Michael Campling

Biography

Michael (Mikey to friends) is a full-time writer living and working in a tiny village on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. He writes stories with characters you can believe in and plots you can sink your teeth into.
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Books

Lawful Duty: A Devonshire Crime Thriller
Series: The DC Spiller Mysteries, Book 1. Pre-release—available April 26, 2024. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,370. Language: English. Published by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A missing woman. The shadow of corruption. A race against time. Detective Constable Spiller can't wait to get stuck in. Exeter, 1992.No mobile phones, no internet, no CCTV on every corner - just good, old-fashioned police work. It's Spiller's first day in CID, and he's raring to go. Lynsey is just 23 when she's reported missing, but this is no ordinary case.
The Darkeningstone: The Complete Time-Slip Adventure
Series: The Darkeningstone. Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 278,660. Language: English. Originally Published: May 27, 2017 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Once the Darkeningstone has you in its grip, it will never let you go.Jake didn't believe the rumours about Scaderstone Pit,but it's so much more than an abandoned quarry, and the risks are not rumours but real. Somewhere, sometime, the stone is watching, waiting, listening, whispering.
A Must-Have Murder
Series: The Devonshire Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 214,240. Language: English. Originally Published: December 15, 2023 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
If you want it bad enough, you can have it, even if it means murder. After all, it's this season's must-have. Dan Corrigan's first real case as a private investigator isn't going to be easy. A wealthy social media influencer is being stalked, and her band of egotistical friends are not going to make Dan's job easy. It's a complex case, but everything changes when a murder is committed.
The Devonshire Mysteries Books I-III
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 283,650. Language: English. Originally Published: April 14, 2023 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The first three novels in the popular British murder mystery series, The Devonshire Mysteries. Join amateur sleuths Dan and Alan as they investigate mysterious murders against the idyllic rural backdrop of Dartmoor and Cornwall. Best described as cosy crime, these British mysteries will keep you turning the pages but won't give you nightmares. There's more to Dartmoor than meets the eye.
Accomplice to Murder: A British Murder Mystery
Series: The Devonshire Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 152,930. Language: English. Originally Published: August 1, 2022 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Dan has never been afraid to ask awkward questions, but this time, it might cost him his life.He's drawn into a criminal conspiracy, and it seems that someone will stop at nothing to prevent him from uncovering the truth. The stakes are high, but Dan and Alan are back on the case, and one way or another, they will get to the bottom of this mystery.​​​​​​​ Discover a darker side to Devon.
Trespass: A Time-Slip Adventure
Series: The Darkeningstone, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,200. Language: English. Originally Published: October 3, 2016 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Jake didn't believe the rumours about Scaderstone Pit,but it's so much more than an abandoned quarry, and the risks are not rumours but real.Somewhere, sometime, the stone is waiting.
Dead Men Don't Disco
Series: Brent Bolster Space Detective, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,190. Language: English. Originally Published: August 25, 2020 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Brent has a plan. And it had better work... ...his life depends on it. Brent has made plenty of enemies in his time, but none so deadly as Surrana, an assassin from the planet Gloabon. Now, he must face his fearsome adversary. He'll need wit, cunning, and high-level strategic problem-solving to survive. In other words, he's screwed. Brent has all the tactical subtlety of a casually lobbed...
Breaking Ground: A Time-Slip Adventure
Series: The Darkeningstone, Book 0. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,780. Language: English. Originally Published: February 26, 2014 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Three lives, thousands of years apart, their destinies bound by one deadly secret:Somewhere, Sometime, The Stone is Watching.
Murder Between the Tides: A British Murder Mystery
Series: The Devonshire Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,720. Language: English. Originally Published: October 19, 2020 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
No one expected a murder.​​​​​​​A hotel in Cornwall. A few days of peace and quiet by the sea. Dan Corrigan is looking forward to the change of scene.But then the cryptic typewritten notes appear, and Dan glimpses a darker truth behind the gentle facade.Some secrets should never be kept.But when the truth is too terrible to tell, all that's left is revenge.
Darkness Awaits
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,800. Language: English. Originally Published: October 28, 2021 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Darkness Awaits Us All.Step into its velvety shadows and explore its subtle depths.These tales will keep you company on your journey.But don't let them keep you awake at night.After all, they're just stories, aren't they?
Valley of Lies: A British Murder Mystery
Series: The Devonshire Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,100. Language: English. Originally Published: June 15, 2020 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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A Village, A Murder, A Keen-eyed Sleuth.In a quiet Dartmoor village, Dan Corrigan is a fish out of water. He's also a damned good sleuth.
Mystery in May: A British Murder Mystery
Series: The Devonshire Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,130. Language: English. Originally Published: March 26, 2021 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
There are strangers in Embervale, a conflict brewing, and before long, there'll be a victim.Dan finds himself drawn into a web of deceit, but he won't give up until he's uncovered the truth.Join Dan and Alan in the search for clues.Delve into the darker side of Dartmoor.
Outcast: A Time-Slip Adventure
Series: The Darkeningstone, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,980. Language: English. Originally Published: October 3, 2016 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Lost and alone in a nightmare world, Jake must learn to fight back, learn to survive.Whatever it takes, he's going home.A portal through time, The Darkeningstone affects all who find it.Join Jake in his fight to get back home.But remember: Somewhere, Sometime, The Stone is Listening.
Scaderstone: A Time-Slip Adventure
Series: The Darkeningstone, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,590. Language: English. Originally Published: December 8, 2016 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Once the Darkeningstone has you in its grip, it will never let you go.Don't miss the conclusion of this gripping tale across time.Jake has unfinished business with the stoneand with someone else.Cally is never far from his thoughts, but dare he reach out to her?
A Study in Stone: A British Mystery
Series: The Devonshire Mysteries, Book 0. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,900. Language: English. Originally Published: February 13, 2020 by Shadowstone Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Dan Corrigan wants to disappear.Burnt out by the pressures of corporate life, he escapes to the countryside, but a chance discovery draws him into a compelling mystery.An ancient legend, a coded message on a stone slab, a secret concealed in a country manor house: these clues propel Dan into an intriguing enigma.