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Boycott of the Oscars

January 21, 2016

I have a lot of sympathy for the many African-American actors who feel that the Oscars do not reflect the diversity of America arts; Samuel L. Jackson’s performance in The Hateful Eight deserved a nomination at least. But is a boycott of the ceremony the best way to express their frustration? Their actions may result in positive discrimination and an African-American winner in 2017 will feel politics rather than talent was the primary deciding factor in their achievement. Equally, a nominated white actor may miss out even if his/her performance was miles better than the other nominees.

The boycott risks creating more problems than the one it is attempting to solve.

The Val Bosanquet Mysteries

December 1, 2015

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Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015

I trust that all my American readers have a great Thanksgiving with their families and friends.

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November 20, 2015

Most of my readers will appreciate that I am the world’s worst marketeer. My total annual posts on Facebook, Twitter, etc, can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Because of my almost total lack of social media presence, readers frequently email me asking if there’s a list they could subscribe to so they would be kept informed of events in the AJ Davidson world. At long last I have added a subscription list to my web page. Just click on the last button on the main navigation menu.

Just don’t expect to hear from me too often. I’m a man of few words.

Publication Day for A Stillness Lost – A Val Bosanquet Mystery

October 26, 2015

Following Catalina’s liver cancer diagnosis, a broken Val and his friend Dave travel to Guatemala in a last-ditch attempt to trace Rosa Silva, Catalina’s sister, missing for over twenty years. Within twenty-four hours the two men are fugitives, desperate to remain one step ahead of the Guatemalan police, and totally unaware that an old adversary and the ruthless Zeta cartel have them in their sights. Their hunt for Rosa exposes a mountain village’s dark secret dating back to Guatemala’s civil war and leads to a showdown with terrifying consequences.

A Stillness Lost

Blurb for A Stillness Lost

October 21, 2015

A Stillness Lost

Following Catalina’s liver cancer diagnosis, a broken Val and his friend Dave travel to Guatemala in a last-ditch attempt to trace Rosa Silva, Catalina’s sister, missing for over twenty years. Within twenty-four hours the two men are fugitives, desperate to remain one step ahead of the Guatemalan police, and totally unaware that an old adversary and the ruthless Zeta cartel have them in their sights. Their hunt for Rosa exposes a mountain village’s dark secret dating back to Guatemala’s civil war and leads to a showdown with terrifying consequences.

A Stillness Lost – manuscript finished for the sixth Val Bosanquet mystery

October 14, 2015

A Stillness Lost

I’m running about a month late this year, but I have just finished the manuscript for A Stillness Lost – the sixth in the Val Bosanquet mystery series. Set against the stunning majesty of Guatemala, A Stillness Lost may be my best work so far. The great book-buying public will soon have the opportunity to decide for themselves.

Val and Dave come up against two sets of protagonists from earlier books in the series: Tamzin London, the rogue MI6 intelligence operative, and the feared Zeta cartel.

The manuscript will now be subjected to three edits before being published, probably around the start of November.

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