N.J. Matthews


Having always being an avid reader, particularly of murder mysteries, I decided that I would try my hand at writing one. The first one, Singularity, turned into a series of three others, The Sophia, The Sign of Nun and Wee Johnnie Norrie. All feature Dave Harris, who rises to Chief of Detectives through the course of the series.

After I had written the four crime novels, my youngest grandson asked me why I didn't write anything suitable for his age group. This was a challenge I couldn't resist, Perusia followed along with the sequel Kush. Both are aimed at young adults and are historical fiction set in a time just after Julius Caesar is assasinated.

I must admit to being somewhat eclectic. What's next? Who knows.

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The Good Father
Series: Dave Harris Murder Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,530. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The “Good Father” is the fifth and latest in the “Dave Harris” Murder Mystery Series. A young girl is brutally murdered and her body mutilated. A fifteen year old boy is arrested and charged with the murder. Harris's old friend, Father Alfonso becomes involved in the case and is soon convinced of the boy’s innocence. Chief of Detectives, Dave Harris discovers important documents are missing.
The Helios
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 78,780. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
The Helios is a work of speculative fiction. What might happen in our world should there be a sudden discovery of a new source of energy that obsoletes all of the world's current energy supply? Would this new inexhaustible, non-polluting energy source be a panacea or a curse? Would the world economy collapse as a result?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 136,230. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Kush is the sequel to my book 'Perusia'. The five boys introduced continue their adventures with the 'Black Prince' and they become embroiled in adventures as they follow the Nile upstream to the Kingdom of Kush. Magic and conspiracy dogs them as they travel towards the Ciry of Meroe, where not one but two evil Queens await. Black Magic challenges the powers of Caecus the blind philosopher.
Wee Johnnie Norrie
Series: Dave Harris Murder Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 116,210. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Wee Johnnie Norrie is the fourth book in the Dave Harris Murder Mystery Series. Harris is called upon to solve the murder of a man whose body was found in his apartment two years after his death. Just identifying the victim was going to be a major problem. Why did the victim lie unnoticed by anyone for so long? Who killed him and why? And just who wanted John Norrie dead? Was it a conspiracy?
The Sign of Nun
Series: Dave Harris Murder Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 95,530. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Sign of Nun is the third in the series of Dave Harris Murder Mysteries. It is the story of a serial killer who is active on the campus of a large university.Can the police protect the student body or must they take it upon themselves? The killer has a fatal flaw. What is it? Can the police use it to uncover the identity of the murderer? Will a secret code expose the criminal,who can break it?
The Sophia
Series: Dave Harris Murder Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,810. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Sophia is the second in a series of 'Dave Harris' murder mysteries. The first was 'Singularity'. Several gruesome murders take place in a very odd location, a Lawn Bowling and Croquet Club. Odder still are a group of women who not only run the club but live in a gothic house situated on the club site. The women are members of a religious cult with very strange views of the world around them
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 115,540. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Perusia is a novel of historical fiction that follows the experience of 5 boys in Rome and Perusia in the time just after the assassination of Julius Ceasar. Two families are disrupted when the parents of the boys are arrested as a result of corrupt actions by the Senate. Their homes are expropriated and the parents thrown in prison. A Black Prince and a Blind Prophet offer to help.
Series: Dave Harris Murder Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 98,870. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Singularity is murder mystery with a twist. Dr Arnold Soper, the CEO of Soper Research has discovered a vaccine to prevent Alzheimer’s. Once world wide patents are granted, the value of his company will increase dramatically. But before this happens he is taken ill and falls into a coma. A conspiracy unfolds as greed and avarice replace ethical practice and people die.

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