A Manchester Mystery Thriller

A Manchester Mystery Thriller
Shortly after 9 p.m. a young woman left the River Bar of the Lowry Hotel, Salford Manchester. She paused, as her mobile phone rang. It was to be the last time it would ever ring. She was dragged backwards the few feet towards the river Irwell. It was an easy task for a strong man to lift the petite girl onto the low railings and heave her into the murky waters below. The Gent investigates. BUY NOW ON KINDLE   NOOK   APPLE   KOBO

A Manchester Mystery Thriller

A Manchester Mystery Thriller
It is early morning in Manchester. At Castlefield Basin an Elvis impersonator wakes, to find a body slumped on the back of his narrowboat. A knife is sticking out of the man’s abdomen. Fingerprints on the knife are not a match to Elvis. During police investigations, they return to find that he and the boat have disappeared.
A rich lady believes her toy-boy lover, the drummer in a rock band is stealing from her. He is found murdered one evening in the band’s dressing room. A maths student at Manchester University is leading a double life as an escort. Her body is found floating in Castlefield Basin. Is the connection the missing narrowboat? The Gent investigates.
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HERON GONE FISHING

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HERON GONE FISHING. A Heron standing in a few inches of water in the bottom of the Shropshire Union canal at Middlewich, Cheshire. The canal suffered a serious breach in March 2018, leaving 20 boats stranded.
Middlewich breach caused by lock paddles left open. The canal breach wasn’t caused by an embankment collapse but by a ‘tsunami’ of up to 3 million gallons of water sweeping down from the lock above – where all four paddles had been left open.
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FORTALEZA da LUZ

 

Sunday, early afternoon eating a freshly made tuna salad lunch with a chilled glass of dry white wine. It is very warm, and the azure-blue Atlantic Ocean is calm, with only a couple of sailing boats drifting along. Suddenly the sound of Jazz-Blues music can be heard. We wonder where from, and then realise it must be from the Fortaleza restaurant on the rocks at Praia da Luz, half a mile away. The Fortaleza is an historic site, from Roman times, rebuilt in 1670, after an earthquake. Richard the Lionheart is reputed to have stopped off there on his way to the crusades.
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A Manchester Mystery Thriller

A Manchester Mystery Thriller
It is early morning in Manchester. At Castlefield Basin an Elvis impersonator wakes, to find a body slumped on the back of his narrowboat. A knife is sticking out of the man’s abdomen. Fingerprints on the knife are not a match to Elvis. During police investigations, they return to find that he and the boat have disappeared.
A rich lady believes her toy-boy lover, the drummer in a rock band is stealing from her. He is found murdered one evening in the band’s dressing room. A maths student at Manchester University is leading a double life as an escort. Her body is found floating in Castlefield Basin. Is the connection the missing narrowboat? The Gent investigates.
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ONCE UPON A TIME

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A sad and lonely wordsmith, sat down to write one day
He wrote an O and then he puffed upon his pipe of clay
He wrote an N and then he puffed, upon his pipe some more
He sat and toiled for quite some time, as hail beat down the door.

The hours passed and he laboured on, bereft of inspiration
Day passed to night, his pencil a sword, under candle and moonlight
His eyes grew weary, his head did fall, onto the table hard
His pencil it was broken into two quite separate halves

Time to end his labour now, for ‘twas end of the line
He mopped his brow, gazed out once more, to see the stars so bright
Looking down to his writing pad, he cast a wry old smile
His accomplishment on this sad old day read ‘Once upon a time’

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