David Chilcott


A new up and coming crime thriller author whose first book, Murphy's Heist, has recently been launched as an ebook.

Currently a watercolour artist, specialising in landscapes and townscapes, his paintings currently appear in two lifestyle magazines and in several galleries. He also gives tuition in painting.

This might be why the subject of painting does appear from time to time in his first novel!

He hopes to have another novel out within six months. Again, it will be a crime thriller.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
After I have drafted out a new book, and about three or four months before it is published, I have got a fair idea of how the cover should be. Although I'm also an artist, I'm not a graphic artist, so I use a specialist in the US to come up with the final design. So far it has been a good relationship. I can then publicise the book launch, and already have the cover displayed!
In the design, I'm always aware that it must be simple, and contrasty so that shows up well as a thumbnail.
What do you read for pleasure?
Adventure and thrillers are my favourites. I've just been reading some of Peter Temple's books. In my opinion he is one of the world's best authors. He lives in Australia and his stories take place there. And there are dozens of first class American authors that I read.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find David Chilcott online


Trouble In Chicago
Series: John McBride Thrillers. Price: Free! Words: 69,470. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
John McBride, the English Watercolor artist gets involved with the Mafia when he lands in Chicago
The Ponzi Men
Series: John McBride Thrillers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,580. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Con-men get real mad when they're duped. They can even ransom you. Will they be successful?
Find My Brother
Series: John McBride Thrillers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,980. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
John McBride, artist and ex SAS Regiment Captain is walking to the scene of his next painting when he spots a woman covertly watching a fracking demonstrators' camp through binoculars.Back at his hotel he finds the girl is also a guest. Distraught, she tells him her brother is missing. He was a freelance reporter. Eager for adventure McBride offers to help, and ends up in a Russian prison camp.
Cruise the Storm
Series: John McBride Thrillers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,250. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A luxury cruise ship sets sail for the Mediterranean. Aboard are twelve would-be hijackers, John McBride, and 500 innocent passengers. Rifles are smuggled aboard in Spain and the hijack starts. The passengers rebel and storm deck five which the hijackers have put out-of-bounds. The captain tries to stop them - they are putting rescue plans at risk.
Murphy's Heist
Series: John McBride Thrillers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,690. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When artist John McBride stumbles on a series of strange events, he finds that the biggest bullion heist since the eighties is about to be committed ...

David Chilcott's tag cloud

crime    cruelty    cruise ship    escape    gang    greed    gulag    heist    hijack    hurricane    journalist    mafia    meditteranean storm    mission    rescue    russian    spy    squawl    thriller    thriller action and suspense    thriller book series    thriller drama