Jersey’s Secret Assassin

April 19, 2013 in Action & Adventure, Books, crime, Espionage, Fiction, Military Fiction

Jersey’s Secret Assassin – an Action, Adventure & Suspense Novel by Eddie Kirkup

A story that starts in Jersey in the Channel Islands and is concluded in Cyprus, another island, but this time in the Mediterranean, a little nearer the maelstrom that is the Middle East. One connection between them is that two brothers each live on one of the islands. The story begins when Richard, living in Jersey, seems to have been the victim of a tragic domestic accident that results in his death. Frank, his brother, knows differently, not only had he been speaking to him shortly before he died but he also knew there was no way his brother would have died under the circumstances described. He may have been two thousand miles away but he knew his brother had been murdered. What he didn’t know: who was the secret assassin that killed him?

Secret Assassin

The Secret AssassinFrank does what only a brother must do, he travels to Jersey to find out for himself the truth of what has happened to his kid brother. One thing for sure is that whoever did this is going to be sorry. Richard may have been a reporter and used to getting his nose where it wasn’t wanted, but Frank was a different character entirely, he had no fear of physical conflict and was very capable of taking care of himself.  Something he was able to demonstrate very soon after his arrival in Jersey; much more effectively than the so called hard-cases of the criminal fraternity expected.

It doesn’t take long for Frank to make a few friends and a lot of enemies. He also realises that there are sinister undertones around his brother’ death and a connection with another, seemingly unrelated, death. He also discovers police corruption at the highest level, criminal activities and a secret plan to disrupt world peace. Problem is, who can he trust, who are the good guys and who are the assassins, criminals and murderers.

The Secret AssassinUnfortunately he finds out who some of the good guys are when they meet their demise trying to help him out. He manages to get out of Jersey before the same can be done to him and takes his story to Interpol. He gets short shrift from the CIA when he offers to help them find the killers. They make it clear that they place him as a rank amateur and advise him in the strongest terms that he should return to Cyprus and keep a low profile, while they and Interpol  deal with what are becoming serious criminal and political threats.

Trouble is Frank doesn’t know the meaning of ‘low profile’, especially when there are still assassins and criminals running around, one of which secretly murdered his brother.

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Author Spotlight – Susannah Carlton

April 4, 2013 in Articles, Author Spotlight

Author SpotlightLike many of the authors published by Moulin Publications via eBook Issues, Susannah Carlton has led an interesting and varied life not only as a British female writer, but also as a teacher and a counsellor specialising in domestic violence. You will see from her Amazon Profile that she has worked in both England and Sweden  and now lives between her home in Somerset and a flat in Paris France.

This is Susannah’s  ‘author spotlight’ and her opportunity to reveal to you some of what she has learned about becoming a writer and the author of her first novel Lonely Mirrors a saga about the life of a family affected by the illicit affair of their father when he was a doctor in the second world war based in Egypt.

The Susannah Carlton Interview

Q) What was it that inspired you to write your book and how did you select the story line?

A) I’ve wanted to try and write a novel for some time just to see if I could do it. Get to the end that is. That was the first and major hurdle, not whether it was any good or not. I’ve always had a lot of respect for anyone completing a novel – and now I’ve got even more. I’ve written a number of plays in the past and had them performed on the stage and on television and radio but I found writing fiction more difficult. For a start you have to write, at least most of the time, in proper sentences and I found describing things very tricky. Too many adjectives? Not enough? In a play you can put it all into the stage directions and let someone else do the work. But I did enjoy writing what was going on inside someone’s head. And I wanted to write about the unreliability of memory so I thought I’d try with several stories that would inter-connect and go backwards and forwards in time. The starting off point was the death of my father who died when I was a child. There are some true biographical details in the novel. He was on the last boat to leave Crete, he did then go to Egypt and later back to London. But that was all. I don’t really remember him so I made him up and now this character is the basis of my memories of him in a way like Albert Einstein becomes Margaret’s father.

Q) How long did it take you to write the book and did you have a schedule for how much you worked on it each day? Read the rest of this entry →

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