The very best Thriller and Crime fiction writers in England and Wales

Greatest Political Thriller, Crime and Thriller writers in England and Wales available in paperback, large print, ebook and audiobook.

There are many superb fiction thriller writers from England and Wales – they are very talented and have great plots and styles.

Here I mention but a few of these upcoming authors to entice you.

Great suspense novels and writers include:

Raising Skinny Elephants by Dave Lewis

Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham

iCommand by Dave Lewis

The Sleepwalker by Joseph Knox

No Way Out by Cara Hunter

The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson

Evans Above by Rhys Bowen

Hear Me Talking to You by David Craig 

Simeon’s Bride by Alison G. Taylor

Talking to the Dead by Harry Bingham

Don’t Cry For Me Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce

The Saundersfoot Suicides by Andrew Peters

Text me from your Graveby Pamela Cartlidge

Peeper by S.J. Smith

The Prince of Wales by John Williams

See Glass by Ido Graf

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being In Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce

Raw Material by J.J. Marsh

Five Pubs, Two Bars and a Nightclub by John Williams

The Murder Wall by Mari Hannah

The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons

Long Way Home by Eva Dolan

Darkness, Darkness by John Harvey

Dead People by Ewart Hutton

Last Tango in Aberystwyth by Malcolm Pryce

Need You Dead by Peter James

Good People by Ewart Hutton

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

The Betrayals by Fiona Neill

My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

Aberystwyth Mon Amour by Malcolm Pryce

Complicit by Gillian Hamer

Crimson Shore by Gillian Hamer

False Lights by Gillian Hamer

The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham

The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Killing Pool by Kevin Sampson

Down to the Woods by M J Arlidge

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

The Charter by Gillian Hamer

From Aberystwyth with Love by Malcolm Pryce

Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer

The Barry Island Murders by Andrew Peters

The Day Aberystwyth Stood Still by Malcolm Pryce

Wild People by Ewart Hutton       

Cardiff Dead by John Williams

The Chinese Sailor by Allan Jones

Behold A Pale Horse by Sally Spedding

Sympathy for the Devil by Howard Marks

The Mistake I Made by Paula Daly

These great crime thrillers and many other mystery and suspense writers are available in bookstore n towns and cities such as:

The Kill List Novel by Frederick Forsyth
The Kill List by Frederick Forsyth

Axminster, Aylesbury, Aylsham Alsager, Alston, Alton, Altrincham, Amble, Ambleside, Amersham, Amesbury, Ampthill, Andover, Inverness, Stirling, Bangor, Cardiff, Newport, St David’s, Swansea, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Appledore, Beccles, Beckenham, Bedale, Bedford, Bedlington, Bedworth, Beer, Beeston, Belper, Berkeley, Berkhamsted, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Beverley, Bewdley, Bexhill-on-Sea, Bicester, Biddulph, Bideford, Biggleswade, Billericay, Billingham, Bilston, Bingham, Bingley, Birchwood, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bishop Auckland, Apsley, Arlesey, Arnold, Arundel, Ascot, Ashbourne, Ashburton, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Ashford (Kent), Bacup, Blaydon, Bletchley, Bloxwich, Blyth, Bodmin, Bognor Regis, Bollington, Bolsover, Bolton, Bootle, Bordon, Borehamwood, Boroughbridge, Boston, Bourne, Bournemouth, Bovey Tracey, Bowness-on-Windermere, Brackley, Backworth, Baildon, Bakewell, Baldock, Banbury, Banstead, Barking, Barnard Castle, Barnehurst, Barnoldswick, Barnsley, Barnstaple, Abingdon, Abridge, Accrington, Acle, Addlestone, Adlington, Adwick le Street, Alcester, Alcombe, Aldeburgh, Aldershot, Aldridge, Alford, Alfreton, Alnwick, Ashford (Surrey), Ashington, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Ashton-under-Lyne, Askern, Aspatria, Atherstone, Atherton, Attleborough, Audenshaw, Axbridge, Cheshunt, Chessington, Chester, Chesterfield, Chester-le-Street, Chichester, Chigwell, Chingford, Chippenham, Chipping Campden, Barrow-in-Furness, Barton-upon-Humber, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bath, Batley, Battle, Bawtry, Beaconsfield, Beaminster, Bebington, Bishop’s Castle, Bishop’s Stortford, Bishop’s Waltham, Blackburn, Blackheath, Blackpool, Blackrod, Blackwater, Blandford Forum, Bracknell, Bradford, Bradford on Avon, Brading, Bradley Stoke, Bradninch, Braintree, Brampton, Brandon, Brentwood, Bridgnorth, Bridgwater, Bridlington, Bridport, Brierfield, Brierley, Cadishead, Caister-on-Sea, Caistor, Callington, Calne, Camberley, Camborne, Cambridge, Camelford, Cannock, Canterbury, Canvey Island, Carlisle, Carnforth, Carterton, Castle Cary, Castleford, Caterham, Catterick Garrison, Chadderton, Chagford, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chard, Brierley Hill, Brigg, Brighouse, Brightlingsea, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Brixham, Broadstairs, Broadstone, Bromborough, Chulmleigh, Church Stretton, Cinderford, Cirencester, Clacton-on-Sea, Clare, Clay Cross, Clayton-le-Moors, Cleator Moor, Cleckheaton, Cleethorpes, Cleobury Mortimer, Clevedon, Cleveleys, Clifton, Clitheroe, Clun, Bromsgrove, Bromyard, Broseley, Brough, Broughton, Broughton-in-Furness, Brownhills, Broxbourne, Bruton, Buckfastleigh, Buckhurst Hill, Buckingham, Bude, Denton, Derby, Dereham, Desborough, Devizes, Dewsbury, Budleigh Salterton, Bullers Green, Bulwell, Bungay, Crediton, Crewe, Crewkerne, Cricklade, Cromer, Crook, Crosby, Dagenham, Dalton-in-Furness, Darlaston, Darley Dale, Darlington, Dartford, Dartmouth, Darwen, Daventry, Dawley, Dawlish, Deal, Denholme,  Crowborough, Crowland, Crowle, Croydon, Cullompton Buntingford, Burford, Burgess Hill, Burgh-le-Marsh, Burnham-on-Crouch, Burnham-on-Sea, Burnley, Burntwood, Burton Latimer, Burton upon Trent, Bury, Bury St Edmunds, Bushey, Buxton, Charlbury, Chatham, Chatteris, Cheadle (Greater Manchester), Cheadle (Staffordshire), Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chertsey, Chesham, Chipping Norton, Chipping Ongar, Chipping Sodbury, Chorley, Chorleywood, Christchurch, Chudleigh, Coalville, Cobham, Cockermouth, Coggeshall, Colchester, Coleford, Coleshill, Colne, Colyford, Colyton, Congleton, Conisbrough, Consett, Corbridge, Corby, Corringham, Corsham, Coseley, Cotgrave, Coulsdon, Coventry, Cowes, Cradley Heath, Cramlington, Cranbrook, Craven Arms, Crawley, Crayford, Didcot, Dinnington, Diss, Doncaster, Dorchester, Dorking, Dover, Dovercourt, Downham Market, Driffield, Eaglescliffe, Ealing, Earby, Grays, Great Dunmow, Great Torrington, Great Yarmouth, Grimsby, Guildford, Guisborough, Guiseley, Hadfield, Hadleigh, Hailsham, Halesowen, Halesworth, Halifax, Halstead, Haltwhistle, Hanwell, Harleston, Langdon Hills, Langley Mill, Launceston, Leighton Buzzard, Leigh-on-Sea, Leiston, Leominster, Letchworth, Lewes, Leyburn, Leyland, Lichfield, Harlow, Harpenden, Harrington, Harrogate,  Earl Shilton, Earley, Earlswood, Gillingham (Kent), Glastonbury, Glossop, Gloucester, Godalming, Godmanchester, Golborne, Goole, Fordwich, Formby, Fowey, Framlingham, Droitwich Spa, Dronfield, Droylsden, Dudley, Dukinfield, Dulverton, Dunstable, Dunwich, Durham, Dursley, Easington, Easington Colliery, Easingwold, East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Haslemere, Haslingden, Hastings, Hatfield, Hatherleigh, Derry, Lisburn, Newry, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Havant, Haverhill, Hawes, Haxby, Hayle, Hayes, Haywards Heath, Heanor, Heathfield, Hebburn,  Eastham, Eastleigh, Eastwood (Essex), Eastwood (Nottinghamshire), Eccles, Failsworth, Fairford, Fakenham, Falmouth, Fareham, Faringdon, Farnborough, Farnham, Farnworth, Faversham, Fawfieldhead, Fazeley, Eccleshall, Eckington, Edenbridge, Edlington, Kingston upon Thames, Kingswood, Kington, Knaresborough, Knottingley, Egham, Egremont, Elland, Ellesmere, Ellesmere Port, Ely, Emsworth, Epping, Epsom, Epworth, Esher, Eston, Eton, Evesham, Ewell, Exeter, Exmouth, Eye, Featherstone, Felixstowe, Feltham, Ilfracombe, Kearsley, Keighley, Kempston, Keswick, Kettering, Keynsham, Kidderminster, Kidsgrove, Killamarsh, Killingworth, Kimberley, Kingsbridge, King’s Lynn, Irlam, Irthlingborough, Ivybridge Fenny Stratford, Ferndown, Ferryhill, Filey, Filton, Fleet, Fleetwood, Flitwick, Folkestone, Fordbridge, Fordingbridge, Frimley, Frinton-on-Sea, Frodsham, Frome, Gainsborough, Garforth, Garstang, Gateshead, Gillingham (Dorset), Gorleston, Hempstead, Hemsworth, Henley-in-Arden, Henley-on-Thames, Hereford, Herne Bay, Hersham, Hertford, Hessle, Heswall, Hetton-le-Hole, Heversham, Hexham, Heywood, High Bentham, Higham Ferrers, Gosport, Grange-over-Sands, Grantham, Gravesend, Harrow, Hartland, Hartlepool, Harwich, Hebden Bridge, Hebden Royd, Heckmondwike, Hedge End, Hednesford, Hedon, Helmsley, Kirkby, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Kirkby Lonsdale, Kirkby Stephen, Kirkbymoorside, Kirkham, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Helston, Hemel Hempstead, Highbridge, Highcliffe, Highworth, High Wycombe, Hinckley, Hindley, Hingham, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Ilkeston, Ilkley, Ilminster, Immingham, Ingatestone, Ipswich, Holbeach, Holmfirth, Holsworthy, Holt, Honiton, Horley, Horncastle, Hornchurch, Hornsea, Horsforth, Horsham, Horwich, Houghton-le-Spring, Houghton Regis, Hounslow, Howden, Hoylake, Hoyland, Hucknall, Huddersfield, Hugh Town, Hungerford, Hunsdon, Hunstanton, Huntingdon, Huyton, Hyde, Hythe, Kendal, Kenilworth, Kesgrave, Jarrow, Ibstock, Leamington Spa, Leatherhead, Lechlade, Ledbury, Leeds, Leek, Lee-on-the-Solent, Leicester, Leigh, Kingston-upon-Hull, Knowle, Knutsford, Lancaster, Matlock, Melbourne, Melksham, Meltham, Melton Mowbray, Mere, Mexborough, Middleham, Middlesbrough, Middleton, Middlewich, Midhurst, Midsomer Norton, Mildenhall, Millom, Milnrow, Milnthorpe, Milton Keynes, Langport, Laindon, Lincoln, Linslade, Mansfield Woodhouse, Marazion, March, Margate, Market Bosworth, Market Deeping, Weymouth, Whaley Bridge, Whickham, Whitby, Whitchurch (Hampshire), Whitchurch (Shropshire), Whitebushes, Whitecliff, Whitefield, Whitehaven, Whitley Bay, Whitnash, Whitstable, Whittlesey, Whyteleafe, Wickford, Wickham, Wickwar, Widnes, Wigan, Wigston Magna, Wigton, Willenhall, Willington, Wilmslow, Market Drayton, Market Harborough, Liskeard, Littleborough, Mablethorpe, Macclesfield, Madeley, Maghull, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Maldon, Malmesbury, Maltby, Malton, Malvern, Oswaldtwistle, Oswestry, Otley, Ottery St Mary, Oundle, Manchester, Manningtree, Littlehampton, Liverpool, Loddon, Ponteland, Poole, Porthleven, Portishead, Portland, Portsmouth, Potters Bar, Potton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Loftus, London, Long Eaton, Long Sutton, Longbenton, Longridge, Longtown, Looe, Lostwithiel, Loughborough, Loughton, Louth, Newport Pagnell, Newquay, Newton Abbot, Newton Aycliffe, Newton-le-Willows, Normanton, Northallerton, Lowestoft, Ludgershall, Ludlow, Luton, Lutterworth, Lydd, Penrith, Wakefield, Wells, Westminster, Winchester, Wolverhampton, Worcester, York, Armagh, Belfast, Penryn, Penwortham, Penzance, Pershore, Peterborough, Peterlee, Petersfield, Petworth, Pickering, Pitsea, Plymouth, Lydney, Paignton, Painswick, Parkeston, Partington, Patchway, Pateley Bridge, Peacehaven, Pendlebury, Penistone, Penkridge, Lyme Regis, Okehampton, Oldbury, Oldham, Ollerton, Windsor, Winsford, Winslow, Winterton, Wirksworth, Wisbech, Witham, Withernsea, Witney, Wiveliscombe, Wivenhoe, Woburn, Woburn Sands, Woking, Wokingham, Wolsingham, Wolverhampton, Wolverton, Wombwell, Lymington, Lytham St Annes, Netherfield, Netherton, New Alresford, New Ferry, New Malden, New Mills, New Milton, New Romney, Mansfield, Market Rasen, Market Warsop, Market Weighton, Marlborough, Marlow, Maryport, Masham, Minchinhampton, Minehead, Minster, Mirfield, Mitcham, Mitcheldean, Morden, Morecambe, Moretonhampstead, Moreton, Moreton-in-Marsh, Morley, Morpeth, Mossley, Much Wenlock, Nailsea, Mytholmroyd, Nailsworth, Nantwich, Needham Market, Orpington, Ossett, Overcombe, Oxford, Oxted, Nelson, Neston, Newark-on-Trent, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Newbury, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Oadby, Oakengates, Oakham, Olney, Orford, Quarry Bank, Queenborough, Ormskirk, Radcliffe, Raunds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Newent, Newhaven, Pontefract, Prescot, Preston, Prestwich, Princes Risborough, Princetown, Prudhoe, Pudsey Newlyn, Newmarket, Newport (Cornwall), Newport (Isle of Wight), Newport (Shropshire), Northam, Northampton, Northfleet, Northleach, North Hykeham, North Kenton, North Petherton, North Shields, North Tawton, North Walsham, Northwich, Norton-on-Derwent, Norwich, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Radstock, Rainham, Ramsbottom, Ramsgate, Paddock Wood, Padiham, Padstow, Pocklington, Polegate, Rawtenstall, Rayleigh, Reading, Redcar, Redditch, Redhill, Redruth, Reepham, Reeth, Reigate, Retford, Richmond (London), Royal Tunbridge Wells, Royston (Hertfordshire), St Columb Major, St Helens, St Ives (Cambridgeshire), St Ives (Cornwall), St Just in Penwith, St Mawes, St Neots, Preston, Ripon, Salford, Salisbury, New Sarum, Ross-on-Wye, Rothbury, Rotherham, Rothwell (Northamptonshire), Rothwell (West Yorkshire), Saffron Walden, St Albans, St Austell, St Blazey, Sunderland, Truro, Salcombe, Sale, Salford, Salisbury, Saltash, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Sandbach, Sandhurst, Sandiacre, Sandown, Sandwich, Sandy, Sawbridgeworth, Saxmundham, Rowley Regis,  Sheffield, Southampton, St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent, Royston (South Yorkshire), Richmond (North Yorkshire), Rickmansworth, Ringwood, Ripley, Ripon, Rishton, Robin Hood’s Bay, Rochdale, Rochester, Rochford, Romford, Seaham, Seaton, Sedbergh, Sedgley, Selby, Selsey, Settle, Sevenoaks, Shaftesbury, Wilton, Wimborne Minster, Wincanton, Winchcombe, Winchelsea, Winchester, Windermere, Woodbridge, Woodley, Woodstock, Wooler, Wootton Bassett, Worcester, Workington, Worksop, Worsley, Worthing, Shanklin, Shaw & Crompton, Sheerness, Sheffield, Shefford, Shepperton, Shepshed, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Stanley, Stapleford, Staveley, Stevenage, Steyning, Stockport, Stocksbridge, Stockton-on-Tees, Shepton Mallet, Romsey, Royton, Rubery, Rugby, Rugeley, Runcorn, Rushden, Ryde, Rye, Ryton, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Seaford, Sherborne, Sheringham, Shifnal, Shildon, Shipley, Shipston-on-Stour, Shirebrook, Shoeburyness, Shoreham-by-Sea, Shrewsbury, Sidmouth, Silloth, Silsden, Sittingbourne, Skegness, Skelmersdale, Skelton-in-Cleveland, Skipton, Sleaford, Thornton, Thorpe St Andrew, Thrapston, Tickhill, Tidworth, Tilbury, Tipton, Tisbury, Tiverton, Thorne, Tonbridge, Topsham, Torpoint, Torquay, Totland, Totnes, Toton, Totton & Eling, Tow Law, Towcester, Tring, Todmorden, Slough, Smethwick, Snaith, Snodland, Soham, Solihull, Somerton, Southam, Southampton, Southborough, South Benfleet, South Bank, South Cave, South Elmsall, South Molton, South Petherton, South Shields, South Woodham Ferrers, Southend-on-Sea, Southminster, Tamworth, Taunton, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Telford, Telscombe, Tenbury Wells, Southport, Southsea, Southwell, Southwick, Southwold, Tewkesbury, Uckfield, Ulverston, Upton, Tyldesley, Waltham Abbey, Waltham Cross, Walthamstow, Walton, Walton-on-Thames, Walton-on-the-Naze, Wandsworth, Tynemouth, Ventnor, Verwood, Sowerby Bridge, Spalding, Spellbrook, Spennymoor, Spilsby, Stafford, Staines, Stainforth, Upholland, Upminster, Uppingham, Stalbridge, Stalham, Stalybridge, Stamford, Stanford-le-Hope, Stanhope, City of London, Stoke-on-Trent, Stokesley, Stone, Stonehouse, Stony Stratford, Stourbridge, Stourport-on-Severn, Stowmarket, Tadcaster, Tadley, Tenterden, Tetbury, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratton, Stretford, Strood, Stroud, Sturminster Newton, Sudbury, Wakefield, Wainfleet All Saints, Walkden, Sunbury-on-Thames, Sunderland, Upton-upon-Severn, Urmston, Uttoxeter, Uxbridge, Sutton, Thame, Thamesmead, Thatcham, Leicester, Welwyn Garden City, Wem, Wendover, Wesham, West Bridgford, West Bromwich, West Byfleet, Thaxted, West Kirby, West Malling, West Mersea, Westbury, Westerham, Westgate-on-Sea, Westhoughton, Westminster, Thetford, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool, Greater London, Watford, Wath-upon-Dearne, Watlington, Watton, Wednesbury, Wednesfield, Wellingborough, Wellington (Somerset), Wellington (Shropshire), Wells, Wells-next-the-Sea, Thirsk, Thornaby-on-Tees, Thornbury, Trowbridge, Truro, Sutton Coldfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Swadlincote, Swaffham, Swanage, Swanley, Swanscombe, Swindon, Swinton (Greater Manchester), Wotton-under-Edge, Bath, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton & Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Coventry, Derby, Durham, Ely, Wragby, Wroxham, Wymondham, Wythall Swinton (South Yorkshire), Syston, Wadebridge, Wadhurst, Wallasey, Wallsend, Wallingford, Wallington, Walmer, Walsall, Wantage, Ware, Wareham, Warminster, Warrington, Yate, Yateley, Yeadon, Yeovil, York, Warwick, Washington, Watchet, Waterlooville, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Kingston upon Hull, Lancaster, Yarm, Yarmouth, Leeds, Weston-super-Mare, Wetherby, Weybridge,

These suspense thriller books are available as paperbacks, ebooks and audiobooks and many are available on Amazon or from top bookstores across England and Wales.

Buy your fiction books now, and begin to read thrillers and crime fiction.

Southern Seas, Los Mares del Sur by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

 

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, los mare del sur

Los Mares del Sur bu spanish thriller writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Los Mares del Sur, Southern Sea, by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán is a beautifully crafted novel  which is dripping in atmosphere and Spanish feeling.

Spanish detective Pepe Carvalho and former communist investigates the murder of an influential businessman, Stuart Pedrell, who disappeared a year earlier only to turn up dead on a Barcelona construction site. He had been brutally stabbed to death.

Pedrell’s wife hired the shrewd and tenacious detective to find out who did it. On his path the reader is given a taste of Spanish cuisine and literature.

While trying to unmask the killer, Carvalho must deal with some former anti-Franco left wingers.

A lovely read by an interesting author on a rainy day in the damper parts of the world. It makes you want to live in Spain and to study Spanish.  After reading it I don’t understand why Spanish people would leave Spain.

After a few months in London a Spanish friend of mine has been living  in Cambridge, in the UK for several years now and loves it. She did a course to learn British Council English and is very happy here now. For me – I prefer the Spanish sun, wine and food….and of course the people!

Los Mares del Sur, Mar del Sur, de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán es una novela bellamente elaborada que gotea en la atmósfera y el sentimiento español.

El detective español Pepe Carvalho y el ex comunista investigan el asesinato de un influyente hombre de negocios, Stuart Pedrell, que desapareció un año antes solo para aparecer muerto en un sitio de construcción en Barcelona. Había sido brutalmente apuñalado hasta la muerte.

La esposa de Pedrell contrató al detective astuto y tenaz para averiguar quién lo hizo. En su camino, el lector recibe una muestra de la cocina y la literatura española.

Al tratar de desenmascarar al asesino, Carvalho debe lidiar con los ex izquierdistas anti franquistas.

Una hermosa lectura de un autor interesante en un día lluvioso en las partes más húmedas del mundo. Te hace querer vivir en España y estudiar español. Después de leerlo, no entiendo por qué los españoles abandonarían España.

Después de unos meses en Londres, un amigo mío español ha estado viviendo en Cambridge, en el Reino Unido, durante varios años y le encanta. Hizo un curso para aprender inglés del British Council y está muy feliz aquí ahora. Para mí, prefiero el sol español, el vino y la comida … ¡y por supuesto la gente!

Un excelente escritor de suspenso de ficción.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming

On her majestys secret service by ian fleming

On her majestys secret service by ian fleming

Who could talk of a spy novel or thriller without mentioning one of the best writers in the genres, Ian Fleming.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming is one of the most famous of his works.

James Bond, United Kingdom secret agent with a licence to kill, had been involved in hunting down the SPECTRE organisation and Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the boss. They had hijacked nuclear devices in order to blackmail the governments of the West. Bond had a disagreement with the British Secret Service in the running of the matter and he writes a letter of resignation to M, the head of the service.

Bond saves a beautiful Contessa by paying the gambling debt she cannot fulfil but they are captured by criminals. Her father is Marc-Ange Draco, the boss of the Unione Corse crime organisation.

Draco tells Bond that Blofeld is in Switzerland after which Bond returns to England to filter fact from fiction. The College of Arms in London discovers that Blofeld has taken on the persona of Comte Balthazar de Bleuville to mask his identity.

Bond pretends to be a member of the College of Arms, Sir Hilary Bray. He visits Blofeld face him and to ascertain his right to the title, finding that Blofeld has undergone surgery to cover up his identity.

Blofeld has been brainwashing women into carrying biological warfare agents to destroy the agricultural economy of the British Isles. Bond escapes by ski from Piz Gloria, as he believes he has been uncovered.  He is chased and kills some of his pursuers. Exhausted he reaches the local town where he is helped by the Contessa.

Draco’s Union Corse help Bond to attack Blofeld’s clinic. The clinic is destroyed and Blofeld escapes. Flying to Germany Bond marries the Contessa. They drive away on holiday only to be machine gunned by Blofelds team. Bonds new wife dies.

James Bond, otherwise known as 007, is probably the most famous spy to have worked on behalf of the Queen and the Union Jack flag.

A classic spy novel from one of the worlds finest writers. I am looking forward to the next film with Daniel Craig, No Time to Die. The Queen’s best agent and a real Made in England hero!.

Portrait Of A Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed by Patricia Cornwell

Jack the Ripper

Jack the Ripper

How strange it is, that Jack the Ripper should, even now, still excites such horror and fascination. Many of the streets and locations of the crimes can still be found huddled among the modern city of London. On a recent evening walking tour of the area, where some of the crimes were committed, I felt a slight unease and sadness as we traced the route through the hushed side streets. We ended as darkness fell at the notorious Ten Bells public House in Spitalfieds, which had associations with the case.

The horrors that were meted out to those women in London’s East End in the late 1880’s have never had closure as ’Jack’ was never conclusively identified…or was he?

However, the gruesome crimes and the man who committed them may well have met their match.

Patricia Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling author has turned her considerable skill on to solving this appalling mystery. Cornwell is a master in the field of plotting a crime – now she shows that she can solve one too. Using modern day forensics and meticulous research she puts forth an utterly compelling case.

Has she done enough in her book to conclusively prove her theory and to give us closure at last with the true identity of Jack? You will have to read the book to decide for yourself. However, for me this was a fascinating, detailed journey through one of the most infamous crimes set against the Victorian era Patricia Cornwell has proved her case to me.

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