Other Books

Other Books

The Big Needle

1974 | Thriller
Apples loves money and beautiful women – and he has plenty of both. With his young daughter dying from a heroin overdose, Apples does not take on the local pusher – that’s not his style. He takes on the top man, Mr Big H and his brutal, multi-million pound drug racket. Apples encounters violence, sex and intrigue in London and Marseilles in this knife-edge thriller of relentless revenge… That’s his style.

The Big Black

1972 | Thriller
A pornographic photograph of Apples and his lovers; a blackmail threat to a key Common Market negotiatior. Two mysteries leading Apples, the relentless avenger, through a web of intrigue from Brussels to the New York empire of power-crazed Joshua Hind, The Big Black. Can the unstoppable Apples hoodwink his way into the Big Black’s 13th floor lair before the crucial European vote? A pacy sequel to The Big Needle.

The Big Hit

1975 | Thriller

Winston Divine is a star – a brilliant, successful musician. Tycoons fight to manage him; girls and critics love him. So why is he acting so scared? He rings an old friend, Apples Carstairs, and dies minutes later. Apples wants to know why – and uncovers a web of bribery, blackmail and corruption extending throughout the music business. At its centre is a fat spider. Apples treads on the web. The spider pounces. Third and last in the Apples Carstairs series.

The Shakeout

1975 | Thriller
Roper is an industrial spy – a brutally ambitious and effective infiltrator, working for a man known only as ‘Palmer’. He takes on a rival spy network to manipulate a major takeover. But he finds more than he bargained for among the bitter politics and infighting. And all his plans are threatened when one his chosen pawns, a beautiful and clever woman named Ann, break down his defences and he falls in love.

The Bear Raid

1976 | Thriller

Industrial super-spy Piers Roper takes on a Wall Street raid. But who is calling the shots? Leaving the job to sharp young executive, Clayton, Roper lifts the lid on a savage Mafia scene, is framed for a brutal murder and is then betrayed by the beautiful Louise. Clayton reveals a secret Government deal that almost defeats Roper. But Roper is a winner. The dynamic sequel to The Shakeout.

Amok: King of Legend

1976 | Thriller

Harry staggered back – the tree had moved. In wave of horror, he understood what he was seeing. The ‘tree’ was a huge, fur-covered leg. He stared up into a huge, distorted, almost-human face. A great paw the size of an automobile swooped down. He had found the Amok, and the first thing to do was to get himself and Purity out of danger. But the beast had vanished. And so had the girl.

Capricorn One

1978 | Thriller

Capricorn One: the first manned flight to Mars. The countdown has already begun when the life support system fails so NASA plans a 30 billion-dollar fraud. The ship blasts off on schedule, but the live footage of the landing comes from a film set deep in the Arizona desert. When the capsule burns up on re-entry, NASA is left with three live astronauts who they want dead fast.

Other Books

The Mystery Hideout

1976 | Children's

When Mick first meets Izzie on his paper round, he thinks he’s stuck up. But on the school football field, Izzie proves the perfect partner… and he knows a way into the derelict Kellerman’s Studio. Inside, the two boys find more than old props. They stumble on a sinister demolition plot and the key to a series of bank raids. As the plot unravels, the barriers between the boys begin to crumble.

The Power Twins

1976 | Children's

When Uncle Grigorian asks Fritz, Helen and Jonathon to stay with him on his farm, all seems normal. They soon find, however, a space capsule in the farm shed and that ‘Uncle Grigorian’ is really a messenger from outer space! The children are given special powers and sent into space to settle a dispute over control of a planet. Together, they hunt for a solution to save the planet from destruction.

The 99th Wife

2019 | Children's

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a sultan who had ninety-nine wives. But, as soon as the marriage is pronounced, his last wife, the young and beautiful Katerina, begins to get bored: locked in the seraglio, she dreams of meeting love, the real one… This book was translated and published in France as La Belle et L’Oiseau.