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Andrew Barrett

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in Wakefield, The United Kingdom
June 20

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Hi everyone,

My name is Andrew Barrett and I live and work in West Yorkshire.

My work focuses on the world of Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCOs or CSIs). I try to offer a unique insight into this often dark landscape; after all, I've been doing it as a career for over twenty years.

Thanks for looking,

Andy

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Andrew Barrett I began writing the new Eddie Collins book back in March 2017, but put that on hold after 17k words to work on a book specifically for Bloodhound…moreI began writing the new Eddie Collins book back in March 2017, but put that on hold after 17k words to work on a book specifically for Bloodhound Books. That new book, provisionally entitled Dancing at the Devil's Door is now pending editorial work.
So, for now at least, I'm back on the new Eddie book - and loving it!(less)
Andrew Barrett Hi Frederick, I'm very happy to say that indeed they will. Already The Note is there and live, and in a few days (10th July) The Third Rule will be…moreHi Frederick, I'm very happy to say that indeed they will. Already The Note is there and live, and in a few days (10th July) The Third Rule will be live too. Over the coming weeks, all of the Eddie Collins books will be live on Amazon, being re-published by Bloodhound Books.
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Story Execution – (contains spoilers) 


This is my answer to a recent question posed on the Advance Readers Team on Facebook. Click here to go to the page. Here is that question: Can you tell us how you develop a novel plot?


I find neither the ideas nor the execution easy.


Ideas don’t come to me easily. I usually get a small part of a scene only – I think my muse just likes to see me sweat. From...

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"Thankyou to NetGalley, Bloodhound Books and Andrew Barrett for the opportunity to read an ARC of The Third Rule. I really appreciate it.
I have read Andrew Barrett on previous occasions, so when the opportunity came along to read this novel, I jum..." Read more of this review »
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"This is a very good thriller. It takes a while to get going and is a bit slow in places but overall you have to like Eddie Collins. Highly recommended."
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"This was certainly a book with plenty of meat to get your teeth into. The Third Rule was a long read at 624 pages, but I just couldn't put it down. CSI Eddie Collins and his journalist buddy Michael (MIck) Lyndon are up against a corrupt governmen..." Read more of this review »
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" David wrote: "Looks like Christmas came early in the Barrett sector :-)
Congratulations, Andy."


Thank you, David! I must say, it's done rather well, bet
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" Thanks for this superb review! "
Andrew Barrett made a comment in the group A Good ThrillerGroup Reads - Upcoming Readalongs topic
" Sound advice Magnus and Sean, thank you. At the risk of running this thread right off topic, I shall keep this brief.

When the current book is finished
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" Delighted to hear you're back behind the pen, David. Savour it :) "
" Janet wrote: "No worries, Andrew, thanks for being a great author here and taking time out. Much appreciated. :)"

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“Use your intuition. Picture how things happen, why they happen. Don’t stick rigidly to first impressions, and once you’ve read the rule book, throw it away. Better still, burn the bastard.”
Andrew Barrett, A Long Time Dead

“Fear was a wonderful propellant, and such a strong exponent of survival, even at the cost of others. Civility, it seemed, was the first to perish in a disaster.”
Andrew Barrett, Stealing Elgar

“The Troll was well over seven feet tall, and smelled of body odour and Germolene.”
Andrew Barrett, A Splendid Salmagundi

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“Use your intuition. Picture how things happen, why they happen. Don’t stick rigidly to first impressions, and once you’ve read the rule book, throw it away. Better still, burn the bastard.”
Andrew Barrett, A Long Time Dead

“No one mentioned the sad piece of tinsel, naked in places, hanging across the chimneybreast, nor that Twelfth Night was a week ago. No one mentioned the two Christmas cards on the mantelpiece. No one mentioned them because inside they were blank.”
Andrew Barrett, A Long Time Dead

“There was noise in the corridor outside Alice’s office; and though it was nothing of concern, they separated. Roger stood, fingers tucked into his waistcoat pockets, admiring prints on the wall that held no interest for him. The noise was Melanie, but her voice, a length of razor wire wrapped in a soufflé, eventually faded.”
Andrew Barrett, A Long Time Dead

“The bullet smashed through the right lens of Winston’s glasses and slammed him back against the lounge wall. Ozzy was expressionless as his old friend slid down the wall leaving a smear of red behind him. Above his creased body, a gob of pale tissue clung onto the light switch. “Aw, Winston,” he said, “you did have a brain after all!”
Andrew Barrett, Stealing Elgar

“Some things in life could not be solved or even contemplated by a rational mind. Roger’s mind, however, had ceased being anywhere near rational about half a bottle of Grand Marnier ago.”
Andrew Barrett, Stealing Elgar

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Carole Gill Hi thanks so much for adding me, Andy.


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