Derek Richard Denton


OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR (Published By John Goodchild Publishers in hardback)
Don't Go Near The Magic Shop
Hider and Seekers
The House in the Dunes
Coping with Politics (non-fiction in paperback)
AUTHOR'S NOTE: The above titles (hard back and paperback) are now largely out of print, but some have been published in Spanish, Italian, Swedish, French, and Greek. The film rights of Hiders and Seekers were sold but the work was never brought to the screen, alas. Hey ho, the wind and the rain.

On Kindle are:
A Permissible Deception (crime fiction) - now retitled The Double Cousin
The Haunting of Rakers Wood (ghost story with love interest))
Mindgames Unlimited (science fiction for teenagers and young adults)
The Third Balloon (juvenile fiction – magic and school adventure)
The King of a Far Off Country


The Double Cousin
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 143,930. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Jake Denver, accountant, should have heeded that inner voice warning him off: he didn't. The tax problem he was to fix for his cousin was a mare's nest. And the woman, wasn't she just too damned sophisticated to be using a PI with a shabby office in a run-down neighbourhood? Here lies Jake Denver, simpleton. That could have been his epitaph. It very nearly was, thanks to that woman.
Mindgames Unlimited
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 64,630. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This is a science fantasy adventure for young people who love computers and computer gaming. When James gets a free dvd from a stranger, he is a touch uneasy. What a pity he does not trust his instinct, because the Mindgames Unlimited Corporation has set a trap for the unwary. Soon, James and his cousins find themselves in a game more deadly than they could ever have imagined.
The Third Balloon
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 30,940. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A balloon ought to be a thing of delight for any child. But the balloon Richard Thompson chose for himself at the school fair brought nothing but trouble for him, his sister Andrea, and his class teacher, the hot tempered Miss Pirong. It was to be a fair never to be forgotten. As for an adventure, Richard was very glad when it was all over. And so was everyone else. Very glad indeed.
The Haunting of Rakers Wood
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 93,000. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
This is a love story. It is also, as the title suggests, a ghost story. The setting is a rambling old house called Rakers Wood. It has a sinister reputation that the new owners, Carol and Adam Baker, have yet to hear about. By the time they move in it is already too late to avoid what is coming. The Bakers’ new home is a very old house on a site with a fearsome history dating from pagan times.
The King of a Far Off Country
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 36,210. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
This is a modern fairy story for bright children of all ages, from nine to ninety-two, and upwards. The king of Mulrovia is stony broke. That is bad enough, but he has a secret enemy living right opposite the palace gates. The witch, Tamina, has devoted half her life plotting to do away with both the king and his beautiful daughter, Princess Marigold. Little does he know just what lies in store.

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