Frank Drebin – Comedy Quotes

The antics of Lawrence Pinkley, my teenage detective, are loosely based on Frank Drebin, a character I loved watching in the “Police Squad!” series on TV in the early 80’s. The fictional character, Lt. Franklin ‘Frank’ Drebin, is played by Leslie Nielsen. He appears in the TV series Police Squad! and the Naked Gun movies.… Read More

Philip Marlowe – Typical Hardboiled Detective

Today’s post is about Raymond Chandler’s detective Philip Marlowe. In a lot of ways the stereotypical detective was a big influence in my character Lawrence Pinkley, but, far from being “hardboiled”, Pinkley is the complete opposite. Two sides of the same card. And that gives the opportunity for humour to come from “larger than life” criminals,… Read More

New Book Release – FREE!

I’m pleased to inform you all that the new Lawrence Pinkley mystery is now available. And it’s FREE to download onto your kindle – but not for long so grab a copy today! The Mystery of Van Gogh’s Missing Heart “Teenager Lawrence Pinkley unwillingly inherits his father’s Private Detective Agency on the cold north east… Read More

Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads are currently hosting a giveaway for one lucky person to win a signed copy of The Curious Disappearance of Professor Brown. Catch up with the hilarious antics of teenage detective Lawrence Pinkley before his second full length adventure, The Mystery of Van Gogh’s Missing Heart is released! Ends 2 March. ENTER NOW!