John had always wanted to write and when he gave up work as an Ofsted inspector in 2010 he turned his attention to his lifelong ambition. His first book, Nine Times in Ten, was published in 2011. Then he started to write Scholar’s Mate, a psychological mystery set in Sheffield. Drawing on his own experiences, it is the tale of an former headteacher with a conscience about his past.
A selection of 21 stories, Nine Times in Ten follows a number of well-created characters and scenarios, including:
Harry makes a Faustian pact in the world of professional football...
Eight-year-old Robert finds the body of his murdered friend...
Julie is transformed by a Roman love affair – will family ties frustrate her bid for freedom?
John consults a witch in Bogotá – will her predictions come true?