The Final Straw










Colin Bailey is an emotionally damaged young man with scores to settle. The police seem unaware he has started to exact his revenge but Detective Phil Hounsell has his suspicions. A tragic event in Colin’s life is the final straw that heralds a bloodbath and Phil pursues his man relentlessly against the backdrop of a town in the grip of two rival gangs. Will he get his man or become a victim?


An only child, unloved and unwanted by his parents, Colin Bailey is a bitter, emotionally damaged young man, hell bent on exacting a bloody revenge on anyone who has stopped him becoming the person he believes he was destined to be.
What sets Colin apart is his intellect and meticulous planning. Detective Phil Hounsell pursues his man relentlessly while trying to avoid the small town in which he works sliding further and further into the grip of two rival gangs.
A devastating event in Colin’s life provides the final straw that heralds a bloodbath.
Can Phil prevent it happening or will he too be a victim?


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A Sting in the Tale



A collection of twelve short stories with an unexpected twist at the end. There are love stories, ghost stories and tales of revenge, all sprinkled with a touch of humour. In fact there’s something for everyone, young or old. There are characters and situations you will readily recognise, but will you identify ‘the sting in the tale’ before you turn the final page?

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