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UK Novel Writing Competition


Both The Oligarch and Corruption of Power have reached the Second Round of this prestigious competition


Corruption of Power wins Outstanding Thriller of 2016 Award


CoP has won the Outstanding Thriller Award at the IAN Book of the Year Awards


Corruption of Power on promotion in Amazon Summer Sale

The kindle edition of CoP is included in Amazon UK's summer sale from 8 July to 31 August, during which time you will be able to buy it at only 99p. Great value for this award-winning political thriller


Author interview on Dusty Pages

Check out my interview with Sonnet O'Dell on her great literary blog, Dusty Pages. You will find a link to it on my Press & Media page


Corruption of Power wins another award

The critically acclaimed Corruption of Power has been awarded a Bronze Medal in the eLit Book Awards 2016 in the Mystery Suspense Thriller category.


New author interview on Wednesday 9 May

My interview with the excellent literary blog, Lisa Haselton's Reviews & Interviews, is due to be published this week. You will find a link to it on my Press & Media page.


Meet the author charity event

Meet superb author Frank Westworth at charity event on 12 May for Porlock Community Library organised inter alia by Murder Mayhem & More. Details:https://goo.gl/RsBHGw. Highly recommended.


Corruption of Power wins award at Independent Publishers Book Awards 2016

The International Mystery & Crime Bestseller, Corruption of Power, has been awarded a Bronze Medal in the Best Mystery Thriller E-Book category at the prestigious Independent Publishers Book Awards. This maintains the award-winning tradition started by THE OLIGARCH, the first in the Leksin thriller series, which itself won a Silver Medal in the same category three years ago.

Awesome Indies Approval

Corruption of Power has been nominated as Approved by the influential Awesome Indies Books.


Read the latest review from Whispering Stories

New review of Corruption of Power on Stacey's excellent literary blog, Whispering Stories.


Corruption of Power newsletter - Issue #3

The March issue of the Corruption of Power newsletter is available to download from the download page of this website. Watch out for the tribute to Anna Politkovskaya, the brave, ant-Putin investigative journalists, shot down in her apartment by the President's thugs.


Corruption of Power continues to get rave reviews from Amazon customers

Just a reminder to Amazon customers that CoP is free to subscribers to Kindle Unlimited.


Corruption of Power newsletter - Issue #2

The February issue of the Corruption of Power newsletter is available to download from the download page of this website


#1 in Amazon's International Mystery and Crime Chart in Australia

Corruption of Power hit its highest ranking to date in February when it reached #1 in Amazon's International Mystery and Crime Chart in Australia.


Corruption of Power - Amazon monthly promotion

Amazon is a running a monthly promotion for Corruption of Power throughout February.


The Oligarch - free Amazon promotion

The Oligarch will be free from Amazon worldwide during the period 5 to 7 February.


Corruption of Power newsletter - Issue #1

The January issue of the Corruption of Power newsletter is available to download from the download page of this website


Just bought 'Capital Crimes'

Just bought newly-released book of short stories called Capital Crimes, which includes a story from the very talented author, Lambert Nagle. Can't wait to get stuck into it. (Take a look at http://www.lambertnagle.com/capital-crimes-featuring-the-lambert-nagle-short-story-contained/)


Winners of The Oligarch Competition

Congratulations to Fiona Myers, Robert Mills, Helen Baggott and 'Hubo85' on winning a free Kindle edition of The Oligarch: A Thriller.


Further blog coverage during first days after launch

Author interviews on Beachbound Books, Metro Reader, Walker Putsche blog & Books Chatter; Article on Russia as source for thriller writers in Judging More than Just the Cover; Reviews Snuggle Books, Catherine Rose Putsche, A Thrill a Week and Books & Such; and spotlights or excerpts on Books Chatter, Murder Mayhem & More, Book-o-Craze, CBY Book Club, Boom Baby, Reading is a Way of Life, and Fans of Fiction.


Amazon ranking two days after publication

CoP reached #37 in the Kindle Political Thriller chart tonight. Keep it up, everyone!


Two Wrongs on special promotion

The excellent short thriller, Two Wrongs by France Westworth, will be on special promotion on Amazon between 27-31 December


Blog coverage over publication weekend

CoP excerpts published on Reading Writings; Spotlights on Bookwormies and Celtic Lady; Leksin series spotlight on Books Chatter; Author interviews on Bookwormies and Lambert Nagle; Article on state-sponsored terrorism in Russia in We Read That Too; and Review in The Book on my Desk.


Corruption of Power publication date announced

Corruption of Power (CoP) will be published by Peach Publishing on 14 December 2015 and is available for pre-order from all global Amazon sites