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Mystery drama

Mystery drama

Mike Stanhope – Book 5        OUT NOW!
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Kirsty Thornhill disappeared three years ago. Is she dead, or just determined to keep her head down? Turning reluctant detective, journalist Mike Stanhope scours West Yorkshire for answers, but the trail is cold. Meanwhile, juggling his search with his faltering day job and his precarious love life proves an increasingly risky strategy.

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My alter ego unmasked!            

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Never Going to Happen

What caused Tom Anthony’s car crash? Desperate to remember, he lurches from one crisis to another as he brushes with threats, romance and ruthless people bent on changing the course of history. Written under the pen-name Anders Teller, this stand-alone thriller has all the hallmarks of the popular Mike Stanhope mysteries – including its surprise ending.

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More striking than fiction?

Scottish Cycle Tour 1943

Scottish cycle tour 1943

Two young women, one English and one Scottish, set off from Crieff at the height of the war to tackle the Highlands on bicycles. How did their plan work out? You can find out by reading their diary on this site. It brims with warmth and immediacy, and brings to life an almost forgotten aspect of that increasingly distant time.




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Coronavirus - does anyone want to read about that?

Where should the coronavirus pandemic figure in modern mystery fiction? Should it figure at all? It seems to me as I write this (late 2022) that most of the world is doing its very best to forget it ever happened. By that reasoning, arguably no one wants to read about it in a novel.

Yet back in the day, it was all-preoccupying. It was a massive part of our lives. You couldn’t switch on a radio or TV, or speak to a friend or relative, or browse social media, without hearing something about it. It was everywhere. So how much of that constant awareness should be reflected in fiction set at that time? ...

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You don’t need a physical Kindle device to read a Kindle book. You can read it on almost any tablet computer, or even on a smartphone (this works surprisingly well). And of course you can read it on a laptop or desktop computer. The secret in most cases is just getting hold of the free Kindle app.

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Escape Sequence 

A mystery drama 

by Peter Rowlands



This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to real
people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Certain real organisations and locations are mentioned, but
all events and activities relating to them are entirely fictitious.


Peter Rowlands has asserted his right under the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
to be identified as the author of this work


© Peter Rowlands 2015. All rights reserved. 


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