We can start with the books he has written. He started writing a thriller set in Thailand. His two young children took an interest. So, he wrote a book for them. The idea was to get them reading. Did it work? His daughter spends her time drawing cartoons in the Japanese style, partial success.
His son 2 years younger, is hoping to be a full-time gamer. He did read Harry Potter. Again, partial success.
Poppy is now reading a Japanese thriller. It is a tale of Titans, romance and lots of action. She has also fallen in love with Harry Potter, the books, not the actor.
Petal and Ben’s Adventures in Thailand. Petal and her brother Ben have moved to Hua Hin, Thailand. They meet talking monkeys, interesting birds and a nine-headed snake. This story is aimed at the under 12s in the hope they will enjoy reading.
‘Not Far Enough From Worries’ was finished soon after. Yes, you have guessed, it was set in Hua Hin, Thailand, around 30 years ago. When Colin arrived to live in and love the place.
The story tells of two old friends who decide they need a change in their lives. Thailand is a big alteration.
Nick, a gentle giant of a man is a builder by trade, Kev, well he talks a good game. Their business together is to arrange living accommodation for visitors to the town. It all sounds simple enough. Life is anything but simple. Their first tenant is a dodgy Dutch shipbuilder, who has some powerful friends. Kev and Nick discover it is not so easy to shift a man who refuses to pay his rent.
A couple of French girls who want friendship with dogs rather than romance with men.
Welsh Mad Mike becomes their friend even though they discover he has a very checkered background, mixing potions to produce new highs and very addictive drugs.
Kev has never had a problem finding a girlfriend. He soon falls for Skylab his Thai language teacher. Nick, on the other hand, has always found love to be elusive. Until he meets Myrtle.
By now they are in too deep with international drug barons, plus a Thai man who hates everything that Thailand stands for.
A lesbian news reporter gets pregnant by her uncle, but not in the usual way. She becomes a leading character in the cast of many folks, you either love or loathe.
Without giving too much away, there is a great deal of violent action, some tears and a little humour, before a climactic ending.
If you like cricket, that also gets a mention.
Worry No More
The second in ‘No Worries’ series. Camilla the lesbian news reporter has taken over her uncle’s drug empire. It is all too easy, she is rich and bored, selling illegal drugs to half-wits is no fun.
She decides gambling is the way to go.
It would be wrong to give away too much of the plot here, but she wins a casino. That is not enough, so she goes after a much bigger and swanky place in Bangkok. The owner is no fool, he would not lose his business gambling. She must find his weak spot. His dream is to remake the classic black and white movie ‘Freaks’, but this time to be set in Bangkok.
Camilla happens to know a pair of ‘Siamese’ twins, they don’t start off as joined! Work that one out! They would be ideal for the movie. Except they have been known to eat people.
Where is Kev and Skylab? They were imprisoned by a mother and son, who kill folk by setting them alight.
It all ends with an action-packed show-down on set in Bangkok.
Not so much humour in this tale, a lot more horror.
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Children With No Worries
Third, in the series was published in 2019. I really shouldn’t say much about the characters in this tale. It would give away too much from Worry No More.
There is a great deal of horror.
Non-stop action. And yes Skylab and Kev feature.
Aren’t children lovely? Most are.
Philippa’s mother was killed. Philippa didn’t care. She now lives with her ‘half-brother’ Nick, a French lady and a large dog. They all live in a beach house in Hua Hin.
An English film make-up expert comes to Thailand to enjoy a second honeymoon with her husband. To say he has an ‘eye’ for the ladies is true, in more ways than one.
Gail is naturally upset when her husband goes off to enjoy his holiday without her. The children decide he needs to learn a lesson. Was he being set up for murder? The victims all lose a body part. Is there a message hidden in the deaths?
Skylab, fresh from the temple, along with her boyfriend, Kev, set about finding out. They team up with a friendly Thai detective to solve these crimes.
The action moves from Hua Hin to Pattaya for a fast, hard-hitting surprise. Horror when you don’t expect it!
This is book three in the ‘No Worries’ series.
Published by Dark-Novels.com
A twisted young man has dreams, one is to be straight. People suffer. His grandfather would not accept anything which goes against his Far Right beliefs. His second wish means baby girls must be killed. It is raining in Thailand, a monsoon hits land and upsets his plans. Deep in a cave, kidnapped baby girls wait. Parts of these children will be used to further evil. Kev and Skylab are expecting their first child, a girl. They are drawn into a chase to stop the horror and to save the child inside.
A god-fearing backpacker, Debbie, is swayed by the handsome monster to assist him in deadly acts. Her parents fly from the UK to find out what has happened to her. They need Kev and Skylab to help. Little did they know all the crimes were linked. Is the strange Burmese girl holding the key to unravelling the mystery?
Watching! Listening! Noticing! What does your body tell everyone who reads body language? Would you like to know what people are telling the world without saying a word? Read this nonfiction book to find out more.
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