Ted Tayler

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Ted Tayler is the international best-selling author of The Phoenix series:

“The core message in my Phoenix novels is that justice is not being served today. The Phoenix believes criminals should pay for their crimes; the current system fails to deliver the correct punishment. His fellow Olympus agents help redress the balance.”

December 2019 saw the launch of his latest venture, The Freeman Files:

“With Gus Freeman and his cold case investigations there will be bursts of frantic action, of course, but they will be interspersed with romance, humour and country life. Life is all about balance, isn’t it? Good and evil, love and loss, laughter and tears.”

“I think of myself as a storyteller; with each successive book, I hope I get better at it. I’
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Ted Tayler I've been very lucky in that so far I haven't had any real concerns regarding long term 'blocks'. What I do when I get temporarily stuck is, I get up …moreI've been very lucky in that so far I haven't had any real concerns regarding long term 'blocks'. What I do when I get temporarily stuck is, I get up and go and do something completely different for a couple of hours; perhaps I watch some sport, potter around in the garden or go shopping with the wife!
When I get back to writing it's a lot easier to pick up the thread and get on with things than if you sit and stare at the blank page for hours on end.
The other tip I would give is, stick to writing about things that are in your comfort zone, then at least you can be confident that you know what you're writing about. If you need to include something you know absolutely nothing about, don't try to 'wing it', do loads of research, make copious notes and then the battle is already partly won!(less)
Ted Tayler I enjoy communicating with people. If it’s verbally, face to face, then that’s fine and I enjoy that too; however, I can reach more people with the wr…moreI enjoy communicating with people. If it’s verbally, face to face, then that’s fine and I enjoy that too; however, I can reach more people with the written word and long after I’m gone the books I’ve managed to get finished will be available somewhere, for anyone who wishes to read them. I don’t have a ‘message’ to get across; I’m simply a storyteller. Being a writer allows me to tell stories.(less)
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Sentence Of Death by A.P. Martin
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"Elementary"

There wasn't a lot of deduction required to work out who did it. The grandiose opera backdrop might lift things for some readers but nothing really worked for me with the main characters. Clavel and Snow are as mismatched a pair as I've c
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Right Behind You by Rachel Abbott
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"All the fun of the fair. A switchback ride with a delicious twist"

The more you read of certain authors, you realise what it is that makes them stand out from the rest. Many writers of crime fiction base everything on the lead detective (male or fema
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Bloodline by Brian O'Connor
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"A racing certainty"

There's no such thing in the real world, but between the covers of a book it's a different matter. A terrific story line, great characters and twists galore. Even if you're not a racing fan you can't fail to be swept along with th
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The Lies She Told by M.A. Comley
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"Tells it like it is"

As easy-to-read thriller with a familiar cast of characters and settings. This author is never pretentious, she just tells it like it is. Dialogue is true-to-life and earthy, and the story line rattles along at a decent pace. Wha
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Killing Mind by Angela Marsons
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"Delivers the goods"

You know what you're going to get with Kim Stone and her team. Several story threads, some relating to the murder case in the spotlight, and others that follow the personal lives of Stacey, Bryant and Penn. The format offers endle
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See Them Run by Marion Todd
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"Thrilling police procedural"

A gripping story with strong characters and beautiful settings. Hard to fault it.
Final Deal by Ted Tayler
"I like this series as I’ve gotten attached to the characters.
Somewhat dismayed in that the author never finishes a story. I’m sure it’s his way of continuing purchase of his books to finish the last chapter of the previous book.
After reading the fi" Read more of this review »
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A Corpse Called Bob by Benedict Brown
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"Quirky"

There are very few writers who can match Agatha Christie in the murder mystery genre. It's almost impossible to add humour of this style into the mix. As a result, after a promising start I found myself increasingly irritated by Izzy and her
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The Keeper of Secrets by M.L.   Rose
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"Continues to impress"

Another competent thriller with a strong story line. Maybe a trifle cliched, maybe book 3 might recover the promise of the first book.
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