Tim Nichol


Born Arthur Nichol but known as Tim by his many friends in his adopted hometown, San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, the author of Mayan Gold was a British-born seaman who traveled the world on commercial vessels as well as his own boats. He had begun writing about his adventures and had drawn on several years’ research and experiences on the southeastern coast of Mexico to create a thriller based in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. A few short weeks after finishing the novel, Tim died New Year’s Eve, 2009, in a Hermosillo, Mexico hospital. But Mayan Gold will live on as an e-book published by Tim’s friends.

Where to find Tim Nichol online


I Am As A River
Price: Free! Words: 220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2010. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
Life flows like a river. From Creation, through the Exuberance of Youth, Rushing with the Energy of Adolescence, the Grounding of Maturity, Meandering to the Sea.
Mayan Gold
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,270. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Action/adventure thriller involving the theft of a rare Mayan gold mask from a pyramid in the Yucatan and the ensuing mad scramble involving a police detective from Britain and his archeologist brother, a Maya shaman and his beautiful daughter, a drug kingpin and assorted thugs, and the often lethal jungle creatures. From sea to jungle the region and people pulse as the story races to its climax.

Tim Nichol's tag cloud

action    adventure    aging    cancun    life    maya    mexico    mythology    path    playa del carmen    poem    river    sea    thriller    treasure    yucatan   

Smashwords book reviews by Tim Nichol

  • Soul Identity on Jan. 21, 2010

    A well written page-turner. An example of why Independent Authors are a GREAT asset. This should especially appeal to people who had been in software or IT - a niche market that mainstream might ignore. After finishing, I immediately bought the next in the series, Soul Intent.
  • Soul Intent on Jan. 22, 2010

    Read Soul Identity FIRST. Both are good reads - hard to put down. At $0.99 it is a steal. At $0.99 total for BOTH - just do it. Soul Identity, the first of the series, had scenes that would have extra appeal to software and IT types. In Soul Intent, the characters carry forward intact, but those computer scenes do not. A bit more history and travel through Europe searching for "treasures" left behind 64 years.
  • Thin Blood on Jan. 31, 2010

    DO NOT get past the halfway point of this book late in the evening! You won't go to bed until after finishing. This story leaves the police and the reader guessing all the way to the end. May I have another, please? (asjogren)