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Take a Look in my Shorts
Crime writer, John Goodwin has put together this eclectic collection of his shorter works. It is intended to allow readers to dip in when they have a few minutes to kill without having to break off midway due to pressing business. However it does contain a compelling five part period drama that might tempt you to read on. The Short stories and articles, both humorous and philosophical. include the famous “Socks” trilogy and are sprinkled with the odd poem and the authors personal comments.
Review on Amazon
by Robert Barker

5 stars A wonderful, quirky collection you have to read.

9 December 2018

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Mr Goodwins crime novels, I wasn't sure how I would find this. I needn't have worried. This is an eclectic, and wonderfully quirky, collection of stories, poems and musings on subjects as diverse as socks, finding love, cheeky elves and whole lot of other stuff. Fun and funny-bordering-on-laugh-out-loud in places, imaginative, reflective and poignant, this is a great showcase of Mr Goodwins wordsmith skills - the sort of book you can dip into for 5, 10, or more minutes if you wish, and come away feeling a better person. This book is a must for anyone who loves quirky humour, and stories that make you think about what is important in life - and lonely socks! I loved it and look forward to more of the same from this highly talented author.

Meabh & The River in Me

This collection of poetry by acclaimed Irish poet Ann Joyce, features her Epic portrayal of Queen Meabh, known as the Warrior Queen, who is said to have presided over the province of Connacht.

Paperback available 11 June 2018. Hard cover out NOW.

Rich Imagination

Richar Palmer has come up with the goods again. More short stories and poems from our most prolific writer.

Richard Palmer has gathered together a collection of his shorter works. Both serious and light hearted, poetry and prose, from lifes rich tapestry, Often told with a twist or saucy aspect. With appropriate and sometimes inapropriate illustrations for your enjoyment.

Slow Hand

I suppose I knew from the first little jewel of blood that this would become addictive; that they would call me a serial killer.


DI Samuel Miller was never comfortable with people but, on his up days, he could be charming, intelligent and witty, even if a little insensitive. However, since the loss of his wife, frustration and self-deprecation tended to drive him into depression; his only escape, alcohol.

His investigation into the brutal murder of Sheila Delaney leads him into the convivial world of Modern Jive where he finds release and, to his surprise, romance. However Sam does not realise he is putting his ne lover in danger as he moves inexorably closer to tracking down the killer hiding under his nose.

Susie has cause to look back from her years of living in auckland mew zealand to the traumas, fears and happy times that led her there. but when that past resurfaces, she has to confront these feelings once more and deal with them forever. enabling her to continue her life with peace of mind.
The year is 2015 - Susie is living in Auckland New Zealand with her fifteen year old daughter. circumstances happen while she is preparing for her art exhibition at a friends gallery; her mind is spiralled back on a memory trip. a long held back, deep seated memory which she has not been able to face since the freak accident in which her husband died.

Nicos Whispers from Cyprus.

This collection of anecdotes and short stories, by Nicolas Protopapas, encapsulates the upheavals in a transitional period in the history of Cyprus. A portrait of how one man managed the changes from British rule in the early 20th century through revolution, independence, invasion and partition, up to joining the European Union in the 21st century.

Written with great humour the author tells stories from his youth through education, both in Cyprus and UK, to return to his homeland only to be driven out of his village by the Turkish invasion. Apolitical in their nature the stories apportion no blame just illustrate how through good efforts it is possible not only to survive but thrive in the face of adversity.

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Maggie's Secret

This is the story of Maggie and the people around her.

Traveling between England,  Australia, America and New Zealand. Their lives entwined in jealousy control and mystery. Suffering extremes of happiness, despare and determination.

Norm & Dig's Epic Adventure

Norman Knocker and Digby Dingle are going on an adventure and it’s going to be Epic. Follow the exploits of two friends who take a year out to prove that the world is round. Yes that’s right it is a fantasy.

On their way they must face: Itinerant Islands. Fearsome Flying Fish. Preposterous Pirates. Stormy Seas. Overzealous Officials. Punitive Puns and Ample Alliteration.

But don’t worry they have the support of Prudence and Sally, their girlfriends. They are aided by The captain & Crew of the good ship Lexi, a team of Great Green Gorillas and a bunch of Barmy Bankers

The Last Olympiad

Also available in all good online bookstores or as an ebook from or

Reviews of the Last Olympiad:

Review by: stu outhwaite on April 27, 2013 : 5.0 out of 5 stars 
A cracking good read, in the vein of Patterson, or Silva. A topical plot, with some interesting twists and turns.Well worth a read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)


5.0 out of 5 stars Fast moving plot with an exciting race against time, 6 Dec 2010



This review is from: The Last Olympiad (Paperback)

This was one of the books I took away with me on a two week break and I have to say it was the perfect book for a holiday read. It is easy to read and once I started the first page I couldn't put it down.

The plot revolves around Gavinder, a young disaffected British born Moslem. He becomes involved in a plot to plant an explosive device into part of the concrete structure of London's new Olympic Stadium. He believes it will destroy the stadium and cause the cancellation of the 2012 Olympic Games before it begins. However, Gavinder is only a pawn in the grander designs of his superiors and his naivety allows them to use him. He soon becomes embroiled with a vicious and brutal munitions expert, and that is only the start of his problems.

The fast moving narrative takes him across Europe, North Africa and back to London where he becomes involved in murder, rape, and has to keep his wits about him in order to keep himself alive in a race against time, adversaries and the ticking clock of the `Countdown to London' Olympic banner. Amazingly, along the way he manages to find love and friendship, but also disillusionment.

The author has made Gavinder very plausible as the gullible young protagonist and you find yourself understanding how his ingenuousness has led him to the path he believes he is following.



5.0 out of 5 stars A REAL PAGE TURNER, 3 May 2011


C. Anderson "CarolA" (South Coast UK)

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This review is from: The Last Olympiad (Paperback)

This is a very exciting novel, fast-paced and easy to read from the very first page. The protagonist, Gav, and his friend Raz are both very believable characters, very easy to empathise with. Because of Gav's vulnerability and innate goodness as a human being one really cares about what will happen to him. The baddies are suitably cold, tough and evil and up there with the best of Bond villains. It is a real page turner and perfect to take with you on holiday. AND, by the way, with the Olympic Games getting ever closer NOW is the time to read this book!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A timely explosive tale, 26 Dec 2010


Geoff Nelder "Geoff Nelder" (Chester, UK) - 

 This review is from: The Last Olympiad (Paperback)

I have watched this publication grow from a discussion with the author in Cyprus two years ago, and was proud to have aided him in the early drafts. It is a powerful story with an unusual viewpoint, and cunning plotting. The author used his own experiences to provide expert knowledge in the premise. Every security man should read this book. Every reader of thrillers will find pleasure in here too.



teresa elliott 

This review is from: The Last Olympiad (Paperback)

Having read the very topical storyline I plunged into this book with anticipation that did not let me down throughout the read. John Goodwin manages to shift easily between writing in this book a thriller, a love story and a crime novel, interwoven with cultural issues and a good dash of sex and violence. The books fast pace keeps the reader gripped from first to last page and I can recommend it to everyone - just make sure you have enough time and space to remain undisturbed as you won't want to put it down!


20 20 Visions

I have published a collection of 5 short stories on Kindle. To be honest it is a blatant promotion for "The Last Olympiad," but you might get a laugh out of "20 / 20 Visions,"

it is only 77p or free loan on Kindle Prime. The first story is complete on the free sample

Please check it out

John Goodwin

Anixe Publishing

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