Stephen R P Bailey


I come from Lewes, the county town of East Sussex in the UK.

I've had a varied career including working as a fashion model, television extra, radio news presenter, teacher, property developer and Chartered Accountant.

Accountancy pays the bills, writing is the hobby, huge book sale royalties the dream.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started drafting my first novel in 1990, shortly after relocating to Thailand. The new culture and environment had a profound effect on me, stirring the creative energies within me.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My initial novel became so long I decided to publish it as a trilogy. The story follows the life of Nick Price, a rough Londoner who flees to Bangkok in 1969 to start a new life. Nick is down on his luck and gets involved with some outrageous antics in an effort to make money. After a few years engaged in low-life activity, he stumbles upon the knowledge of a secret hiding place of a horde of gold stashed away in the wake of the Dalai Lama leaving Tibet, and cannot resist the temptation to retrieve it. Unfortunately for Nick, the task is harder than he expects and results in tragic consequences which will haunt him for the rest of his life.
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The Fourth Cart 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,790. Language: British English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
For eighteen years Nick Price has harboured a painful secret about his wife's death. It has made life unbearable, has regularly brought him out in a cold sweat. For eighteen years he has been eaten up by remorse, by the burden of culpability, by the guilt of hiding the facts from his children. So when the police offer to trade his liberty for the truth, he finds himself in a dire dilemma.
The Fouth Cart 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,160. Language: British English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Nick Price's wife died in his arms eighteen years ago. Though traumatised, one thing he recollects with absolute clarity is that she was wearing her wedding ring, and it could not have been removed before her grave. So he is, understandably, completely freaked out when a mysterious stranger, a man he believes is out to destroy him, gives it to his daughter as a remembrance of her mother.
The Fourth Cart
Price: Free! Words: 83,590. Language: British English. Published: September 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
When a series of murders appears to relate to bad-boy Nick Price's former life in Bangkok, Detective Chief Inspector Jack Magee is faced with the unenviable task of extracting information from an antagonistic, former adversary. As Magee's investigation gathers momentum, he is drawn deep into a dark world of intrigue, betrayal and conspiracy.

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