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Abiding Evil CoverAbiding Evil by Alison Buck

May 2007

Paperback ISBN 978-0-9552206-3-0 512pp £9.99

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A sleeping menace is roused deep in the darkness of the forest. For decades it grows, biding its time, reaching out to tug at the ordinary lives of those living beyond the shadow of the trees.

Their children begin to disappear.

Unaware and unsuspecting of the danger, a group of families, friends for many years, journey to a newly re-opened hotel. It stands alone in a clearing a mile or more within the forest boundary.

For some this will be their last reunion.


Devoted Sisters coverDevoted Sisters by Alison Buck

May 2006

Paperback ISBN 978-0-9552206-1-6 224pp £9.99

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Elderly sisters Lizzie and May live quiet, ordered lives in the house in which they were born; their self-imposed seclusion and the unchanging predictability of their lives shielding them from the changing world beyond.

But the day comes when this protective isolation is broken; the world outside forces its way in. A stranger appears, unsettling them, bringing with him the threat of danger, upheaval and violence.

Fearful and alone, with all semblance of comforting routine wrenched from them, Lizzie and May are driven to desperation. Dark memories emerge from their buried past as the sisters gradually slip from reason into their own confused realities, within which even their former carefully regulated world seems only a distant memory.


Library of the Soul coverLibrary of the Soul, a Peter White mystery by Simon Buck

Feb 2006

Paperback ISBN 978-0-9552206-0-9 312pp £9.99

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For years the CIA have been using a poison designed to cause a heart attack and then disperse without a trace. Now a batch has gone missing.

   On a visit to Rome, Peter White is recruited by his old friend Costanza into the oldest secret society in the world, in order to help her solve an urgent problem. Cardinals and other clerics around the world are dying of unexpected heart attacks. Police authorities are not interested as there is no evidence of foul play. But Costanza believes someone is using electronic cash and a betting website to fund and coordinate a campaign of murders that will ultimately lead to the assassination of the Pope. She and Peter must track down the killer before any more people die. Using the world’s largest supercomputer, deep in the Secret Archives beneath the Vatican Library, they lay an electronic trap and wait. But when the Library itself becomes the target of an audacious plot to steal a 2000 year old manuscript, the problem suddenly becomes much more personal.


Crypto da Vinci CoverCrypto da Vinci, a Peter White mystery by Simon Buck

November 2009

Paperback ISBN 978-0-9552206-2-3 288pp £9.99

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One Queen, two Kings, a Cardinal, a genius and a misnamed Righteous Elector. Just another day in the life of Peter White! Three people, from different times, with different motivation, but in a similar dilemma, united by a secret code.

   Passion: Queen Anne, married after a fairytale romance, caught between a loveless marriage to her husband King James and the guilty secret of her brief affair with handsome seducer, Frederick the Righteous – unknowingly the father of her daughter Elizabeth. Years of repression come to a puissant climax when James announces his intention to marry Elizabeth to Frederick’s son. Aghast, Anne has nowhere to turn but the religious leaders she was brought up to despise and who are hated by the rest of the English court.

   Obsession: Leonardo is also caught between Church and State. The Cardinal of Aragon persuades the world-renowned genius to apply his talents in the “service of God” to fulfil a dream of freeing the populace to spend their time in divine worship. The King of France, in awe of Leonardo’s brilliance, but no intellectual lightweight himself, is dubious of the Cardinal’s motivation and cautions Leonardo. Leonardo may have nowhere to turn but away from the religion with which he has only recently been reconciled.

   Truth: Peter White’s life suddenly becomes complicated when he discovers the key to a cipher system, invented by Leonardo, hidden in the illustrations of a 17th century book. Soon Peter and his closest friend Al discover that this cipher has been used to hide both Anne’s confession and the journal of Leonardo’s anguished journey through the Cardinal’s project. But uncovering truth can be very dangerous, especially when it threatens the very legitimacy of the British monarchy.