The Frisby Waterless Murders

INSPECTOR KNOWLES IS BACK The third book in the Inspector Knowles series sees Knowles and Sergeant Barnes investigating why the wrong person died on a murder/mystery excursion on a steam train. It seems more than one person wanted the victim dead and the question is: who murdered Major Harkness in full view of 24 peopleContinue reading “The Frisby Waterless Murders”

The Frisby Waterless Murders

Coming soon to a website near you – the third Inspector Knowles book entitled The Frisby Waterless Murders. The third book in the Inspector Knowles series sees Knowles and Sergeant Barnes investigating why the wrong person died on a murder/mystery excursion on a steam train. It seems more than one person wanted the victim dead and the questionContinue reading “The Frisby Waterless Murders”

The biggest prize ever for one game?

Well, for the game between Middlesbrough and Brighton on Saturday, May 7th the answer is 170 million British pounds or approximately 250 million US Dollars. A lot of money! The Championship play-off game at the end of the month at Wembley will be worth the same amount. For the reasons why, read this article

The eeriness of the English countryside

Writers and artists have long been fascinated by the idea of an English eerie – ‘the skull beneath the skin of the countryside’. But for a new generation this has nothing to do with hokey supernaturalism – it’s a cultural and political response to contemporary crises and fears

UK – Smiling Scots, worried Welsh and lazy Londoners: survey maps regional personality types

New research by Cambridge scientists analyses the way different personalities cluster across Great Britain

British Traditions – Dyke Leaping

This is an extract from my book 40 Humourous British Traditions The only fatality was in 1671 when Henry de Belancourt starved to death at the King’s Lynn sea-dyke leaping. He was determined to win and so decided to vault across using a small willow tree. In the final round a successful leap would haveContinue reading “British Traditions – Dyke Leaping”