Cerise Noire

Cerise Noire -
Completion of The Sydney Quartet

Cerise Noire is due for release in May 2017 on all major retail sights, and is currently available for pre-order on Kobo, Nook, Google Play, and Apple. (Links below.)

Winter is a great time for writing - sitting by a log fire, pots of tea, and a snow covered landscape to gaze at in between scenes.
It seems to have been a long winter this year, but the yearning for spring is offset by the satisfaction of having completed a 95k word novel.
Writing a serial killer thriller isn't something I'd ever considered, but it was how this writing journey played out. There's no violent scenes, no blood and gore, just struggling PI Rick Stone trying to make sense of why he's no more than one person removed from three victims of a serial killer, and why neither he, nor the police, can find any leads or clues.

Set in 1992, Cerise Noire (Dark Cherry) looks at the complexity of interpersonal relationships, where unchecked need and want can lead, and how those emotions can be confused with love. These things are timeless, and effect almost all of us at some point in our lives. Thankfully we don't all become serial killers.

Like the other books in this quartet, Cerise Noire is set in and around Kings Cross, Sydney, and as usual contains a little bit of sailing. ​You'll also find some of the familiar faces such as Ray Peterson and Sonny Thaku. Ray doesn't play a big role in this book, but is as intimidating as ever when he's around.

To get a heavily discounted copy of this book and others, apply to join my launch team. Find out more about that here

Available from:

Amazon - kobo - nook - iBooks

Click here to read a brief excerpt

Until next time, happy reading.

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Author: A.J.

I have written as far back as I can recall. Until 2011, that writing was just for me, or as rambling letters to friends and travelogues to the family. I never thought about why, or if others did similarly, and the thought of publishing never entered my head. Since I left England in 1979, I have been collecting experiences, people, and places. From the blood-soaked streets of Kampala, the polluted dust bowls of the Sahara, or the pristine ice floes of the Antarctic, I have gathered and filed them away. Some have recently squeezed through the bars of insecurity and are now at large in the pages of my first three novels. Others await their future fates.

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