I write mysteries and thrillers.

I have published the first novel in a series featuring Inspector Drake based in North Wales and also the first in a series with Inspector John Marco based in Cardiff. The first Drake mystery is called BRASS IN POCKET and the second WORSE THAN DEAD. The third, AGAINST THE TIDE.

My second detective is Inspector Marco who comes from an Italian/Welsh background and he lives in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The first Inspector Marco novel SPEECHLESS has been published on Amazon and the second and third in the series will be published in 2015.

Before turning to crime fiction I had written three other unpublished novels and you can read about my writing and about Wales, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, on my website http://www.stephenpuleston.co.uk/

I was brought up on the Isle of Anglesey, off the North Wales coast and went to school in Holyhead. After a degree in Theology from London University I decided to train as a lawyer and returned to work in the practice run by my father on Anglesey. For many years I worked as a lawyer in a small practice representing clients in the criminal courts and doing divorce work all of which has given me valuable raw material for my novels.

I still live and work in North Wales where the Inspector Drake novels are set.

Book List in Order:8 titles

  • A gangland murder...When DI John Marco discovers the body of Felix Bevard he knows instantly the killing was a professional hit. But the criminal underworld don't share secrets easily and with no apparent motive, Marco is forced to delve into Bevard'...


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    A tragic accident or murder on a mountain?When two bodies are found sprawled at the bottom of the Devil's Kitchen in the mountains of Snowdonia, it looks like a murders/suicide. But something doesn't feel right to Detective Inspector Ian Drake and hi...


  • Who slit Eddie Westford’s throat?His body lies in a pool of blood in the car park of Cardiff City football club. Inspector John Marco discovers photographs of Westford sitting in various luxury cars and Westford’s connections with the organised h...


  • Does any man deserve to die?When a well-connected and wealthy banker is found dead in his luxury car in the middle of Cardiff, the motive for the crime seems clear. The killer even left a note telling the world the man deserved to die, simply for hi...


  • A fisherman lies dead ... A beautiful girl is strangled ... What secrets connect them? The body of a fisherman is found impaled to the sand with his own digging fork. The small rural community of the villages of the island of Anglesey have a secret ...


  • A ferry leaves Dublin...The chief engineer lies dead on the car deck ...There’s a killer on board... Inspector Drake is called from a seminar on cyber crime to meet the ferry docking at the port of Holyhead. Frank Rosen the chief engineer lies on ...


  • A quiet Sunday morning for Inspector Marco ... A routine call about a body in the river in Cardiff ...But when he discovers the dead man’s tongue has been amputated Marco realises it’s nothing but routine. More murders in the Polish community tak...


  • It is the middle of the night.The road is deserted .A killer is waiting.Two traffic officers are killed on an isolated mountain pass in North Wales. Inspector Drake is called to the scene and quickly discovers a message left by the killer " traffic...