Book List in Order:11 titles

  • When young Elliot gets a labourer's job at Mr Evans' after being sacked from a pig farm for liberating six sows, he thinks he'll have even more opportunities to lean on gates or stare at fields. But Elliot's best mate Spike keeps getting him into tro...


  • David Morris lives the quiet life of a book valuer for a London auction house, travelling every day by omnibus to his office on the Strand. When he is asked to make a trip to rural Somerset to value the library of the recently deceased Lord Buff-Orpi...


  • Drove House has always loomed large over village life. Boarded-up for years, it is reputed to be brimming with ghosts, and is shunned by the locals - all except Billy, for whom it has been the site of childhood dens and secret adolescent adventures. ...


  • Bishop Odo, half-brother of William l, commissions a hanging to commemorate the King's conquest of England. The man he chooses to design this tribute, Turold, a Norman renowned for his skill but not his temper, reluctantly travels to the convent in W...


  • Greg is thirty-three, without a job or a place to live. Hiding from painful memories, he only half-exists, his lethargy a protection against the world. Alice, his Leninist aunt, disturbed by his apathy, sends him to Dorset to help out a friend. Livin...


  • Frank, a private eye in Brighton, is the perfect lodger: neat, quiet and solitary, a decent man leading an uneventful life. Then his neighbour announces she's pregnant, his landlady's budgie is strangled, his boss retires to a sauna, his client's wif...


  • On his nineteenth birthday in an English seaside town, Duncan Blaine gets a clue to the whereabouts of his mother, Diana, who, nine years earlier, left him to be raised by relatives when a tragic accident took the life of her husband. When he meets h...


  • After a lifetime at sea, Captain Michael Blaine has retired to an abandoned, remote Cornish village. He is the only inhabitant until Elizabeth Green, American movie star and one-hit-wonder, comes to see her mother's birthplace, just for a couple of h...


  • A tale of adventure with as many twists and turns as the enchanting Somerset landscape that forms its backdrop, Two Cows and a Van Full of Smoke is, above all, a celebration of the English countryside—full of magic, history and superstition—where...






  • Matthew Baxter was almost there. Almost a writer, almost a lover, almost a traveller. He wrote for the Tread Lightly range of travel guides, he loved his boss and he was about to catch a plane to the south. His job was to give an out-of-season sla...