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M.A. Comley

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in Luton, Beds, The United Kingdom




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New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. Over one million copies sold world wide. I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that's when I turned my hobby into a career.

When I'm not writing crime novels I'm either reading them or going on long walks with my rescue Labrador, Dex.

I hope you enjoy reading my books, especially the Justice series, Cruel Justice, Impeding Justice, Final Justice, Foul Justice, Guaranteed Justice, Ultimate Justice, Virtual Justice, Hostile Justice, Tortured Justice, Rough Justice, Dubious Justice, Calculated Justice, Twisted Justice, Prime Justice. There are several novellas and short stories in the series too.


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Cruel Justice
Impeding Justice
Final Justice
Foul Justice
Guaranteed Justice
Ultimate Justice
Virtual Justice
Hostile Justice
Tortured Justice
Rough Justice
Dubious Justice
Calculated Justice
Twisted Justice
Prime Justice
Heroic Justice
And the latest release Shameful Justice.

I hope you enjoy the series.

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Impeding Justice (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: A gritty crime novel. After The Unicorn kills her partner, DI Lorne Simpkins knows if she doesn't bring the underworld criminal to justice soon, that she will be his next target. It's a race against time, she has a 24 hour deadline to meet before her kidnapped daughter is used as a human bomb by the Unicorn. Can Lorne track the criminal down before it's too late...
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Lovely stories

Every now and then we all need to take a breather from the genre we read to engage with something a little different. I loved these feel good short stories as much as Linda's other intriguing mystery and thriller novels.

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This is not my first book from this author and it definitely won’t be my last.

A really intriguing story that I devoured within a few hours.

Loved the idea of a fallen angel returning to earth to fix his future immortality.

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Killer on the Run by M.A. Comley
"Oh boy, this book was fantastic, I loved it from the start. We welcome back DI Kayli Bright and her team. She is called out to a traffic accident involving only one car, a lone female barely clinging to life who is then rushed to hospital. Was it..." Read more of this review »
Wrong Place by M.A. Comley
"Got into this book straight away, story just flows, characters are great, like DI Sally Parker and her team, plus it's set in Norfolk. Big bonus - local to where I live or downside, we are invaded by serial killers!

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Immoral Justice by M.A. Comley
"Oh Wow, what an amazing book Immoral Justice is! We welcome back DI Lorne Warner and her team as they tackle a case that gives them very little to go on and leaves them very frustrated. Then Lorne receives a threatening call from the killer, telli..." Read more of this review »
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Loved this unusual thriller. M Tilbury sure can spin an exceptional yarn, his writing is effortless from page one.

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Dale Thele M.A., thank you for the Goodreads connect.
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M.A. Comley No problem, Karin, it's a bit manic round here at the mo because I'm trying to get my second book finished ready to upload to Kindle etc next week.

Hope to chat soon


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Karin Kaufman Thanks for adding me, Mel!

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M.A. Comley Hi Julie, I've jsut instructed publishers to publish Impeding Justice and it should be out around Christmas time!!

I don't know if you know this but you don't need a kindle, you can download any kindle book to your PC, might not be too good for your eyes though!! lol

Keep in touch.

message 7: by Julie

Julie Will they release your work in book version? I wish they will and hoping that it will hit the bookstores in the Philippines. Oh! if only i can have my kindle right now lol!
yes! i understand dan brown's books are really time-and effort-consuming, I can imagine the rigorous researches and studies they conducted during the making of the book ^^. you're so cool Mel! might as well try James Patterson's books!

Thanks for all the infos. Bless you too ^^

message 6: by M.A.

M.A. Comley Bless you, Julie for your kind words. My inspiration comes from James Patterson and now Karen Rose, I'm a thriller girl by heart.

I have read and thoroughly enjoyed Dan Brown's books, especially Angel and Demons and of course the Da Vinci Code. I tend not to read or write for that matter books with a lot of descriptions, life's too short! lol

Good luck with your writing, if you are just starting out there are a few author sites where you can upload your work and get feedback from other writers. They're Authonomy (where my novel was voted the 2nd best crime novel of all time) and youwriteon.com. Make sure you mention that you're looking for genuine feedback, but never give up on your writing. Impeding Justice started out a terrible novel but hard work and committment have turned it in to what it is today. I sold over 100 copies in the first 2 weeks of releasing it on Kindle.

So have a go and have faith.


message 5: by Julie

Julie Sorry Mel for the delayed response. Wow, I am amazed, I wish I can write like you. Reading your work is truly a pleasure :)

I enjoyed the first chapter! ^^ It's great! well, I am not a well-rounded person when it comes to books. I mostly read YA stuffs so, I am expanding my preference now to reading more actions and reality-based adventures just like what you’ve written. The only novels that deviate from my usual preferences are those written by Dan Brown and now I am including Impeding Justice to my short list of action novels ^^, now I’m thinking of reading more just like this one. Wishing you good luck for the other installments ^^

And by the way, I am so delighted and inspired to do my stuff now more than ever. Thank you Mel.

message 4: by M.A.

M.A. Comley Hi, I'm in Normandy the North of France and it's a beautiful day here but very cold about 6 degrees, we've just started our winter. I'm just about to walk my two dogs, need to wrap up today.

I've never been to the Philippines it looks very beautiful though.

you should try to write, you're obvioulsy interested otherwise you wouldn't have joined the group.

I've only been writing for 8-9 years but I'm really proud of my achievments so far.

This is the first chapter of my book.

Let me know what you think, have faith and things will go your way.

Speak soon, time to venture out now.


message 3: by Julie (last edited Nov 18, 2010 11:54PM)

Julie I live in Philippines. As for now yes, weather here is kinda unpredictable ^^ sometimes it's hot, then suddenly it's raining.
wow, I wish I can see France someday! how about your place? how's the weather there? ^^

wow, so glad to join the group, I wish I can be a writer someday.

message 2: by M.A.

M.A. Comley You're welcome, Julie.

I live in France. Is the weather still nice where you are?


message 1: by Julie

Julie Thank you Mel :)

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