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GENUS LUPUS: A Novel

Wolves have escaped from a French wildlife park and now range the mountains and isolated farms of the southern Massif Central. When a series of strange events and disappearances begin occurring in the remote Lozère region, jaded local detective Inspector Maury is ordered to investigate. Soon it begins to look as if history is repeating itself; Lozère, known in the 18th Century as Gevaudan, was once terrorized by a mysterious 'Beast' that killed over 100 people in a two-year reign of terror. Much as he is reluctant to be influenced by the region's superstitions and legends, Maury finds himself realizing that there may indeed be a monster stalking the dense woods and lonely mountains.

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (12 Jun. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1514309483
  • ISBN-13: 978-1514309483
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm

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THE LIGHT POURS OUT OF ME


Zarmina - Gliese 581g - 119 trillion miles distant, is the nearest habitable planet to Earth.  
A privately funded expedition to colonize the planet is dispatched. Its astronauts are unique, controversial, hybrid robots who will clone humans to colonize the eta-Earth on arrival.  
After a 123 year voyage across space Deep Space Vessel 'Stephen Hawking' arrives and the settlement protocols begin, but things have changed on the home planet and the robots have their own ideas and issues.

Fiction/Science Fiction/General


Work in Progress due 2018

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WE MORTALS


The Nazi 'master race' murdered millions of what it deemed Untermenschen; Slavs, Jews and gypsies.

In 1941 Operation Barbarossa saw the world's largest invasion force made up of Wehrmacht and Waffen SS armoured Divisions carving east into Soviet territories. Behind this war machine came the the Third Reich's angels of Death - the Einstazgruppen - who robbed, raped and murdered simple peasants on the grounds of their ethnicity.

Against overwhelming odds poorly armed survivors of these massacres organised themselves into partisan groups to hunt Nazis.

Fiction/General


Work in Progress due early 2017

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COLOMBA ALBA


Maury has been promoted to Chief Inspector, when three bodies turn up at the edge of a road leading to a ghost village, he jumps at the chance to leave his desk and get involved in real police work.

The investigation takes him and a newly promoted female detective into the mysteries surrounding Rennes-le-Chateau, the Cathar heresy, the Holy Grail, cross-border vice and drugs trafficking.

Who are the dead? How and why did they meet their untimely end in a culvert in the middle-of -nowhere? Who is conspiring to sabotage the investigation at every turn?

When can Maury get back to minding his tomatoes and onions?


FICTION - CRIME/MYSTERY


Work in Progress due end 2017

Julius Charrett-Dykes