David Waine

Biography

David Waine was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, in 1949. He is the youngest of three brothers, all of whom went on to become teachers like their father. It was during his teaching career that he developed an interest in writing, initially plays, and his adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' was performed at the Cockpit Theatre (the forerunner of Shakespeare's Globe) as part of the Globe Theatre restoration in 1991. He took up novel writing after leaving the profession, and his first published work, 'The Planning Officers' appeared in 2011. He has followed this up with an epic fantasy trilogy, 'A King's Head', made up of the individual novels: 'Usurper', 'A Sovereign's Honour' and 'A New Queen Rises'. A sequel trilogy, 'A Queen's Heart' followed in 2012-14. This is made up of the individual novels, 'The Ancient Realm', 'The Shattered Realms' and 'The Power of Four Queens'. An appendix, 'Larussi's Heartsong' is in preparation. Together, the two trilogies and 'Heartsong' make up the 'Avalind Books'. There will be more of these in the future.

The first of his crime thrillers, 'Chained in Time', was published in October 2011. The second in the series, 'Rutter's Reunion', followed in January 2012. The third book, 'Relapse' was published in the spring of 2014. These are the 'Rutter Books'. There will be more of them as well.

When 'Heartsong' is published, David intends to complete a collection of short stories that he has also been working on.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
As a boy, two books stood out for me. One was 'Winnie the Pooh', which I still consider to be one of the funniest books ever written, and the other was 'Treasure Island', the first great adventure story that I ever read. I would dream of playing Jim Hawkins in a new film version - but then I turned twelve and became too old. As I grew, 'The Lord of the Rings' - the ultimate adventure story - supplanted it. These days, I am very fond of the works of Patrick O"Brian, with 'Master and Commander' being my favourite. That leaves me with one to choose. I am a fan of J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, but there is one small scale book that edges both out for me. I stumbled across it by accident a few years ago and I loved every page. It is 'Father Frank' by Paul Burke.
What do you read for pleasure?
My taste is wide-ranging. My Kindle currently carries works by Jane Austen, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, George R.R. Martin and some of the better independent writers, including several of Elaine Waldron's works. Recently, I have also read 'The Boy in Striped Pyjamas' and 'About a Boy'. I am currently working my way through 'Catching Fire' by Suzanne Collins.
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Books

Rutter's Resolution
Series: Rutter Books. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,980. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
D.C.I. Julie Rutter investigates the theft of a major artwork, only to discover that the case will include multiple murders and spread right across Europe.
Relapse
Series: Rutter Books, The Third Rutter Book. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,640. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Months on from the dramatic shootout on Box Hill, D.C.I. Julie Rutter's nemesis is due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey. That will see him out of her life forever and a glowing future with Alex spread out before her. Or will it? Nothing is quite as it seems in this new thriller as Julie's past comes back to haunt her yet again, and places her life, as well of those of the people she loves.
Rutter's Reunion
Series: Rutter Books, The Second Rutter Book. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,980. Language: British English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Years have passed since Julie Rutter faced a modern-day Jack The Ripper, in 'Chained in Time'. Now she returns to Bow Road Police Station, as Chief Inspector Rutter, to find herself investigating three murders, all committed with the same weapon, but not by the same killer. Little is as it seems. Even her reasoning is in doubt, as a deeper and yet more sinister motive emerges.
Chained in Time
Series: Rutter Books, The First Rutter Book. Price: Free! Words: 94,210. Language: British English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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In 1888, a serial killer, Jack the Ripper, prowls London's East End. A century later, History repeats itself. Marie Kelly is haunted by horrifying dreams in which she is pursued through the gloomy alleyways of Victorian Whitechapel by a dark shadow that seeks to destroy her, as it once did her near-namesake, Mary Jane Kelly. Marie experiences Mary's terror and despair as her own. The two
The Planning Officers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,870. Language: British English. Published: July 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Lift the roof off the Town Hall and take a wry look inside. Anna Maria Aitcheson and Dirc Starkey are so absorbed in their careers and each other that they never consider the community they are employed to serve. Follow them through one stormy day, which begins with glory beckoning, if they can only bundle one insignificant citizen out of the way first...

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