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Season’s greetings

We are heading towards the end of the year and, in time-honored fashion, I thought I’d take stock of the past 12 months.

The first thing that should be said is that outside the giddy world of writing, we have been living through pretty nasty times. Wars and violence perpetuate across our planet, not least in the Ukraine and Middle East. But allow me to focus on more parochial matters.

This last year I have continued to receive fabulous – and much appreciated – support from so many readers across the planet. Thank you.

My writing output drew to a near standstill from June onwards, with a combination of general ill-health combined with eyesight issues from September until a couple of weeks ago. I am pleased to say that I can now see fully again, which will give me a chance to complete the second Jake Adlins novel, Habeas Corpus.

In response to my poor writing opportunities over the summer, I launched my first audiobook of The Bowery Slugger, which is available directly from my website or on Kobo. I also have kicked off a subscription service on Ream for those of you who would like to show more support and receive early access to my writing.

I often send out a feedback survey to my newsletter folk this time of year, but I am not sure that it makes sense this time. Why? Because I haven’t been able to take action on last year’s responses, and I don’t want to waste your energy. My intention is to return to Jewish gangsters after I complete the Jake Adkins trilogy, but this is unlikely to get started until the tale end of the year. More info will follow – you can be sure of that.

So let me end by wishing you health, happiness and a pinch of wealth over the coming year.


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