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A Crocus from Jerusalem

A CROCUS FROM JERUSALEM

The story of Corporal Frederick Gubbins in the Middle East in 1917.

Fred was a country boy who survived the sinking of the troopship Transylvania in a U-boat attack and marched with General Allenby’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force through the Holy Land to capture Jerusalem. One of his last acts before he was killed in action near the city was to send a dried crocus to his sister Irene. Fred was 19 years old.

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MEET DANNY LANCASTER

The Wreck of The Margherita

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THE WRECK OF THE MARGHERITA

Where is the missing cargo?

When the cargo ship Margherita sheds her load in a Channel storm, Danny Lancaster and his mates go beachcombing. But among the mangled containers they find more than they bargained for. The fuse is lit for a bonfire night confrontation. That’s when the real storm breaks.

“A good dose of gritty realism and strong dialogue”

“A dark, sexy and intelligent novel”

Death Squad Book

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DEATH SQUAD

Who’s murdering members of a 70s dinosaur rock band?

Camilla D’Allessi’s “simple” surveillance job leads Danny to a gruesome discovery at the farmhouse of music legend Mickey “Tattoo” Carpenter. Suddenly Danny is wanted for murder. But nothing will stop him hunting the two murderous maniacs for a high-octane showdown of mud and fire.

“Great stuff with lots of bodice-ripping by bullet and basic instinct”

“Action aplenty. Great stuff, packed with thrills and spills”

Rough Diamond Book

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ROUGH DIAMOND

What is the secret of Kaapse Kobra?

Marion Carter wants to find her husband. Jessie Shafto is looking for her lost love. For Danny Lancaster, it’s two easy missing person jobs. But it’s never that simple. Two people who know the secret of a plane crash in Namibia have travelled halfway across the world for the Demon’s Eye.

“A helter-skelter story of human emotion and family loyalty”

“Plenty of sex, violence and humour”

Rock Hard Book

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ROCK HARD

How far do you go to help the man who saved your life?

When Danny Lancaster gets a call from an old Army friend it looks like a chance for a sunshine reunion. But Pogo is broke, sick and in serious trouble with smuggler in Gibraltar. Unseen eyes are watching. Lives are in danger. The two friends are way out of their depth.

“I could not put this down. Gripping, thrilling, entertaining”

“Genuinely so much better than a lot of better known authors”


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GARGOYLE PIXIE DOG

The clock is ticking as Danny hunts the Gargoyle.

When young homeless street artist Cat goes missing her rough sleeper friend Hooper asks private investigator Danny Lancaster to find her. But how do you trace someone with no address, job, credit cards, no social media – a woman who lives off the grid?

PLUS six short stories

“If you like gripping crime thrillers this will be right up your street”

“An enjoyable read with twists and turns that surprise”

OTHER BOOKS BY BILL TODD

GUNNER

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GUNNER

The story of Sgt Leslie Todd and the 90th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA

GUNNER is the diary, photos and postcards of an ordinary soldier who served through the Second World War in the UK and from Normandy to Germany in 1944-45. The book also includes extracts from the regimental war diary and history.

“One of the most unusual books I’ve read about a veteran”

PIGTAIL PILOT

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PIGTAIL PILOT

A young woman who might have become the RAF’s first female pilot.

The 17-minute flight ended in tragedy when the training aircraft spun into the ground, killing a World War Two veteran and a young pupil who might have become the first woman to gain her RAF pilot’s wings.

Bill Todd - Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I’ve spent most of my working life as a journalist and was pleased and surprised to win an award for my travel writing. Before that I tried all sorts of jobs including furniture removals, photography, teaching and running a magazine group.

Travel writing is not all cocktails under the palm trees but it’s a fantastic job that has taken me to more than 40 countries, from the pure white wastes of Arctic Finland to the ancient deserts of Namibia.

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