Hindu Reincarnation Memory Club (HRMC)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale. Reincarnation – known as Punarjanma – it is one of the core beliefs of Hinduism that is generally accepted by many of its practitioners. Reincarnation is the natural process of birth, death and rebirth. Hindus believe that the Jiva or Atman (soul)Continue reading “Hindu Reincarnation Memory Club (HRMC)”

The Eight Wives of Henry VI society (EWH6)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale. This society, known familiarly as the “The Eight Wives”, is an umbrella organisation for groups who believe a number of conspiracy theories regarding English history, including the theory Henry VI had eight wives, a record that Henry VIII tried to break withoutContinue reading “The Eight Wives of Henry VI society (EWH6)”

21st August – Book Review – The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler

The English crime novelist, Charles Latimer, is in Istanbul when he hears that the body of a famous criminal, Dimitrios, has been found in The Bosphorus. In order to garner some background information for his new book, Latimer decides to find out more about Dimitrios who has been in most parts of Europe at oneContinue reading “21st August – Book Review – The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler”

Broken Umbrella Menders Association (BUMA)

An extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale. After a rainstorm the one guaranteed sight is a profusion of broken umbrellas strewn around on the wet ground. Most of the time these items are thrown into the rubbish. However, in Leeds this is not the case. Members of the localContinue reading “Broken Umbrella Menders Association (BUMA)”

Office Life – Example chapter

Wood parked his car as close to the office door as possible. He didn’t particularly like exercise as it tended to show his smoking in a bad light. Joan and Trandorf jumped out of the car and headed to the door. “That bloody Phil Bracewell is outside again,” said Trandorf pointing, “he’s hiding behind theContinue reading “Office Life – Example chapter”

Office Life – Example chapter

Wood parked his car as close to the office door as possible. He didn’t particularly like exercise as it tended to show his smoking in a bad light. Joan and Trandorf jumped out of the car and headed to the door. “That bloody Phil Bracewell is outside again,” said Trandorf pointing, “he’s hiding behind theContinue reading “Office Life – Example chapter”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 9

Valladolid has a bewildering array of churches, statues, palaces, and plazas. I started in the Plaza Mayor, built after a fire in the 16th century. The buildings are all painted in a rich red colour, including the Ayuntamiento or City Hall, which takes pride of place on the northern side. This plaza was the firstContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 9”

Office Life – Example chapter

Wood parked his car as close to the office door as possible. He didn’t particularly like exercise as it tended to show his smoking in a bad light. Joan and Trandorf jumped out of the car and headed to the door. “That bloody Phil Bracewell is outside again,” said Trandorf pointing, “he’s hiding behind theContinue reading “Office Life – Example chapter”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 8

Pat Walker had a single seat for her journey to Valladolid from Burgos. She placed her bag on the rack and glanced through the window at the police presence on the platform. According to the posters, a tourist had been attacked two days ago near this station. There was no description of the attacker, butContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 8”

She’s Coming For You – Chapter 7

The tall man with three day’s growth of beard leaned against the black flag on the wall and listened to his friend talking on a satellite phone. Rapid bursts of Arabic were being exchanged as the evening sunshine came through the blinds and cast a shadow over the paintings on the wall. There was aContinue reading “She’s Coming For You – Chapter 7”