BOOKS FOR ADULTS

AFTER THE FIRE

After the fire The first mystery featuring feisty Restoration actress-turned-sleuth Betsy Brand, set in the years following the Great Fire of London.

‘a polished and enjoyable series debut and a page-turner of a story… more, please’
MyShelf.Com

‘inventive and amusing…the action rattles along at a good pace and the novel tells a good yarn’
Historical Novels Review

Joffe Books, 2020
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THE JUDAS BLADE

The Judas Blade 1671: The Dutch war looms, and Betsy Brand begins a new and dangerous venture as a spy for her country.

‘a real page turner… the steady unravelling of the plot is genuinely exciting, and there is a lot of fast-paced action’
Historical Novel Society

‘a murder mystery, but also a tale of espionage… Betsy is a resourceful and entertaining sleuth’
MyShelf.Com

Joffe Books, 2020

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THE THOMAS THE FALCONER MYSTERIES

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HUNTER AND PREYHUNTER AND PREY, The Complete Thomas the Falconer Mysteries

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Sharpe Books, 2019-2020. Available in ebook, print-on-demand and in audiobook.

‘English history fans who don’t know the Thomas the Falconer books should get up to speed quickly’
Booklist

‘A truly fine historical series’
Library Journal


MARBECK AND THE GUNPOWDER PLOT

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The fourth in the Martin Marbeck series finds Marbeck sidelined by his spymaster when he gathers intelligence about a terrible conspiracy – and soon his own life is in danger.

‘Sustains suspense throughout... Marbeck finds himself unable to trust anyone, even his superiors. Satisfying and twisty conclusion [and] evocative period detail’
Publishers’ Weekly

Severn House, 2015. ISBN: 9780-7278-85142

Also in ebook and Large Print.
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MARBECK AND THE PRIVATEERS

Third in the series, in which government spy Martin Marbeck finds himself up against ruthless corsairs – and a traitor.

Severn House, 2014. ISBN: 9780-7278-83728
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MARBECK AND THE KING-IN-WAITING

Marbeck and the king in waiting Queen Elizabeth is dying, the new king is in faraway Scotland, and Marbeck must confront plots from two directions which threaten the very fabric of England itself.

‘The second in this fine series provides all the derring-do and historical interest needed to keep readers entranced’
Kirkus Reviews

Severn House, 2013. ISBN: 9780-7278-82943
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MARBECK AND THE DOUBLE-DEALER

The Judas Blade 1600: a new century dawns, England is at war, and the nation’s spymaster calls in his best, if most undisciplined, intelligencer Marbeck to unmask a double agent.

‘A superb historical mystery’
Historical Novel Society

‘Pilkington introduces an intriguing new hero in the dashing Marbeck’
Kirkus Reviews

‘A seventeenth century James Bond, Marbeck is just as likely as 007 to get into deadly and dangerous situations… a gripping, entertaining page-turner’
Booklist (star review)

Severn House, 2012. ISBN: 9780-7278-82394
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