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Patrick Brigham

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Patrick has been a writer and journalist for many years. He has published many short stories,newspaper and magazine articles. Born in the English home counties, he attended Public School and College before moving to London and embarking on his career. Having spent the last twenty years in South Eastern Europe, many of his stories are set in this part of the world as well as in Oxford, Hampshire and Berkshire.

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The author Patrick Brigham writes good mystery books, many of which are set at the very end of the Cold War and Communism. Featuring fictional police detective Chief Inspector Michael Lambert, he is often faced with political intrigue, and in order to solve his cases - which fr

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Patrick Brigham I am not really inspired, I have gone past that great moment. I just think to myself, what is my next book going to be about? Then, I get on and write…moreI am not really inspired, I have gone past that great moment. I just think to myself, what is my next book going to be about? Then, I get on and write it!(less)
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Goddess of The Rainbow (Humor)
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Description: Goddess of The Rainbow is a very Greek story involving the rain, and how flooding changes us, moves the finger of fate, and causes us to reflect on our lives. A series of short stories, they all happen in the Greek town of Orestiada. Stories which simultaneously interlink and become a part of the whole, center around Iris – the local DHL courier – who in Greek mythology is not only Goddess of The Rainbow, but also the Messenger of The Gods, thereby connecting the individual tales of this 16 Chapter book. In it there is a murderous estate agent, and his equally murderous wife, an aspiring artist looking for recognition in Athens, an estranged couple separated by time who rekindle their love, a Greek- Australian who is from Melbourne, and a visiting bus load of Russian women from Moscow. They have been invited by the mayor, in order that some of the winging local bachelors might find a suitable wife. There is an illegal Syrian immigrant, a disgruntled typically Greek mother who doesn’t want her son to marry at all, and a Greek Orthodox Priest who has lost his faith. All that and more; stories which come so beautifully together in the last chapter –fascinating and enchanting – which can be read and enjoyed individually, but put together, serve to make the whole novel greater than its component parts.
The Dance of Dimitrios (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: The Dance of Dimitrios is a mystery novel that mixes some of the horrors of illegal immigration with everyday events. DCI Lambert, who works for Europol - the European equivalent of the FBI - is sent to Greece in order to solve a cold case. Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lambert knows about people trafficking and the problems it causes governments throughout the world. Greece is the gateway into Europe for countless Middle-Eastern migrants, political refugees and terrorists. The story involves the discovery of a woman's body found floating in the River Ardas in Northern Greece. Believed to be of Middle- astern origin, she is buried in a communal grave along with other Islamic victims of drowning and promptly forgotten. When it is later revealed that she is actually an Englishwoman called Marjory Braithwaite - who has been living for some years in Greece - the British government turns to Europol for help. Realising that this probably means murder, DCI Lambert is dispatched to Greece.
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Description: It is the year 2000 and Sir Jerald Noakes, a leading City of London business tycoon, has fallen foul of both his own and the prevailing institutional greed. Very much a 21st century phenomenon, it seems that he has been chosen as a scapegoat by the British establishment, and soundly trounced for his misdemeanours. The fact that he is not from an old established UK family might have something to do with it, or that he is the upstart son of an émigré family emanating from somewhere in central Europe. The play begins in court, where it appears Sir Jerald, having been found extremely guilty on all counts, is now awaiting his sentence.
Abduction - An Angel over Rimini (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Penny Scratchford goes missing in Rimini and the State Police think that her parents are responsible. DCI Michael Lambert - now working for Europol - is sent to Italy as a Europol Liaison Officer to reopen this cold case
Judas Goat - The Kennet Narrow Boat Mystery (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Sitting in a Lloyd Loom chair on a Narrow Boat, moored on the Kennet and Avon Canal, a dead man stares into oblivion. Who is he and what is his name? Chief Inspector Michael Lambert from Thames Valley Police Authority unravels a murder case which stretches from Reading to Bulgaria, South Africa to Belorussia, and finally Taiwan to Peru. What at first appears to be a straightforward murder is revealed to be part of an international manhunt, the result of a major arms deal which has gone horribly wrong. The story begins with the discovery of a small mobile phone on the narrow boat and ends with the murder of a Chinese shipping magnate in the streets of London. Will anyone’s life be the same again and how will our provincial policeman cope with these different layers of intrigue?
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Patrick Brigham I have just completed the first draft of my newest novel, It is a stand alone fiction about a flood, and how this disaster affects the people in a small Northern Greek town.

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Is it about the peripatetic Iris, who works for DHL, and makes deliveries around town? Or is it about the rain which disrupts peoples lives, and steers them into areas of life which they prefer to ignore. Disaster caused by flooding is all too familier these days, but faced with its indomitable presence, how do people cope, and how do their lives change? Set in Northern Greece, Goddess of The Rainbow, is a story about how people cope with such a disastrous flood, and about how they live their lives, in the provincial town of Orestiada. The catalyst is Iris, she interacts between the various people, and helps to connect certain individual stories, which occasionally collide with one another, as the story progresses. Love, humor and angst abound, including the story of Iris’s own broken heart, and the eventual return of her childhood sweetheart. There are criminals, spies, and crooked arms dealers, and one tale even includes a priest who has lost his faith. But more importantly, it is the story of people whose lives are in disarray, who are clinging on to what they understand. The question is, what happens when the rain stops?
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Beth Hi Patrick,
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