Thursday, 6 April 2017

Writing - Evidence of value

I was recently recommended books by Peter May, no not the cricketer but the Scottish author.

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Peter May

Peter May (born 20 December 1951) is a Scottish television screenwriter, novelist, and crime writer. He is the recipient of writing awards in Europe and America.

I have read two of his books, The Blackhouse and Coffin Road, which I would recommend if you like crime thrillers. The reason I mention them is because he has provided me with modern day evidence of including current matters in his stories.

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In the above story, no spoiler alert needed, the controversial topic of the life of bees arises. In slightly more detail the insecticides of the group neonic pesticides and the things they do to our little furry buddies. Its current, real and often referred to by groups such as 38 Degrees.

I am not advising that you must include such items but they can provide enrichment and, if you are really brave, a whole story round a given subject. 

In the Steele novels I have tackled child abduction, 9/11 and Flight MH370 - it is very much a case of the matter that triggers the imagination.


In this the 5th Steele novel Patrick tackles the person who has been surreptitiously dogging his footsteps over a number of his adventures. This is not without risk and the focus of his love, Naomi Kobayashi, disappears which seriously affects his ability to function as well as he can. We also find out more about the man himself.
The adventure takes him to Eire, France, the USA before he returns to resolve the issue in the UK.
Will Patrick finally rid himself of a deadly enemy?
Can our hero rescue his love or is it already too late?
Another Patrick Steele adventure filled with tension and action as well as the support provided by the team he has developed over the years. 

God Bless