Last Saturday was the fifth anniversary of the release of Magnificent Britain by Michael Murray, the first book I published.
2012 saw two further titles published:
Julia's Room by Michael Murray
I Think I Prefer the Tinned Variety: The Diary of a Petty Officer in the Fleet Air Arm during World War II by N. Buckle & C. Murray.
These were followed by:
Learning Lines? A Practical Guide for Drama Students and Aspiring Actors by Michael Murray.
in March 2015, Cabbage and Semolina: Memories of a 1950s Childhood.
2015 also saw the publication of Michael's first DCI Tony Forward novel, A Single To Filey.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Forward's hobby is directing amateur theatricals.
His latest production for the Sandleton-on-Sea Players is "The Cherry Orchard".
It's nearly midnight and he still hasn't completed the dress rehearsal. Then duty calls: a man with fatal head injuries has been discovered in a remote bay on the East Yorkshire coast.
The man's name is Mark Coulson and he's the Headteacher of a local primary school. But no-one seems able to explain why this respectable, professional man was at such an isolated spot so late at night. His wife is the most mystified of all.
Why were Mr Coulson's pockets empty? Sergeant Wilmott believes robbery was the motive. But if the killer had stolen Coulson's car keys why is his car still parked nearby?
Was Mr Coulson murdered by a jealous boyfriend or husband? That's what DC Diane Griffiths thinks. But Mr Coulson's Chair of Governors says he was a boring man whose only interest was his work.
With such a baffling case to solve how can DCI Forward find time for "The Cherry Orchard"?
A Single To Filey quickly became an Amazon Number 1 Bestseller in the British Detectives category. It also had several days in the Top 100 Bestsellers too.
The book has proved very popular with readers and for three months so many copies were downloaded that it received a Kindle All Stars Award both for title and author.
In November 2016, A Single To Filey was released in paperback making an ideal Christmas stocking filler for readers who still prefer to physically turn the pages.
A Single To Filey has over 200 four and five star reviews from Amazon readers.
Many, many thanks to all readers who've posted a review.
The next DCI Tony Forward novel is in development. Watch this space for more news……
A Single To Filey http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00YA6SPFC