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FREE ON AMAZON Kindleunlimited. Early morning. At Castlefield Basin an Elvis impersonator finds a body on his narrowboat. A knife is sticking out of the man’s abdomen. Fingerprints on the knife are not a match to Elvis. He and the boat disappear.A rich lady believes her toy-boy lover is stealing from her. He is found murdered. A maths student is found floating in Castlefield Basin. Is the connection the missing narrowboat? The Gent investigates.
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Narrated by Jonathan Trueman.
Following news of the death of his Aunt, Brad Johnson, an American, travels to Manchester UK, researching his roots. Whilst visiting an Art Gallery he suffers a heart attack. Forensic tests are not conclusive with natural causes. The Gent investigates the complex labyrinth of Brad’s family history. What does this have to do with the murder of prostitutes.

 

 

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Narrated by Jonathan Trueman.
Following news of the death of his Aunt, Brad Johnson, an American, travels to Manchester UK, researching his roots. Whilst visiting an Art Gallery he suffers a heart attack. Forensic tests are not conclusive with natural causes. The Gent investigates the complex labyrinth of Brad’s family history. What does this have to do with the murder of prostitutes.

COUNTDOWN TO TERROR

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MANCHESTER TERROR

In 2012, against the backdrop of the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games a group of young men are being prepared to form an Islamist terrorist cell in Manchester. On a break to the British Museum in London, a plea for help from a young woman, embroils the Gent in their terrorist plot. A frantic search in London ensues, to discover the terrorist’s hideout and what the target is.   Learn More

Caldo verde

Caldo Verde

Caldo verde (green broth) is the most Portuguese of soups. It comes in different versions but Maria de Lurdes Modesto, the doyenne of traditional Portuguese cooking, recommends a simple preparation used in the village of Marco de Canaveses.  Here’s the recipe.
Gently boil 500 grams of potatoes, 3 garlic cloves, one sliced chouriço (meat sausage) and some olive oil.  Crush the potatoes with a masher. Add the shredded Galician cabbage for just a couple of minutes (avoid overcooking the cabbage). Dress the soup with olive oil. Serve, preferably in a clay bowl, and accompany with broa, a Portuguese corn bread.
The soup has the colors of the Portuguese flag: green from the cabbage, red from the sausage, and yellow from the olive oil. You find caldo verde everywhere: in homes and restaurants, in places where fado singers gather, and in festivals and fairs. The soup is so popular that vendors in farmers’ markets have a special shredder to make the distinctive strips of Galician cabbage that are the hallmark of caldo verde.
As with many traditional recipes, the origin of this soup is lost in time. There’s no recipe for caldo verde in the cookbooks written by Domingos Rodrigues in 1680 or by Lucas Rigaud in 1780. But these chefs worked for the royal family, so they probably shunned peasant cooking. The soup is mentioned in several 19th century literary works and it is the first recipe in Culinária, an influential cookbook published in 1928 by António Maria de Oliveira Bello.
Caldo verde is often served at midnight on New Year’s eve. Its comforting taste helps everyone feel warm and optimistic about the New Year!

A Manchester Mystery Thriller

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A Manchester Mystery Thriller
Following news of the death of his Aunt, Brad Johnson, an American, travels to Manchester UK, researching his roots. Whilst visiting an Art Gallery he suffers a heart attack. Forensic tests are not conclusive with natural causes. The Gent investigates the complex labyrinth of Brad’s family history. What does this have to do with the murders of prostitutes?
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