A fresh voice and a new twist to the traditional murder mystery

If you like entertaining stories with complex twisting plots, vivid characters and a dash of wit and humour, the Kent Fisher mysteries may be just what you’re looking for.

A few of the comments readers made about the first Kent Fisher mystery …

No Accident

Thoroughly enjoyed this first novel with all its unexpected twists and turns. Excellent characters portrayed, making you feel like you know them. 19-08-2016

If you enjoy the twists and turns of a story that would do justice to Agatha Christie and a love of amusing one liners then this book is for you. 16-02-2017

It was so good that I found myself standing at the bus stop after getting off the bus so that I could finish the end of a chapter before going home. 30-08-2017

And I am so pleased that I decided to try it, as I was totally absorbed right through to the final page. Well written, with vivid descriptions of the setting, the author’s characters were sharply drawn with an enjoyable ironic wit. 01-01-2018

and the second Kent Fisher Mystery …

No BodiesThe story progressed well and didn’t drag at all, with the conclusion of the story absolutely brilliantly written. 19-10-2017

Kent Fisher is a wonderful creation and unique in crime literature. 23-10-2017

Good plot, well-constructed. Witty and sharp. Looking forward to the next one! 20-11-2017

A darn good read that’ll satisfy anyone who loves mysteries that don’t simply trot out the usual amateur sleuth rituals. 14-12-2017

A bevy of suspects and other disparate characters pepper the plot with a delicious variety of reddish herrings, building to a climax that surprised me, but which also made perfect sense. 14-12-2017


Readers and bloggers have likened the Kent Fisher mysteries to the writing of Agatha Christie and Peter James.


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It’s no secret that I’m inspired by the traditional murder mystery, epitomised by the likes of Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and Sue Grafton’s, Kinsey Millhone.

While determined to remain faithful to the traditional murder mysteries I love, I wanted to give readers something different and new – a lead character who’s as passionate about protecting the environment and wildlife as he is about solving murders.

Please take a few moments to check out the book pages and reviews to see what other readers think. You’ll also find Preview links to read extracts from the stories.


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