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Two more Bradecote & Catchpoll novels for 2021

11 August 2020. The eighth and ninth Bradecote & Catchpoll novels will be published by Allison & Busby in 2021 in both paperback and ebook formats.

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Vale of Tears Audiobook is out on 1 August 2020

The audiobook of Vale of Tears, as ever brought to life by the superb Matt Addis, is available from Isis Audiobooks as both CD and CD/MP3  from Isis Audiobooks and dowloadable from Audible. See the Audiobooks page for links.

The next Bradecote & Catchpoll novel

21st May 2020   I am pleased to announce that Allison & Busby will be publishing River of Sins, the seventh novel in the Bradecote & Catchpoll series, in paperback and ebook format in November 2020.  

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Hostage to Fortune

The audiobook of Hostage to Fortune, as always read by the amazingly talented Matt Addis, is abeing brought out by Isis Audiobooks as both CD and CD/MP3 here and will available for download on Audible.

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Faithful unto Death

12th May 2019 - Allison & Busby will be publishing Faithful unto Death, the sixth Bradecote and Catchpoll novel, as an ebook on 24th October 2019, and in paperback on 21st May 2020.

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Vale of Tears

23rd April 2019 - Allison & Busby are publishing the fifth Bradecote and Catchpoll novel in ebook format on 19th September 2019, and in paperback on 23rd April 2020. 

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Hostage to Fortune

18th March 2019 - Allison & Busby will be publishing Hostage to Fortune, the fourth Bradecote and Catchpoll novel on 22nd August 2019 in ebook format, and on 12th March 2020 in paperback.

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Marked to Die

Isis Audiobooks are releasing the audiobook of Marked to Die on 1 March 2019. Matt Addis, the definitive voice for Bradecote and Catchpoll, is again narrating, and is recording in January.

Marked to Die paperback out 15 February 2018

Allison & Busby are bringing out the paperback of Marked to Die on 15 February 2018. Available on-line and in bookshops.

Marked to Die cover released

Marked to Die, the third Bradecote & Catchpoll novel, comes out in hardback from Allison & Busby on 24th August, but here is the cover to whet your appetite. Yet again it is a cover I really like, and I hope you enjoy the pages that lie within as much.

Marked to Die - the third Bradecote & Catchpoll novel

05 March 2017

I am delighted to announce that Allison & Busby are publishing Marked to Die, the third in the Bradecote and Catchpoll series, in hardback this autumn, (date to be released). The sheriff's trio are sent a little north to hunt the mysterious archer who is killing the packmen and carters on the Salt Way, and discover who is behind the thefts of valuable salt. Bradecote is also dealing with his increasing attraction to the widow of one of the victims. 

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Audio book out soon

7 Jan 2017
Out on 1st February, the audiobook of Ordeal by Fire, from Isis audio books, and also available for download from Audible. Read by the Audible award nominated Matt Addis, Bradecote and Catchpoll come to life and can accompany you on the daily commute, the school run or even doing the ironing. Of course you may just choose to sit, relax, and listen. 

Servant of Death e-book published

18 Dec 2016
Servant of Death, (previously published as The Lord Bishop’s Clerk) is out as en ebook from Allison & Busby on 22nd December, and the paperback will follow on 23rd March 2017. It is nice to see the books as a proper series, though the novels can stand alone.  

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Sarah and Matt in Worcester

Sarah and Matt meet to discuss audiobook

2 Nov 2016
Following the publication of Ordeal by Fire in hardback on 22nd September I am delighted to announce that the unabridged audiobook will be out on 1st February from ISIS audiobooks, (available in CD/CDMP3 format and as a download from Audible) read by the very talented (and Audible award short listed) Matt Addis. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Matt in Worcester a few days ago 'to tread Catchpoll’s streets’, though alas the street plan is pretty much all bar the cathedral that links modern Worcester to its 12thC incarnation.

As an author, I consider a good unabridged audiobook even more pleasing than the thought of having one’s book transferred to the visual media, since this is the one chance to have the words one has crafted rendered into another medium without them having to be adulterated. It is not simply about them being read by a good voice, nor indeed by a good actor (since some outstanding actors are not exciting audiobook narrators), but a multi-layered skill involving both a wide vocal range and acting talent, pacing, clarity, and engagement both with the listener and the material itself. I am looking forward to February with eager anticipation and confidence.

Ordeal by Fire - only 8 weeks to go

30 July 2016

Allison & Busby are bringing out Ordeal by Fire on 22nd September, so everything is in place. The final cover has a few adjustments from the draft, and is even better. However, ‘do not judge a book by its cover’ is in this case an encouragement to read the tale, as Bradecote and Catchpoll investigate a string of fires in Worcester.