Richard Pinkerton

Biography

I am 50 years old and have been writing now since I was 12. I prefer to write light-hearted drama but have written a little fantasy horror and science fiction too.

I have an entire series of high school novels (19 of them so far) set in New Zealand (The Mob from TAC series), which I will gradually publish if there is a demand.

I prefer to use a mix of quirky and outrageous characters you would never come across in reality and also your every day Joes.

My writings are aimed at teenagers mainly, but also young adults.

I have also written a series of detective novelettes, most of which can be found on my website. The majority require work, to be able to be published here, mainly due to copyright issues.

Please do leave feedback or contact me if you want to know more about my books.

Where to find Richard Pinkerton online


Books

Dead End Town
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,500. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: May 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Sequel to Dead End High Adam Braddock returns to his old home town, from which he was previously driven out by unspeakable horrors. It now remains a vacant shell of its former self and not a soul lives there. Or at least none should. Adam soon finds that the town is not as abandoned as he thought.
Final Year at TAC
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,850. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: April 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
How do you get your most wayward student to tow the line? Make him head boy of course. Meanwhile Tucker Pyles restarts his Vanessa Dante worshipping cult. And speaking of religious wackjobs, the dodgy Mr Sanders is determined to be the saviour of one of the new junior girls.
The Return of Fingers McGraw
Price: Free! Words: 32,050. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Rex Cassidy Investigators go undercover to assist old nemesis, Fingers McGraw to bring down the infamous Kono family, a mafia organisation. Also to capture one of the Governments most wanted men, Bronson Tanglemeyer. The big question is still on all the RCI's mind. Is Fingers McGraw really a changed man and can he be trusted? Book 18 in a series of detective novelettes.
Doppelganger Madness
Price: Free! Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rex Cassidy, leader of the Rex Cassidy Investigators is tragicaly killed in an accident. However days later, more and more Rex Cassidys start appearing around the world committing crimes. Vanessa Dante, tormented over Rex's apparent death, attempts to commit suicide... Book 13 in the series of the Rex Cassidy Investigators detective novelettes. Perhaps more suitable for mature readers
Aberrations at TAC
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A possessed student? Junior stalkers. A girl with an abusive father. Perhaps the devil is attacking the mob from TAC? The 15th book in the Mob from TAC series.
Vendettas at TAC
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,590. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A gang member after revenge. A devious classmate willing to stop at nothing to prevent her classmate from starring in the school musical. A concerned ex who does not want his former girlfriend taken advantage of by the dodgy new guy. The 14th book in the Mob from TAC series.
Redemption at TAC
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,170. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A guy trying to keep his after school job, a girl trying to appease an entire school and a teacher who just wants to make one girl's life difficult. Book 13 in the Mob from TAC series
Choices at TAC
Price: Free! Words: 57,980. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Dark plots afoot as the day of the school camp draws nearer. Trouble when Rex unintentionally puts a guy in hospital. Trouble when Tucker decides to get himself fired from every job his mother gets him. 12th book in the Mob from TAC series.
Jealousy at TAC
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,570. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
New relationships, perhaps some inappropriate? What do you do if your teacher takes a shine to you... as well as your girlfriend's mother? The 11th book in the Mob from TAC series (contains more mature themes than others in the series)
Dark Days at TAC
Price: Free! Words: 58,530. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Who stole the camp fees? Is Mav cheating on Holly? Just how Christian is the new teacher? Has Rex's amnesia brought out his dark side? 10th book in the Mob from TAC series.
TAC Boot Camp
Price: Free! Words: 54,380. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
A long lost father, a trip to a rugby match during school hours, a new religious cult started by a student. And with the principal out of action, Mr Harris is in charge deciding to run the school like Boot Camp. 9th book in the Mob from TAC series.
Challenges at TAC
Price: Free! Words: 57,180. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Parties, gangs, gate crashers. What do you do if you want to be popular? Act like the most popular guy in school! Book 8 in the Mob from TAC series
Murder at TAC
Price: Free! Words: 49,970. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Murder most foul at TAC. One of the teachers is dead, but who committed the murder? Book 6 in the Mob from TAC series
New Alliances at TAC
Price: Free! Words: 64,780. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Tucker is about to be kicked out of home. Can he find a job to avoid that happening? What is the mysterious newcomer's secret? Is the relationship between Mav and Holly truly over? Will Jacqui succeed in sabotaging it further? Book 5 in the Mob from TAC series.
New Year at TAC
Price: Free! Words: 54,600. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A mysterious beauty with a mysterious past. Two guys competing for the same girl, another girl unable to choose, plus a beach party which is bound to end in disaster. Book 7 in the Mob from TAC series.
Heroes at TAC
Price: Free! Words: 65,560. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Deceitful admirers, abusive fathers, nasty sisters... Delivering bad news and trying to get a teacher fired. Book 4 in the Mob from TAC series
Trouble at TAC
Price: Free! Words: 62,980. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Devious teachers, devious bullies, students with deep dark secrets. What can a guy do when he's forced to go to work for his lazy mother? Book 3 in the Mob from TAC series
The Mystery of the Moving Statue
Price: Free! Words: 35,660. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The RCI are on a mission to infiltrate a gang of modern day pirates, led by the imfamous Kid and Fingers McGraw, who terrorise the oceans. They must also investigate an even more bizarre case; that of the statue of buccaneer Bjorn Van Heath, which gets off its pedestal some nights and walks around the square. Book 7 in a series of detective novelettes. Maybe more suited to more mature readers
The Gruesome Murders at Manhattan High
Price: Free! Words: 22,150. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The Rex Cassidy Investigators are called on to go undercover into a New York high school as student teachers to uncover who is behind the serial killing of some of the school’s teachers. Book 5 in the series of the Rex Cassidy Investigators detective novelettes. Perhaps more suitable for mature readers.
The Secret of the Phantom Clown
Price: Free! Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A group of detectives, lead by the dynamic Rex Cassidy go undercover into a circus to solve the mystery of who is killing off its performers. The killer is supposedly the ghost of a dead clown.
Time Warped
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,010. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Vince Drexler has built a time machine. But little does he know that messing with the forces of nature is going to have serious consequences to the entire world. It is also going to indirectly affect the lives of two other people...
Mismatched at TAC
Price: Free! Words: 73,160. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
New Principal, new problems. New kingpin, new couples, new conflict. A challenge to woo the school's head girl. Book two in the Mob from TAC series,
The Mob from TAC
Price: Free! Words: 77,770. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Book 1 in a series of lighthearted high school novels. Drama and laughs in this high school novel aimed at teenagers. Full of bizarre and wonderful characters... as well as your every day Joes.
Dead-End High
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,800. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Adam returns to school after being seriously ill, to find a wacky new principal running the school, who has made bizarre rule changes including cancellation of maths classes and inclusion of computer games classes. Students begin to disappear including Adam’s best friends. Adam begins to realise there is more than simple child abductions going on here. The truth is far more sinister and horrifying

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