Well you’ve made it this far, we might as well get acquainted.  You already know I write crime novels, though I suppose you could’ve stumbled on here by accident, in which case, why don’t you stay a while?  You’re very welcome. I suppose it’s on this page I tell you I’m widowed with two sons and a dog with a God complex but more about them later…

I write two crime series – A police procedural following DS Kevin Coupland who’s trying hard to hold onto his stripes while keeping the good people of Salford safe in their beds, and a gritty, hard boiled series set in Edinburgh’s criminal underworld.

Here are the books in DS Coupland series:

One Bad TurnNo sooner has DS Kevin Coupland stepped off a plane from a family holiday than he gets a call that a woman’s body has been found on a path beside a recreation park in a smart suburb in Salford. Account Manager Sharon Mathers suffered a brutal blow to the head following a night out with friends from work. Teamed with DC Ashcroft who has transferred from the Met under a cloud, Coupland struggles to find a motive for the killing when two days later another body is found, this time at the bottom of a footbridge at Salford Station. Could the same person be responsible? When a third body is found Coupland discovers the killings are linked to a murder in ’92 when he was a probationer – could he be linked in some way to the killer?

A Place of Safety – A drive by shooting leaves a witness in fear for her life. At first the case looks like a local turf war gone wrong, but someone in power is doing everything they can to cover the killer’s tracks. What deadly secret are they trying to hide?

Fragile CordThis was my debut novel, introducing Salford detectives Kevin Coupland and Alex Moreton as they investigate the murder-suicide of a young woman and her son.  Please browse some of the reviews I’ve had for this, others can be found on Amazon by clicking on the book icon above.
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Fragile Cord (DS Coupland #1)

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15 responses to “About

  1. Pat Hunter

    Are there to be anymore Coupland books


  2. Vicki Fleming

    Omg I just finished One Bad Turn!!! I read a lot and this is absolutely the best book I have read this year!! And I average a couple dozen books a month!! I don’t have the words to say how good it is! I thought the first two were good, gave them both five stars! But this one should get a hundred stars! I picked it up this morning and just finished it in time to start dinner!!! You have the greatest creative imagination. I hope number four is coming out soon, like tomorrow? Lol I love your writing!! You were now my favorite author!! And I’ll tell everyone to read your books!!!!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!!!!!!! Vicki


    • Wow! Well Vicki, you have totally made my day and if you know what has been going on in my personal life recently then you will understand what a tonic your praise has been, thank you so much! I am currently working on book 4 of the Coupland series which I am hoping will be out in the Spring. Bless you for making contact and shining a light in what has been a very dark tunnel.


  3. Evelyn Hamby

    Just read A Fragile Cord a wonderful but disturbing book.Cant wait to start the next one.Thank you for being a great author.Reading is my greatest pleasure in life besides my grandkids.


  4. Joan

    So pleased to have found your books. I’m reading the third one now and hoping for a fourth. I’m in Pennsylvania, USA. Really enjoy British police procedural. I will recommend all your books. I lost my husband of 58 years last Nov. and books like yours take me away from reality for a time. Thank you…


  5. Deby

    Have made error in not finding this author before. Can’t wait until tomorrow as hoping to get the next one. It’s 2,45 & had to finish it ….maybe I can get some sleep now.
    Beautiful writing it’s so nice to be transported merged in a great book.


  6. Richard Yates

    Just took my first step in the journey by receiving Fragile Cord in the post today. Can’t wait to immerse myself in the trilogy !


  7. Judy Markall

    Just getting started on Fragile Cord – looks fantastic x


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