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"I think I hate writers." ~ David Braddock in 'Hungry Ghosts'

Everyone Burns (Time, Blood and Karma #1)

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.

 
 
Hungry Ghosts (Time, Blood and Karma, #2)

 

It is the spring of 2005 and the macabre ‘burning murders’ have ended. Life has apparently returned to normal for 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 money making 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 ...
 

 
A Poison Tree (Time, Blood and Karma #3)

 

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.

 

Running on Emptiness (Time, Blood and Karma #4)

 

It is the summer of 2006. In Thailand, the army makes preparations to overthrow the elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra. 


Against this backdrop of political turmoil, destinies are shaped as events ensnare a corrupt Police Chief and his dying wife, two warring drug lords, an embittered widow, and a vengeful gangster.

 
While dreams and obsessions play out on the streets of Bangkok, private detective David Braddock finds himself mired in guilt. The ghosts of his past misdeeds are coming home, and they are bringing devastation in their wake. 

 

 
Jim Fosse's Expense Claim

 

Once you've met Jim Fosse you'll never feel quite the same about opening your e-mails!



A darkly humorous short story of obsession from John Dolan, author of 'Everyone Burns'.



WARNING: Contains sexual references and some really terrible grammar.



NOTE: This is a VERY short story. You can download it FREE from Amazon USA and UK or, if you live somewhere else, get a complimentary copy by punching the Smashwords button on the right, below.

 

Restless Earth (Children of Karma #1)

Four men scattered across the globe. . .
One seeks pleasure
One seeks purpose
One seeks redemption
And one seeks revenge.

A wind is howling around the skyscrapers of New York, through the battlefields of Iraq, and into the bustling streets of Bangkok. It carries with it the fates of these four men: men bound together by chance and history. 
Which of them – if any – will survive the tempest?

 

 

Two Rivers, One Stream (Children of Karma #2)

  

On the Thai island of Samui, widowed private investigator David Braddock is stuck in a rut. Spending his days pandering to disreputable clients and his nights engaged in meaningless sex, this is not the life he had envisaged for himself. It passes the time, but it is hardly exciting.


Professional assassin Ross Gallagher has the opposite problem. He is sick of excitement. Years of travelling the world murdering strangers has taken a toll on his mental health, and he wants a different kind of existence before it is too late.


But their fortunes take an unexpected turn – and not for the better – when Braddock receives a phone call from his daughter saying she has killed her husband … 

 

Everyone Dies (Children of Karma #3)

  

Private detective David Braddock is holed-up on the Thai island of Samui plotting the death of Grigory Polzin, the Russian oligarch who ordered the killing of his daughter. Embittered and descending rapidly into alcoholism, the Englishman must find a way to exact his retribution before he completely falls apart.


Fate, however, has one final lesson for David Braddock: the dead don’t always stay dead.

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