John Dolan

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"Makes a living by travelling, talking a lot and sometimes writing stuff down. Galericulate author, polymath and occasional smarty-pants."

John Dolan hails from a small town in the North-East of England. Before turning to writing, his career encompassed law and finance. He has run businesses in Europe, South and Central America, Africa and Asia. He and his wife Fiona currently divide their time between Thailand and the UK.

John is the author of the Time, Blood and Karma series.

Time, Blood and Karma


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Everyone Burns (Time, Blood...

3.82 avg rating — 627 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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A Poison Tree (Time, Blood ...

3.98 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Hungry Ghosts (Time, Blood ...

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Jim Fosse's Expense Claim

3.96 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Running on Emptiness (Time,...

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"So, the Kho Samui PI, David Braddock is back. And I am delighted. I first met Braddock in ‘Everyone Burns’ while recuperating in a Chiang Mai hospital and was instantly hooked. I went on to read, in sequence, the three novels that followed, compri..." Read more of this review »
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When an assassination takes place in Guadalajara, the Caldera family calls in MSA - the international security firm - to protect its members. And so the war begins, headed up on MSA's side by Jacob 'Jack' Dezhnyov (the 'cossack' of the series title). ...more
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Imaginative, witty, erudite. A canter through several decades of British decline seen through the eyes of various families. Believe the hype. Fantastic.
Restless Earth by John Dolan
"David Braddock is catnip.

Okay, that's not all. John Dolan introduces an entirely new structure for his complicated hero, and I like it. Restless Earth is cinematic in scope, moving between the London, New York, Bangkok, Greensboro and Samui as the..." Read more of this review »
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When Love Casts a Shadow by Electa Graham
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If you're a fan of the 'Cassandra Myles Witch' series, this short interlude-tale is a great bonus and a page-turner read. If you're unfamiliar with the series, I suggest you read Book 1 first, otherwise there is a danger you will lose out on some of ...more
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good back-catalogue of popular novels, must be in want of a wife."
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Francis Peter Sainsbury, a stockbroker, disappeared seven years ago after defrauding his clients of several million dollars. And every year he taunts his pursuers with photographs of himself in exotic climes, with his arm around a young Oriental girl ...more
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“As someone once said, SINCERITY is the single most important human characteristic. So once you can fake THAT, you're made.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

“I would be a fully-paid-up member of the 'I Hate Paperwork Club' if I could summon the enthusiasm to fill in the application form.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it; or because it is in your traditions; or because many speak about it; or because it is found in your religious books; or because your teachers and elders believe it; or because you have become attached to it from habit.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I leave Sisyphus at the foot of the mountain. One always finds one's burden again. But Sisyphus teaches the higher fidelity that negates the gods and raises rocks. He too concludes that all is well. This universe henceforth without a master seems to him neither sterile nor futile. Each atom of that stone, each mineral flake of that night-filled mountain, in itself, forms a world. The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”
Albert Camus

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it; or because it is in your traditions; or because many speak about it; or because it is found in your religious books; or because your teachers and elders believe it; or because you have become attached to it from habit.”
John Dolan, Everyone Burns

“Do you know, by the way, that German is the only language in the world that has a word for ‘pleasure derived from the misfortune of others’? Schadenfreude.”
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“My job is to assist you in finding the answer that is right for you. Not the answer that would be right for me.”
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message 10: by John

John Dolan Blak wrote: "Nice to meet you, John! All the best. :D"

You too, Blak :)


message 9: by Blak

Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, John! All the best. :D


message 8: by John (last edited Jun 26, 2013 02:39PM)

John Dolan Tompopaageo wrote: "John wrote: "Tompopaageo wrote: "Hey John, thanks for the 'friendvite', looking forward to checking out your books and reviews."

You are extremely welcome - especially so as you are from my part o..."


OMG, you're a monkey hanger? ;)


Tompopaageo John wrote: "Tompopaageo wrote: "Hey John, thanks for the 'friendvite', looking forward to checking out your books and reviews."

You are extremely welcome - especially so as you are from my part of the world. ..."


Small world, Hartlepool here :)


message 6: by John

John Dolan Tompopaageo wrote: "Hey John, thanks for the 'friendvite', looking forward to checking out your books and reviews."

You are extremely welcome - especially so as you are from my part of the world. I'm a Houghton-le-Spring boy originally. Well, we all have our crosses to bear :-)


Tompopaageo Hey John, thanks for the 'friendvite', looking forward to checking out your books and reviews.


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John Dolan Carole wrote: "Hi thank you nice to know you."

It's mutual, Carole :-)


Carole Gill Hi thank you nice to know you.


message 2: by John

John Dolan D.E.M. wrote: "Thanks for the recommendation on The Steward by Christopher Shields, John! How's all with you?"

Hey, thanks! I'm good. As usual not enough time for writing, but that's life. How's 2013 treating you DEM?


D.E.M. Emrys Thanks for the recommendation on The Steward by Christopher Shields, John! How's all with you?


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