‘Where World’s Meet’ Free on Amazon on 17 and 18 May: Below, Some Comedy for Testing Times: A Ludicrous Conversation Between Man Vampire Kenrick and His Siren Housekeeper

Free on 17 and 18 May on Amazon.com And Amazon.co.uk here Kenrick fingered his teeth. “As for your complaints about the slaves, these later efforts should make more satisfactory domestics, also adding to the numbers of my private guard. Besides, you also are yourself remiss. You promised me that late hypocrite’s notes. I have yet … Continue reading ‘Where World’s Meet’ Free on Amazon on 17 and 18 May: Below, Some Comedy for Testing Times: A Ludicrous Conversation Between Man Vampire Kenrick and His Siren Housekeeper

The Sequel to ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’ and ‘Ravensdale’ due out soon

    Now is the time to wish all readers of this blog,  and all my wonderful writer friends, Season’s Greetings. On that, I wish I had that plug in with snow drifting across the screen that everyone else seems to display at this time of year, but I believe you need to have the … Continue reading The Sequel to ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’ and ‘Ravensdale’ due out soon

A Message of Hope from Kenrick to his many admirers

I have received a couple of requests for another communication from this tedious place in the beyond to which I was summarily ejected, along with my man Arthur Williams by that Scoundrel Emile Dubois. That scoundrel, a murderous ruffian who once lived organising the criminal activities of a group of cut throats in the gutters … Continue reading A Message of Hope from Kenrick to his many admirers

The (Must Have) Devoted Follower in the Classic Robber Novel

The dashing hero – or anti hero – of classical robber novels has to have a Devoted Follower.  It’s a must have accessory. For instant Rinaldo Rinaldini has the ruffianly Ludovico. Pushkin’s Dubrovsky, by contrast, is spoilt for choice – all his band, who consist of his former serfs, are devoted. Perhaps the former blacksmith … Continue reading The (Must Have) Devoted Follower in the Classic Robber Novel

Agnes, Ma Slap’em, Mrs Kit and others: no need for them to be genteel young ladies

If the sweet innocent Sophie is to some extent Émile’s dupe, then many of the other female characters in my story border on the overbearing if not the alarming . This might seem surprising, given that the story is set at a time when females were seen as intrinsically inferior and relegated largely to the … Continue reading Agnes, Ma Slap’em, Mrs Kit and others: no need for them to be genteel young ladies