob_looker
Facebook: Facebook profile
Wattpad: Jaymaxwell

Where to buy in print


Series

Norma Andrews FBI
Norma Andrews is a country girl who grew up in Halam County, was a Deputy Sherriff but left to join the FBI Criminal Investigations Division. She teams up with Special Agent Jack 'Lucky' Little. Her speciality is Country and Country people.

Books

Norma Andrews Murder in the Barn
Series: Norma Andrews FBI. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,850. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Norma Andrews had graduated from the FBI Academy at Quantico and assigned to the FBI Office in New York. Saturday morning she got a call from the Assistant Director. Norma was being sent back to Halam County, with Special Agent 'Lucky' Little, to investigate a murder at Jacobs farm. The Jacobs controlled a lot of Halam County, Norma was family so could get among them. Not 1 but 2 murders solved.
A Week Away
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,000. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
Simon and Joan go on a trekking holiday in the Scottish Highlands. The car breaks down and the sat-nav gets them lost. The next morning they set off but are chased by a man with a shotgun. They get lost in a cave system and discover a lost valley where a clan have been hiding for 300 years. Joan is captured and Simon fights for her release. They escape but are between both groups.
For the Love of Ann
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,650. Language: British English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Jay Maxwell loved his wife and her early demise, due to 'Post Code' medicine, was too much to bear. Being an ex soldier and knowing where an old arms dump, left over from WWII was located he decide to take his revenge on those he held responsible. As the deaths escalated the SAS were called in to track him down. Story told by the only reporter to gain access to him, Julian Knight.
Three Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,260. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The Top Secret WWII British Resistance movement had to stop the German Forces, which were gathering in France, from invading England. The Germans had sent saboteurs to Sussex ready to strike but they were seen by a member of an Auxiliary patrol. Over the next 3 days the patrols tracked the saboteurs down and destroyed them. Operation Sealion was cancelled.
The Pheasant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,010. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Adventure » General
“What did you do in the war granddad?” Simon asked. John Fintch had told no one that he was ‘The Pheasant’ the Top Secret leader of the British Resistance during WWII. It was time to tell what he actually did during the war so over the next few hours he told Simon how he was recruited, how he met his wife, the training and work as ‘The Pheasant’. He left out his personal battle with the SS.
The Long Walk Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,020. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
When the Japanese invaded Burma the British Army had families of the 2 infantry Regiments that needed evacuating the 1,000 miles to Calcutta by train, river boat, trekked through the jungle & bus. The story is told by 7 year old Freddie who together with his mother endured the journey to safety. All this time his father was fighting the enemy and there was no way of keeping in contact with him.
The Virgins Wreath
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,950. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Smuggling in the late 18th century was rife. George Styles controlled all contraband entering via the River Cuckmere. Graham Johnson, the local Customs Officer, assisted by Mark captured a large consignment of contraband. When George went to retrieve his goods Mark was not on guard but in bed with Mrs Williams & his troubles with women started that night.

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Latest book: Helen James & Saving Father Christmas. Published November 15, 2017.