Herbert Howard Jones


HERBERT HOWARD JONES grew up in Notting Hill, London in the sixties. He went to a boarding school in Norfolk and then local schools including Sloane School where crime writer John Creasy attended near the King's Road. When he left school he got numerous jobs, including as a porter at the BBC London, working as a jewellery assembler in a factory in Hatton Garden and also in a number of roles at a showbiz solicitor's office where he was a trainee legal executive and ran errands for a few of the British movie and music names of the time.

He is a creative spirit who also likes dabbling in music and art himself. When he was in the jewellery business he personally made over ten thousand 14 carat gold gate bracelets which was a great learning experience for him. However, he was more interested in media and always wanted to write suspense books with a melodramatic element and so spent years reading them and working on various projects. He is also interested in romantic and fantasy fiction. And despite being a Catholic he is interested in New Age literature, mythology and metaphysics.

But meeting people has always inspired him the most and he has had the good fortune to meet quite a few interesting people. He was personally friends with horror writer, Denis Wheatley's housekeeper when she lived in Blackheath, and knew poet John Pudney who lived nearby before he passed. One of the most interesting people that he met was the daughter of the Captain of the Titanic with whom he had tea in her cottage up in Suffolk. Miss Smith was a lady with a big personality and a very interesting home. She was surrounded with Titanic memorabilia wherever you looked. Jones was only a boy at the time and didn't appreciate the significance of all this stuff, but regrets not quizzing her on the catastrophic event which has forever featured large in shipping folklore!


I WANT TO EXPRESS my gratitude to readers who have bothered to download my books. I put a lot of effort into them and also design my own covers, and so it is a wonderful reward to get a download. Every author on this platform will be grateful for them because writing can be a lonely and thankless task. It is only the reader who makes it all worth while, and so thanks very much again.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Books on the paranormal, new age, parapsychology, esoteric yoga, books by Mantak Chia etc anything which points to a better future and shows us how we can empower ourselves.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I used to have a Kindle but don't anymore. I am open to anything useful and don't really know which device is the best to have.
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Where to find Herbert Howard Jones online


Investigate Me
Price: Free! Words: 50,580. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Student Kay Logan was puzzled when her best friend Olivia didn't show up for a coffee meet in town. Olivia was always a punctual person but was last seen in the company of two men. A note she left only raised unanswered questions. It called for an investigation and it was led by handsome art detective Hans Angert. As it turned out, he was just the right sort of guy to soothe Kay's aching heart.
The Dark Rotunda
Price: Free! Words: 102,330. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
When Ralph and Leonie bought Kindlewood from auction, they had no idea it would completely change their lives. It was, after all, just an old neglected mansion needing modernisation. But the auctioneer wasn’t honest with them. He didn’t tell them it already had a tenant and was supposedly cursed. And he especially didn’t tell them that it was really a supernatural trap waiting for the unwary!
Toxic Promises
Price: Free! Words: 95,400. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Historical » 20th Century
Living in 1950s America was hell for a rule breaker like twenty-one year old student Gerald Raphemore. He wanted to sleep around with loose co-eds and not take responsibility for his actions. But when his girlfriend Florence got pregnant, Gerald had to deal with her family. The only way out was to terminate the pregnancy, but Florence refused. So for Gerald there was only one other answer.
The Seventh Canonical
Price: Free! Words: 72,920. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Teresa Holmes definitely had a dark side, which was why she agreed to look after her aunt Fearn’s highrise flat in Whitechapel, London. The area was famous for the Victorian Ripper murders, and was a subject of considerable interest to her. But one day, when curiously prowling the historical local streets, she encounters a sinister homeless man who presents her with more than she bargained for.
Nonsense Animal Verses
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2021 . Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Here are thirty short quirky verses with accompanied illustrations celebrating the world of animals. All the humour is perfectly clean, and the poems are just rhyming observations of everyday animal life. The only mucky pup is the Zebra from Zambezi, but some things just can't help but happen, especially out in sub-Saharan Africa!
The Roomer
Price: Free! Words: 14,510. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Looks can be deceiving as mild mannered Heather Mondan, junior librarian at the college proved. However, we all have secrets, some more deadly than others. But when Heather took on a tenant to help pay the rent at her new digs, something long suppressed was released. The question was, could it ever be put back in the bottle? And who would be the unfortunate person in the firing line?
Everything but the Music
Price: Free! Words: 79,370. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Singer songwriter Jeanie Colbert had worked hard for her success in the music business, only to find herself suddenly facing professional ruin. Perhaps trying to juggle two intimate relationships at the same time is unwise in an industry full of jealous and unseen enemies. But when a powerful man takes advantage of her, she tries to fight back, only to see him get the upper hand. More
When Fear Stalks - A Case for 'the Player'
Price: Free! Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When debonair Australian art detective Jack Truepster isn’t trying to locate lost art treasures of antiquity he is visiting art galleries with lovely ladies. Unfortunately, on this occasion the lady in question is kidnapped from right under his nose! It turns out that she’s the daughter of a senator and now Jack, also known as ‘the player,’ has his work cut out trying to get her back!
The Stopover
Price: Free! Words: 47,700. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Airline hostess Dana and pilot Lex used to be a happy couple until an unforeseen event ruined everything. That was several months ago, and Dana was never able to get to the bottom of it. And then one day, out of the blue, when Dana is on Stopover in Sicily, Lex suddenly reappears acting strangely. Clearly, there is a very special reason why he was back, and she is curious to find out what it is!
Latin N' Satin
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: September 21, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Adventurous Anna Milne may have been the top reporter for Channel 742 in Cannes, but her relationship with boyfriend Frank was far from rosy. It was no wonder that when she went to interview hunky playboy Miguel Cortez at his villa in Monaco, she was drawn into his sugary web of temptation. There were just two problems – 1, he was a well-practised liar and 2, she didn't want to be made a fool of!
Petulant Rainbow
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: May 31, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
After her mother’s death, beautiful Geraldine Ryans has to take desperate steps to safeguard the home she has just inherited, or she could lose it to the devious family lawyer. Luckily hope appears in the form of handsome millionaire Stefan Lafonte, although there's a problem. She is doubtful about his motives, but to gain his assistance she will have to marry him!
Lady Collendon's Cook
Price: Free! Words: 205,400. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
As a cook working for Lady Collendon, Jewish Mrs Green is accused of poisoning a Nazi dinner guest at the Collendon home. But was this allegation based on fact? Or was she the victim of a political plot devised by a British civil servant who has a lot to gain from her downfall? There were many questions and few answers, but perhaps a humble man's love will save her from the hangman's noose!

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