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Phil Tyler Crime Thriller Series, Book One

 

Thriller, Crime Thriller

Date Published: February 2022

Publisher: Bleaknorth Publishing

 

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Past events cast shadows you can’t outrun. Wayne and Phil knew that better
than anyone, after what happened when they were children, bullied by
Wayne’s murderous brother. When Tyrone returns after many years, bent
on revenge, they are about to be drawn back into his dangerous world

Breaking Waves is a crime thriller set in a fictional seaside town in the
North of England. It is Book 1 in the Phil Tyler Thriller series. The
narrator, Phil Tyler, is a journalist on a local free sheet newspaper and he
tells the story in the first person present tense. Poor Phil is not an
heroic tough-guy type of protagonist; he has an antipathy to violence,
blood-shed and pain – especially his own. But he has a strong sense of right
and wrong and, even when faced with danger and the threat of death, he
cannot help but continue his pursuit of justice. He is very loyal,
especially where his friend are concerned. The novel moves between traumatic
childhood events, which involved him and his friends, and their consequences
in adult life. It is a tense, suspense-filled narrative but there is a lot
of humour in the book too, which occurs as he reflects upon the gap between
his natural antipathy to conflict and the menacing events he is caught up
in.

About the Author

Barry Litherland

Barry Litherland lives in the far North of Scotland with his wife and two,
lively springer spaniels. He has written several well-received novels for
adults – crime, paranormal crime, political crime in the main. He has also
written two novels for Middle Grade children (8-12 year olds) – The Jenny
Stories. He is currently working on Book 4 of the Phil Tyler series and will
soon publish his first Literary Fiction novel – ‘Dark Skies and Fireflies’.

 

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The Trophy Room Blitz

 

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Crime Thriller, Psychological Thriller

 

Published: March 2021

Publisher: Bleaknorth Publishing

What terrible secrets lie inside those doors?

It was to be an ordinary holiday by the sea for the Miller family, a chance to bond after difficult times; but when they meet a local family, the Trevelyans, they become embroiled in a dangerous and disturbing conflict with the unstable owner of Leybury Hall, and must face the terrifying truth of The Trophy Room.

Written in a mixture of second and third person, this novel about the evil doings of the disturbed and psychotic inhabitant of Leybury Hall. The novel flirts with gothic horror but is, at heart, the story of families brought together to face terrible truths. Children from both families play a central and disturbing role.

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A young boy approaches the watchtower along the cliff path. He is alone and intent on some game which absorbs all his attention. He swerves and circles, arms outstretched, and accompanies each move with excited chatter. He is about ten and has a mop of untidy red hair, and a rash of freckles.

So intent is he on his game that he doesn’t see the low, wooden door of the watchtower open, and a man step out, at least not until it is too late. When the boy does notice, he pauses, and his hands drop to his side. His shoulders hunch, and he stands there, waiting for the man to approach. The look of fear on the boy’s face seems to entertain the newcomer, because he offers an unpleasant smile—close to a sneer—and takes up a position blocking the path. The man is gaunt, with a sickly complexion, and his clothes hang loose, like they were intended for a stockier man. He’s in his mid-twenties but has a pinched, shifty look, and a hollow face which makes him look ten years older. There’s something cold about him, too, and a glint of malice lingers around his mouth and eyes. He has the air of someone who would pull the wings off a butterfly, just for fun.

The boy senses the danger and looks around for other walkers, but it’s early and it’s October, and there is nobody else out. They are alone on the cliff.

Are you following me, Sammy?’ The man’s voice curls around him like a snake, then it darts a poisoned tongue. ‘Because if you are—’

About the Author

Barry Litherland

Barry Litherland is a writer of character-driven crime / mystery thrillers, sometimes tinged with the paranormal. His books have received excellent reviews and are commended for the quality and depth of the characters, the reality of the settings, the strength of the narrative and the quality of writing. He lives in the far north of Scotland with his wife and two springer spaniels.

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