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A.J. Davidson

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AJ Davidson is a traditionally published author and playwright, who, in Spring 2010, made the switch to Indie. He is keen to explore the potential of a rapidly changing publishing world, and is enjoying the closer contact with his readers that e-books afford.

AJ has a degree in Social Anthropology. Married for 29 years, he has two children, a Harrier hound and a cat called Dusty.

Not one for staying long in the same place, AJ has lived in many countries across several continents. He has worked as a pea washer, crane-driver, restaurateur and scriptwriter.

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A quick update to tell you all that The Kingdom, my new Val Bosanquet mystery, is due for release in October. Val is asked to review a State Police investigation into the homicides of two deputies in the neighbouring parish. Meanwhile, his friend Dave involves himself in the discovery of a mass grave dating from the War Between the States. Faced with opposition, resentment and a further murder,...

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An Evil Shadow (Val Bosanqu...
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Wounded Tiger
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Churchill's Queen
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Death Sentence (Val Bosanqu...
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Sandman (Val Bosanquet Myst...
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Moon on the Bayou (Val Bosa...
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Paper Ghosts
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Piwko's Proof
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Defamed!: Famous Irish Libe...
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An Evil Shadow Death Sentence Moon on the Bayou Sandman
Val Bosanquet Mysteries (4 books)
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Moon on the Bayou (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 25, 2012 09:40AM
Description: The third title in a series of Val Bosanquet mystery thrillers, A. J. Davidson’s Moon on the Bayou combines murder mystery, body snatching and intrigue into a fast paced and entertainingly complex thriller. East Feliciana Deputy Sheriff Val Bosanquet’s day starts badly when a murder victim’s body is snatched from his crime scene. The discovery of a second victim makes his day worse. Although the murders do not appear to be connected, Val suspects that Mungo Call, the charismatic leader of Rising Sun, a pressure group fighting miscarriages of justice, holds the key. Val is aided by his friend Dave McElligott, a former member of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Together they plumb the unfathomable evil and extreme cruelty of a Mexican drug cartel.
Death Sentence (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 14, 2011 12:46AM
Description: Death Sentence sees the return of recalcitrant detective Val Bosanquet from An Evil Shadow. Val stumbles across Diane Laing, the victim of a ten-year-old abduction and the last of four young women who disappeared. Val's attempts to locate the other victims inadvertently puts Diane at risk. When she is abducted a second time, Val faces down the FBI and a bomber to rescue the woman he loves.
Piwko's Proof (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 24, 2010 01:38PM
Description: Harlan Coben and James Patterson fans will enjoy this book. When a FBI assistant-director is kidnapped, his captors demand the release of a death row inmate in return for his freedom. Only one man can assist the FBI's nationwide hunt. An inmate of Angola, Jim Piwko has information which might save the abducted man's life. But not everyone wants it known.
Paper Ghosts (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 24, 2010 01:37PM
Description: In the style of Harlan Coben. When counterfeiter Steve Stricker leaves prison he discovers that his former partner-in-crime was murdered on the same day he was arrested by the Secret Service. His attempts to bring the killer to justice exposes a family torn apart by incest and political corruption. Steve shares what he knows with the Secret Service agent who arrested him, but can he be trusted?
Wounded Tiger (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Aug 24, 2010 01:35PM
Description: Fans of James Patterson will enjoy this book. A serial rapist stalks the streets of Malahide, a genteel coastal town ten miles north of Dublin. The police have few leads, but then someone turns the table on the attacker by targeting his sister. Detective Sean Horan is faced with unravelling a very tangled web. A complex crime thriller set in post-boom Ireland.
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The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
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I confess that I have a soft spot for Penny's books even though I find them sickly twee. There is no doubt that she is a talented storyteller but this is her weakest story yet. The search for Clara's husband revolves around some paintings he has sent...more
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The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
The Skin Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #11)
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It's been a while since I've read a Deaver book - his James Bond story made me lose interest - and I thought his book was an attempt to rekindle his popularity to the level of The Bone Collector. I found the story interesting enough and learnt a lot...more
Missing You by Harlan Coben
Missing You
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I like Coben's writing and style, but I thought this book was far from his best. He fits in too many threads and ties himself into knot trying to have them all resolved. The twist is so obvious as to be meaningless. Coben needs to remember that simpl...more
A Song for the Dying by Stuart MacBride
A Song for the Dying
by Stuart MacBride
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I like MacBride's books and this one was as good as I've come to expect. My books have been criticised (unfairly, in my opinion)for being too violent and gory. But compared to MacBride, I write cosy mysteries. If you are not put off by a sprinkling o...more
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Thanks fro taking the time to review An Evil Shadow. My apologies for the poor quality editing. Prior to a promotion, I rechecked the editing...more
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
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I am a huge Connelly fan, though more the Bosch books than the Haller books. I just can't get my head around lawyers as good guys, so different from my personal experience. However, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys a c...more
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“order a bottle of wine, drink a toast to his wife’s pregnancy, and forget all about Jackson for a few hours. Instead, he paid his bill and headed out. The warrant for Logjam was a month old and no dealer could stay out of sight much longer than that before his customers migrated to a new supplier. Logjam would have resurfaced by now. The first place he visited was a washout. So was the second. He moved on to a zydeco joint. It stank of flat beer and stale smoke. The customers paid him little heed as he nursed a Canadian Club and ginger at the bar. He hadn’t long to wait until he spotted who held the concession. The bartender handed three customers a complimentary book of matches each as he set down their drinks. Two of them already had cigarettes lit, their lighters squared neatly on top of their cigarette packets. Val called him over. “I’m looking for a friend of mine.” The man eyeballed him. “A guy like you has no friends.” “His name’s Logjam. Have you seen him recently?” The bartender wiped the zinc counter with a sponge cloth. “Never heard of him. Does he come in here?” Val set his shield on the bar. “Have you”
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