Delighted to announce that Book 4 in the Detective Rigby Series is now available in ebook and print format.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Opened in 2021 the island sits on the site of Pier 54 which until 1935 was used by the British Cunard-White Star Line for trans-Atlantic ocean voyages. Among the many passengers who arrived at Pier 54 were the survivors of the Titanic.
Like many of the New York piers, it fell into disuse for years and was then reclaimed for various social purposes. But in 2012 the pier was seriously damaged by Hurricane Sandy and it was decided to create a new kind of public space.
It is certainly eye-catching.
Two bridges provide access to the island, one to the north and one to the south, but given the island is only just over 2 acres, they aren't very far apart.
|The North Bridge|
|The South Bridge|
Walkways and stairs wind their way around well-tended lawns and flowerbeds, making the multi-level island accessible to all.
Sunday, March 27, 2022
I am delighted to announce that book 4 of the Detective Rigby series will be released on May 10th, 2022.
A missing pregnant woman. A distraught father-to-be. A desperate plea for help.
Days away from becoming a father, Detective Paul Rigby is already on edge about the birth. The last thing he needs is to be involved in an investigation into a missing pregnant woman. But with the woman being a friend of his girlfriend and a personal plea for help from the woman's husband, it's not a case he can turn down - despite the warning from his boss.
However, as the initial investigation raises more questions than answers and the case takes an unexpected twist, the lines between personal and professional start to blur and Rigby's determination to bring the case to a close becomes almost an obsession. An obsession that could cost him dearly.
Many thanks to Jonny Gillard for another fabulous cover design.
If you haven't had a chance to check out the Detective Rigby series, now is your opportunity to pick up the ebook version of Silent Lies, the book which introduces Detective Rigby, for only $0.99 (US) or £0.99 (UK). The sale lasts until midnight, Saturday 2nd April.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Holiday sculptures made out of lights adorn the sidewalks between 47th and 60th Street.
Saks of Fifth Avenue usually puts on the biggest show of all the stores and this year was no exception.
At regular intervals, the whole of the edifice lights up in a magnificent musical display lasting several minutes.
The attraction draws substantial crowds who wait patiently on the opposite side of the road for the show to begin, while others take in the sights of the Rockefeller Christmas tree and the parade of angels lining the route to the plaza.
|Dreaming of a sweet holiday at home|
|Dreaming of a holiday on the beach|
|Dreaming of a holiday playland|
Further down the road Dolce & Gabbana have opted for a window designed to make you feel hungry:
Monday, June 21, 2021
Detective Rigby is back!
I am delighted to announce the release of the third book in the Detective Rigby series - Under Suspicion - available in ebook and print and also available on Kindle Unlimited.
Available in ebook and print from Amazon. The links below will take you to the appropriate Amazon page depending on your locality.
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Monday, July 1, 2019
The Marvin Braude Bicycle Trail runs for twenty-two miles, starting two miles south of the Redondo Beach Pier and ending over two miles north of the Santa Monica Pier. As the house we were staying in was close to the Redondo pier, we made that our starting point.