Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Wake up to a FIVE STAR review
Who Else is There? (Mike Newman mysteries)What a great start to the day when you find another 5 star review has been added to your novel.
The first Mike Newman mystery, "Who Else is There?" now has a straight run of SIX 5 star reviews on amazon com and SEVEN on!

Then, when I opened Twitter, I find ths -@ByDennisSheehan: "Philip Catshill is one of the best writers in England and happily now here in the US. Check him out at Amazon: "

What else can I say - except thank you!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Friday, 25 November 2011

My first ever blog interview came out recently, so if you have time, please have a look. 
I picked this up from FaceBook and thought I would add my own comment on behalf of Dads

♥ A mom thinks about her kids even if they're not with her.
♥ A mom loves her kids in a way that they will never understand (until they have their own!).
♥ A mom will be there for her kids when no one else will.
♥ A mom loves her kids even when they neglect and hurt her.
... ♥ A mom will catch a grenade, take a bullet, stand in front of a train, & ask God to take her instead of her child or Grandchild....
♥ A mom loves her kids to the moon and back and more! xoxox ♥
♥ If you are a mom and have a child or children whom you love more than anything in this world, copy and paste this to your status


this is from me: The only difference between a mum and a dad then, is opportunity. There's a lot of dad's out there that are not allowed to see their children or grandchildren, let alone love them, protect them, provide for them, care for them, encourage them, support them, share their joy or their tears. There is nothing more cruel than to deny a dad the opportunity to know his grandchildren.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

The Royal Sheikh


Just occasionally, it’s good for an older man like me to get away from the blood and musket adventure or crime thriller that would be my preferred genre, and settle down to read a good old fashioned romance, and that’s exactly what I found in this book. I read this novel from beginning to end which says a lot for it, because all too often recently, I have found the “Romance” genre to have been hijacked by being unnecessarily descriptive of bedroom intimacy, which quite frankly, turns me off. So if you like a straight forward romance… this is a great book but it is not steamy. It’s a good old fashioned romance where girl meets boy but boy isn’t all that he seems. What I really enjoyed was the way that the writer keeps the story moving. Even though I was not burdened with endless character descriptions, I am left with the feeling that I know the main characters personally. Now that’s the sort of achievement I like in a novelist.  I enjoyed reading this novel but I didn’t quite love it. It therefore falls between 4 and 5 stars on the Amazon scale.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Suffer Little Children

My second novel is now published for EReaders, (Kindle etc) Suffer Little Children on Amazon UK
This is the link to Amazon UK although of course, the  novel is available at and Smashwords. 

I have marked it for adult reading.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

You can now leave a comment without needing to register. You are welcome to leave comments on any of my blogs, but in doing so, please be aware that if it is positive and encouraging, I may refer to it or quote from it on TWITTER, FACEBOOK my WEBSITE

My next book in the Mike Newman mysteries will be called "Suffer the Children" and is currently going through the editing process and should be released very soon, but I am struggling to find suitable artwork for the cover, Still, something will turn up.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

And another stunning 5 star review!

Thanks to all the readers of my novel 'Who Else is There?' The crime fiction Ebook has now been given a fantastic 5 star review on both sides of the Atlantic.  Click  the underlined words to see the review at Amazon USA  and the second 5 star review at Amazon UK 
and while you are visiting those pages, scroll down and add a tick to the tags, tick them seperately please. Apparantly just agreeing with them all together has no effect. These tags help in the ratings, as do the 'like tick' at the top of the page. I hope everyone else is enjoying the novel as much as the two reviewers. I feel so encouraged that I intend to work that little bit harder getting the second Mike Newman story finished as soon as possible. Thanks again.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

My first review

'Who Else is There?' on Amazon US

What a fantastic day! I've been waiting for a review and here it is.... 5 Stars!!!!
Click the link and have a read! Click here for Amazon US

If you are not in USA or Canada, the download is available at Amazon UK (click here)
or for Barnes & Noble, Nook, Sony etc, you can get the download from Smashwords (Click here)

Saturday, 3 September 2011

I set out today to see if I could get 1000 likes on my novel at
At the moment I have 8

Please Click here and add a like tick!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Who Else is There? My first Crime novel

Who Else is There?
Click on the cover for the
Amazon USA
"Look Inside" page.
This is the cover design for my
first novel published as an EBook.
When the newly promoted Police Sergeant, Mike Newman receives treatment from a junior doctor, she becomes suspicious about his injury. When the doctor is savagely attacked, detectives are horrified when they realise that not only has the brutal attacker killed ten years before, but the killer is one of their own. There is a killer in their midst. There is a killer is in the police!

What do you think of it?

  • Click this link to find this EBook at Amazon UK* (no 'look inside' on this site)

  • Click this link to find this EBook at Amazon USA

  • Cllick this link to find this EBook for Sony, Nook, and other formats