Alex Binney

Biography

Alex is a well established English author of murder mystery novels. He took early retirement as a manager from a major UK bank to pursue his first love of writing murder mysteries. Over the years he has devised numerous plots which he did not have chance to bring to his readership whilst pursuing his bank career. Divorced, he lives in Plymouth, Devon, UK, and you can correspond with him on Facebook.

Books

School for Tomboys
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,790. Language: British English. Published: December 31, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
The girls at St. Bridget’s School for Young Ladies are not really bad. Hyperactive? Definitely. Mischievous? Undoubtedly. But the school is educating schoolgirls from the most respectable families, and the teachers seem to expect the girls to behave in a properly responsible manner. And when a new headmistress takes over, it all goes from bad to worse – in a hilarious series of misadventures.
Murder Through Magic
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 69,750. Language: British English. Published: December 28, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Did Edward Isaacs really commit suicide, or was he murdered? Despite the suicide note, the unique tattoo on the body washed up on the beach, and the dental records, perhaps the body was someone else? Confusion follows when a mishap at the funeral reveals an empty coffin. Was Edward intent on committing multiple revenge murders from beyond the grave by some magical power, or was he alive?
The Legend of William Carsell
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 83,970. Language: British English. Published: December 11, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
A tale of the Wild West, of gunfighters, of bounty hunters, of satanic forces, of the fight between good and evil. A bounty hunter has an agenda that goes far beyond delivering outlaws dead or alive, and an uncanny skill with his guns. Is this the start of Armageddon? Can the sheriff save the town and the world? And is the new preacher much more than he seems at first?
Murder at Midnight
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 97,320. Language: British English. Published: December 4, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jealous lovers, a crooked solicitor, trouble with gypsies, illegal liquor, feuds between farmers… but did any of it lead to the murder of a young woman in a Cornish lane? More importantly, could the Murder Squad stop the wrong man being hanged? More seriously still, would the local policeman be able to stop the fearsome Mrs Trimb, widow of the parish, snaring him as her next husband?
It Wasn't Me
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,180. Language: British English. Published: November 26, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Jason Handel was acquitted for the murder of his fiancée Mary Matthews, but at least one member of Mary’s family did not believe him and was determined to take revenge, with fatal results for Jason. That, apparently, led to a feud between the two families, with the police murder squad unable to disprove the alibis as the body count increased. But if it was not Jason who killed Mary, who was it?
One Hundred Days Without Fire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,220. Language: British English. Published: October 16, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Marcus died prematurely, he was startled to find neither Heaven nor Hell were ready for him. He had to return to Earth for a hundred days to be tested, to find out whether he should spend eternity in paradise or torment. But nothing was straightforward for Marcus, and nothing, ever, was as he expected it to be…
Edith
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 122,000. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Edith was beautiful, yet haughty and unapproachable, but was she also a serial killer? Three husbands dying unexpectedly in three years must be more than just bad luck? Then, before Edith died, she cursed all who had brought about her untimely demise, a curse carried down through generations, by Edith’s daughter and then her granddaughter. Surely, all three women could not be serial killers?
The Ghost of Julian Kane
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,650. Language: British English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
If ghosts exist, can they commit murder? Perhaps so, if the detectives at Scotland Yard are to believe the telephone call from a man claiming to be Julian Kane, executed for murder 170 years earlier. And, if he is to be believed, he has started on a new killing spree, including victims for which another man is already on trial…
The Deathday Prophecies
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,840. Language: British English. Published: August 9, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Three murder mysteries in one, spanning 50 years. Three investigations into multiple murders fail to tie up all the loose ends. Will Scotland Yard’s best detective find all the missing links and the connections between the most recent and the previous killings? Perhaps, with the help of a psychic medium who can predict the exact date and time of death. Or perhaps she too has a hidden agenda.
Demons 2
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,830. Language: British English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Crisis in the Metropolitan Police after a senior officer is shot dead by one of his own men while trying to solve the grisly murders of prostitutes in and around Whitechapel. Was the dead officer the murderer? Or was someone else trying to emulate Jack the Ripper? Worse, a notorious hit man is targeting senior police officers. Surely there isn’t a widespread conspiracy within the Police Force?
The Maelstrom Mystery
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,430. Language: British English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Bloody murders at Holcombe Manor in 1885 leave the police baffled. Everyone has been killed except one man who has disappeared. Perhaps he is the culprit? Except that he has no motive. And that’s the problem: there seems to be no motive for anyone to have committed the murders. Finally, a suspect is arrested, tried, convicted and hanged. 75 years later, history repeats itself.
Demons
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,730. Language: British English. Published: July 7, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
1958. Scotland Yard Murder Squad try to solve five killings and an old murder case when the accused is acquitted. Then, someone decides to emulate Jack the Ripper and create carnage in Whitechapel. The killings continue and, worse, several of the police become victims of the same killer. Do some of the senior detectives have dark secrets to hide? Everyone, it seems, has his or her own demons.
Hoax!
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 127,960. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Is there a serial killer on the loose, or several murderers and a kidnapper each with very different motives? Scotland Yard’s murder squad are called to help solve the crimes, but whoever is responsible, it is clear that few of those involved are blameless, not even the victims. As each mystery is unravelled, yet another more complex puzzle is revealed, baffling the most competent detectives.
Murder by Logic
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,210. Language: British English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The body count is rising. Is there a serial killer on the loose, or are the murders unconnected? Chief Inspector Lamb of Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad is assigned to investigate, but all is not as it seems and the numerous suspects appear to have innocent explanations for the lies they’ve told the police.

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