THE END AND THE BEGINNING

DOORS CLOSE AND DOORS OPEN

 

DOORS OPEN - MY BOOKS ARE NOW ON DISPLAY AT

THE LITTLE BOOK COMPANY, GABLES ARCADE, RANGIORA - the best bookshop in the district. Thank you.

DOORS CLOSE AND RE-OPEN

Inevitably when finishing a book which has been worked on for years there is a sense of closure.

What next?

My mind was blank until I re-read the final chapter and asked myself.             Is this the end for Mike Daly?

I had grown to like my key character MIKE DALY and I will not say how Twelve Thousand to One ended - but that last chapter seemed to call for a sequel or even a trilogy (if I live that long!).

So a sequel or a follow-up was born, which will send Mike researching the WWII Battle of Arnhem and Oosterbeek when he finds his late father's diaries and documents dating from 1944.

NOW ALL SYSTEMS GO!!

 

TWELVE THOUSAND TO ONE

 After two, no, maybe three years I have written the FINAL Chapter and have a plan for the next episode - and maybe beyond

AGENTS - PUBLISHERS - READ ON

WHO IS ROBERT PRESTON?

Is he Kathy's mysterious Englishman who drinks in her Christchurch bar?

The passsport supports this identity

OR

Is he George Dixon a childhood friend of Mike Daly who remembers him when they raced Roaring Liz through the quiet streets of their Lincolnshire village?

The passport photograph convInces him - the distinctive scar can belong to one else.

WHOEVER IT IS, HIS SKELETON LIES IN THE BUSH OFF A DESERTED TRACK IN NEW ZEALAND.

In his search for the truth Mike uncovers a New Zealand bloodstock scam and we relive those financial piracy days following Rogernomics before it all fell down in 1987. Days of legal financial piracy and the time of housewives' stocks and shares clubs, Racehorses and gambling on the stock exchange.

Briefly we meet Mr Asia, and the violent drug baron Terry Clarke, and are threatened by a Bikie gang.

England in the sixties and seventies, the growth of the drug culture and the West Indian Yardies. We are introduced to  Sinjon from Jamaica  and his Manchester coke financed Nightclub.

Dixon, hiding  from French Albie after his  land scam went, wrong meets Irish Paddy by chance in a Richmond hotel. He is an  expert on racehorses who introduce him to the New Zealand 1984 financial euphoria.

WAS IT GEORGE DIXON'S SKELETON = OR ROBERT PRESTON - OR RODGER JONES OR EVEN PADDY O'HARA BURIED IN THE  BUSH AT STOCKYARD BAY?

TWELVE THOUSAND TO ONE UNRAVELS THIS MYSTERY.

CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

     

 

 

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12.10 | 19:10

Jerry- I am so glad to see that you are firing on all four cylinders, your impish sense of humour comes through again in this piece. Regards, Brian.

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09.09 | 14:44

A fascinating history I don't know of any community libraries let alone one with this continuing story

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04.03 | 22:21

wow Jerry that sounds great . CarolMcQueen Believe it or not under your & encouragement I have started . !!!!
Hope to catch up Jan C.

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20.10 | 23:15

Great work Gerry. Look forward to reading the completed article. Will contact again after the World Cup winner is known

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