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I’ve done an interview, all about my new book, A Fistful of Seaweed. You can find it on Sonya Alford’s book site, A Lover of Books.

If there’s anyone out there in the mighty Blogosphere who’d like to interview me or write an honest review of A Fistful of Seaweed, then please get in touch by leaving a comment or via twitter: @johnbayliss5 .


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“Not so much film noir as seaside gris”

The year is 1962 and Westerby-on-Sea is slumbering through its drab off-season. Life is quiet for J.F. Springer, Private Detective – and, although he dreams of emulating Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Sexton Blake, that is pretty much how he likes it…

Coming very soon is Springer’s first adventure, Five and a Half Tons. It will be published by Grey Cells Press on September 1st, and be available from friendly on-line book sellers on that date, and bricks-and-mortar book sellers soon after.

Springer now has his own Facebook page. As he lives in 1962, before the Internet (let alone Facebook) was invented, he’s left it to me to update the page for him. There’s not much there at present, but arriving on Friday will be the cover and the complete blurb of Five and a Half Tons. with more interesting stuff to follow.

And I do know he’d appreciate a few “likes” if you’re in the neighbourhood.


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Here we are again…

I’m afraid that there’s been a bit of a hiatus in the News from Westerby blog over the past few months. Sorry about that. That thing called “real life” got in the way, throwing a few curve balls and other annoying clichés in my direction, and I forgot to duck. Anyway, I have finally returned to the task of introducing Springer to the world, and I can confirm that Five and a Half Tons is well on schedule to be published on September 1st, available as a paperback and all the popular e-book formats. I will be revealing the cover (designed by the wonderfully talented B. Lloyd) to the world next week.

And another thing. Springer’s been having more adventures that needed to be written down, so I’ve been scribbling away as fast as I can to keep up with him. The poor man does get himself into some awful predicaments…

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