The Third Inspector Abbs Mystery – Three more days at the Pre-order price

The new Inspector Abbs mystery will be published on Kindle and in paperback on 11th March – it’s available to pre-order now on Kindle at a special pre-publication price – valid until this Wednesday evening

Speak for the Dead follows Abbs’ investigations in A Seaside Mourning and A Christmas Malice – the first two novels were originally published under my name, but were in fact written by my wife Anne. I’ve now persuaded her to come out into the open and publish all of the titles under her own name.

Inspector Abbs is now working as a detective at Scotland Yard – this is his first murder investigation in London…

Secrets and murder in the fog of Victorian London.
When a grieving architect is stabbed by an intruder, the case seems simple enough. Only Inspector Josiah Abbs begs to differ. A stranger at Scotland Yard, Abbs must untangle a web of secrets and deceit, to find a murderer and make his mark.
In 1874, the Metropolis is changing, as streets are torn down and new buildings put up by the month. Meanwhile, in public halls and darkened parlours, the spiritualist movement is at its height… Finding his way about the fog-shrouded city, Abbs will risk everything to get justice for the dead.

Here are the first two Inspector Abbs books…

The New Inspector Abbs Mystery – Last Four Days at the Pre-order price.

The new Inspector Abbs mystery will be published on Kindle and in paperback on 11th March – it’s available to pre-order now on Kindle at a special pre-publication price – valid until this Wednesday evening

Speak for the Dead follows Abbs’ investigations in A Seaside Mourning and A Christmas Malice – the first two novels were originally published under my name, but were in fact written by my wife Anne. I’ve now persuaded her to come out into the open and publish all of the titles under her own name.

Inspector Abbs is now working as a detective at Scotland Yard – this is his first murder investigation in London…

Secrets and murder in the fog of Victorian London.
When a grieving architect is stabbed by an intruder, the case seems simple enough. Only Inspector Josiah Abbs begs to differ. A stranger at Scotland Yard, Abbs must untangle a web of secrets and deceit, to find a murderer and make his mark.
In 1874, the Metropolis is changing, as streets are torn down and new buildings put up by the month. Meanwhile, in public halls and darkened parlours, the spiritualist movement is at its height… Finding his way about the fog-shrouded city, Abbs will risk everything to get justice for the dead.

Here are the first two Inspector Abbs books…

All Four Robin Hood Books – One week sale for under £4/$4 on Kindle

You can get all four books in my Chronicles of Robin Hood series for under four pounds/dollars for this week only on Kindle – and if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle App free for your smartphone.

The books are also available in paperback.

My series takes the Robin Hood legend back to its medieval roots and is based on the latest research on the medieval outlaw. Each book includes an historical note linking the fiction to the reality.

This is a one week offer only, expiring next Thursday night.

So do click on the link below to buy all of them or any titles missing from your collection.

Looking for a Wintry Mystery?

If you enjoy a wintry mystery, you might enjoy our novella The Holly House Mystery.  Available in paperback and on Kindle. 

It’s an affectionate homage to Golden Age detective fiction and the enclosed world of country house murder.

Christmas week 1931. The body of a young house-maid lies near the ruins of an ancient priory. How did she die… with only one set of footprints in the snow? Inspector Chance investigates murder in a snow-bound, Sussex village. As New Year approaches, can he work out whodunit before the house-party ends

Looking for a Christmas Mystery?

Looking for a Christmas mystery? A Christmas Malice is available in paperback and on Kindle. Here’s the link…

December 1873. Inspector Abbs is spending Christmas with his sister in a lonely village on the edge of the Norfolk Fens. He is hoping for a quiet week while he thinks over a decision about his future. However all is not well in Aylmer. Someone has been playing malicious tricks on the inhabitants. With time on his hands and concerned for his sister, Abbs feels compelled to investigate… 

A NEW Inspector Abbs novel will be published in the New Year…

Looking for a Christmas Mystery?

Looking for a Christmas mystery? A Christmas Malice is available in paperback and on Kindle. Here’s the link…

December 1873. Inspector Abbs is spending Christmas with his sister in a lonely village on the edge of the Norfolk Fens. He is hoping for a quiet week while he thinks over a decision about his future. However all is not well in Aylmer. Someone has been playing malicious tricks on the inhabitants. With time on his hands and concerned for his sister, Abbs feels compelled to investigate… 

A NEW Inspector Abbs novel will be published in the New Year…

Walking Class Heroes – Pioneers of the Right to Roam by Roly Smith — Walking the Old Ways

Just twenty years ago, after decades of protest, the then government passed the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CroW) which gave us the freedom to roam over more of our mountains and hills, heath and downlands. A step in the right direction for the benefit of all country walkers. But how did it all […]

Walking Class Heroes – Pioneers of the Right to Roam by Roly Smith — Walking the Old Ways