Saturday, 9 April 2016

Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death - Out Now!

So, much (much) later than I planned, but I can finally share the good news:

Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death is out NOW in paperback and as an e-book!

It's available on, and Createspace (The Amazon links will take you right to where you need to be).

The AMAZING cover was created by my Partner-in-Comic-Writing-Crime Oliver Harud (watch this space for news on that...):

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but... If you enjoy Hemlock, PLEASE tell your friends and family (heck, get them their own copy!). AND, if you're really inspired to, please do leave a review of the book on Amazon!

Thank you all so so much for reading, enjoying, sharing and sticking with me on this little journey... hopefully this is just the beginning of Hemlock's adventures!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Hemlock Jones - The Next Step...

So, this weekend there isn't a chapter I'm afraid. For those of you who have been reading every week (thank you!), we're at a preeeetty big cliffhanger. For those who aren't AT the cliffhanger, there is no better time to catch up!

Regardless of where you're at in the story, I'm sorry but you'll have to wait a little bit longer to find out what happens next...

BUT, it's my sincere hope that very soon I'll have exciting news about Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death and how you can read it all, in its entirety!

At least, that's the plan.

So, please watch this space and please continue to tell your friends about this book - encourage them to come and read the chapters that are up online. Because, by doing that, it makes it increasingly likely that I'll be able to write a second Hemlock novel. And maybe a third. Which is my dream.

Watch this space!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 13

I don't want to give any spoilers, but I really like this chapter... It's also quite a long one, so people can settle down on the sofa or in a comfy chair (or on a train, or anywhere else really) and enjoy Hemlock and Eddie's rendezvous with... Well, you'll see!

Chapter 13 - Unexpected Rendezvous

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 12

As promised, my version of birthday cake for everyone!

Chapter 12 - El Espíritu de la Muerte

As I mentioned before, it would be the best present possible if you could please tell your friends about Hemlock and tell them to come and read it too. Thank you!

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 11

Today is my birthday, so it's rather convenient that this week's chapter (possibly the first of two) is all about presents! Well, packages anyway.

This chapter has one of my favourite lines from the book in it, but I won't spoil it for anyone.

In lieu of provision of birthday cake, I will post Chapter 12 as well. If you were able to give me a birthday present, I would dearly love for you to share Hemlock with your friends... The more people who read it, the more who can enjoy it. And that's really the point!

Stay tuned for the next Chapter soon...

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 10

This one is a bit of an interlude in the main story really, but it's also kind of an important chapter I think...I won't say anything else and I'll let you read it instead:

Chapter 10 - A visit from Uncle Jack T Merryweather, physician at large

Hope you enjoy! And, as I always say, if you do like it then please share the blog, the facebook post, whatever. Tell your friends, remind your family - It's entirely through the people that read this that I can find ways for more people to read about Hemlock.

Thanks and come back next week for the next instalment(s)...

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 9

I'm not going to dwell on the significance of today. It's nowhere near as important as the 28th February, which is my birthday.

And, there's not a great deal of overt romance in Hemlock Jones and The Angel of Death, but there might be a little dash of it here and there. Maybe.

So, whether you celebrate today or not, whether you have a loved one, or ones, or don't, or don't care about it one jot, here's a chapter about Hemlock and Eddie, and his slight infatuation with the not entirely lovely Mrs Lively.

I hope you enjoy it and, if you do, please tell your friends to come and have a read as well! The more the merrier! Share the love!

Chapter 9 - Bees and wasps

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapters 7 AND 8!

It's a double chapter day today, so I hope you enjoy these two chapters of Hemlock Jones and the Angel of Death:

Chapter 7 - Smoke and mirrors

And then a longer chapter... Chapter 8 - An inspector calls

Hope you enjoy and PLEASE keep on sharing and telling your friends to have a read too!

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 6

Happy End-of-January!

I'd say it has been a pretty miserable January all told, with a number of icons passing away, rubbish weather and a general sense of 'not a great start to the year'.

Well, Chapter 6 might not change that, but it's a good chapter, mysterious and hopefully diverting!

It's not that long, so I'll probably upload Chapter 7 sometime during the week as well

Again, if you're enjoying Hemlock's adventures, please please tell people, share the page, share the facebook posts and generally get our demystifier's name out there!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 5

I think this is quite a long one... hopefully in a good way.

If this chapter gets as many views as the last, maybe I'll upload an extra chapter midweek - so please do share and spread the word about Hemlock!

Chapter 5 - Cogs and clocks

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 4

In some parts of the UK it's a snowy Sunday. In other parts (like mine), it's just a cold, grey Sunday.

Regardless of the weather, grab a cup of cocoa, find a comfy spot and read about Hemlock and Edward's rather exciting experience on the streets of London in Hemlock Jones and the Angel of Death - Chapter 4: Nuts and bolts

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 3

Here it is, the next chapter of Hemlock Jones & The Angel of Death. I like this chapter: It's quite funny and I think it shows us a little more of our 'demystifier' and her relationship with Eddie Edward.

Hope you enjoy!

Chapter Three - The Fern

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Hemlock Jones - Chapter 2

It's Sunday night, it's cold and rainy outside and, for most people, it's the mother of Sunday Night Blues.

So, what better way to pass a few minutes on this miserable evening than with the next Chapter of Hemlock Jones?