Friday, October 12, 2012

John Dolan in Print


EVERYONE BURNS (TIME, BLOOD AND KARMA, BOOK ONE)
Published by Tention Books

He opens a drawer of his desk, casually takes out a revolver, flicks off the safety catch and points it at my head.
He says almost sorrowfully, 'Do you believe me to be a gangster, Mr Braddock?'

It is January 2005 and the charred remains of two Europeans have been discovered on the Thai island of Samui.
Local Police Chief Charoenkul, sidelined by his superiors, enlists the reluctant David Braddock, a burnt-out private detective, to assist in an 'unofficial' investigation.
But Braddock has problems of his own, including an affair with the same Police Chief's wife ...

Peppered with irreverent humour and some pithy comments on everyday life in the Land of Smiles, 'Everyone Burns' is much more than a crime novel. It is also a carefully-crafted psychological study of an anti-hero for our time.

Available in paperback and as an ebook from Amazon.com from Amazon.co.uk and from other Internet retailers worldwide.



HUNGRY GHOSTS (TIME, BLOOD AND KARMA, BOOK TWO)
Published by Tention Books

For the last half-hour my mind has been playing games with me. I keep thinking I see Claire at the periphery of my vision, But when I turn my head she vanishes.
But then of course she would.
She is a ghost, after all.

It is the spring of 2005 and the macabre 'burning murders' have ended. Life has apparently returned to normal on the Thai island of Samui.
For private investigator David Braddock 'normal' means finding a missing drug smuggler, sleeping with the Police Chief's wife and ensuring his office manager's latest moneymaking scheme doesn't bankrupt him.
For Police Chief Charoenkul it means resuming his seemingly-endless wait for that elusive promotion to Bangkok.

However, the peace is destined to be short-lived. Unbeknown to both men, karmic storm clouds are gathering and murderous forces are about to be unleashed which could destroy them both ...

Available in paperback and as an ebook from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and from other Internet retailers worldwide.



A POISON TREE (TIME, BLOOD AND KARMA, BOOK THREE)
Published by Tention Books

“You kill my wife and I’ll kill yours.” You must admit, as a proposition, it has an alluring symmetry to it. 

It is 1999, and as the Millennium approaches, old certainties wither. For family man, David Braddock, his hitherto predictable world is undergoing a slow collapse. The people closest to him seem suddenly different. As desires and aspirations tangle around each other like parasite stems, betrayal is in the air. 
And so is murder. 

Fans of Braddock will finally learn the sequence of events that drove him into exile in Asia, while for new readers, ‘A Poison Tree’ is the perfect introduction to the ‘Time, Blood and Karma’ series. 


Available in paperback and as an ebook from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and from other Internet retailers worldwide.



JIM FOSSE'S EXPENSE CLAIM
Published by Tention Books

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” - Albert Einstein

A darkly humorous short story of obsession and red tape. Once you've met Jim Fosse, you'll never feel quite the same about opening your e-mails ...

WARNING: Contains sexual references and some really bad grammar.

Available as an ebook from Amazon.com from Amazon.co.uk and from other Internet retailers worldwide.




CHAOS IS COME AGAIN
Published by Tention Books

"Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul
But I do love thee! And when I love thee not
Chaos is come again." ~ William Shakespeare, 'Othello'

Sean hears voices in his head.
Travis snorts cocaine.
Teagan thinks she's the next Lady Gaga.
Avery has the boss from Hell, and a mother with dementia.
And Goose wants to catch a serial killer.

'Chaos Is Come Again' is a psychological suspense, a mystery, and a love story - loaded with irreverent humour and viewed through the lens of obsession.

WARNING: Contains references to Judas Iscariot, a dwarf, and a performing monkey.

Available in paperback and as an ebook from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and from other Internet retailers worldwide.