Murderously Good Crime Fiction
About Me

Author of the Archer and Baines Novels



Thanks for dropping by my website.  Here you’ll find out all about me and my writing, including the popular Archer and Baines crime novels, The Scars Beneath the Soul and Dead in Deep Water and the third and latest novel, Evil Unseen.

You can also check out my other titles - the Lowmar Dashiel crime fantasy mysteries and the collection Dark and Deep: Ten Coffee Break Crime Stories.

To find your way around, just choose from the row of tabs at the very top of the page.

You can follow my Blog posts,  catch up on my latest news, and find out about events where you can meet me. There's also a page about Buckinghamshire's Aylesbury Vale, where the Archer and Baines novels are based.

I am always pleased to hear from anyone interested in my writing, so do drop me a message, follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook. Or sign up to my newsletter: just pop over to my contact page and drop me an email 
with 'Subscribe' in the subject box. Up to Monday 5 December, subscribers can enter a free draw for the chance to win a signed copy of the Archer and Baines novel of their choice. More details are on my News page.


I am a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors. A link to its website is on my 'Contact and Links' page.


"You’ll enjoy this if you liked Elizabeth George's Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Gillian Hamer's Gold Detectives series and Val McDermid's Wire in the Blood"
- J J Marsh, author of the Beatrice Stubbs novels.

"Dave Sivers excels in the police procedural and in human interest" - Alison Gray, author
of the DS Abby Foulkes novels.

“Wonderful characterisation… raises the crime series to another level” 
– Rosemary Gemmell, Author

"Archer and Baines are now firmly on the list of crime fiction series I follow and I highly recommend them to other crime series fans - Tracey Walsh, https://traceybooklover.wordpress.com/

"Had me hooked from page one... I had to stay up until 1 am just to find out what finally happened" - Linda Parkinson-Hardman, womanontheedgeofreality.com

"A cracker... full of action and suspense" - Chris Longmuir, Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution

"Skillfully plotted and fast moving" - Jane Isaac,
author of The Truth Will Out

"Moves the emotions at a profound level" -
Hilary Johnson, Leading Writers' Advisor

"A Masterclass in how to construct a short story" - 
Carole Matthews, Bestselling Author

"I've downloaded several indie books over the last year, and without doubt this is the best"  -
Lesley Cookman, author of the Libby Serjeant novels

"Well-written and full of tension" -
Tessa Harris, author of The Anatomist's Apprentice


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Aylesbury Vale
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