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John Bainbridge

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John Bainbridge is the author of the thrillers. The Shadow Of William Quest, Deadly Quest and Dark Shadow, set in the Victorian underworld of the 1850s and Balmoral Kill and Dangerous Game - Golden Age style spy thrillesr set in the 1930s.

Also published two Inspector Abbs mysteries set in the 1870s, A Seaside Mourning, a novella A Christmas Malice, and The Seafront Corpse and The Holly House Mystery, detective novels set on the south coast of England in the 1930s.

John has written four historical novels in the series, The Chronicles of Robin Hood. Loxley, Wolfshead, Villain and Legend are now available. These take the legendary outlaw back to a gritty medieval reality.

John, a countryside access campaigner, has written three non-fiction boo
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John Bainbridge Don't wait for inspiration. Usually it comes after you start writing. If you're really stumped, start with a character doing something, even if he/sh…more Don't wait for inspiration. Usually it comes after you start writing. If you're really stumped, start with a character doing something, even if he/she's just walking down a street. Keep going and more will come.(less)
John Bainbridge I've just finished the sequel to my Victorian thriller "The Shadow of William Quest", which will be out in about a month. So at the moment we're busy …moreI've just finished the sequel to my Victorian thriller "The Shadow of William Quest", which will be out in about a month. So at the moment we're busy with final proofreading etc. (less)
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A Christmas Malice (Inspect...

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Speak for the Dead – Kindle Sale

My wife Annie’s latest Inspector Abbs mystery “Speak for the Dead” is on sale for this week only on Kindle for just 99 pence/cents.

This is the first time we’ve offered the book at a lower price.

The novel is also available as a paperback.

Secrets and murder in the fog of Victorian London.

When a grieving architect is stabbed by an intruder, the case seems simple enough. Only Inspector Josiah

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I really enjoyed this and was sorry to leave the author's world. Loved the rural Suffolk setting and the authentic 1930s atmosphere, deftly done. Reverend Shaw is a likeable amateur sleuth, his vocation giving him wise insights and
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This third book in the William Quest series takes Quest out of his comfort zone of London , at the request of some familiar friends, to hunt for a missing man. New associates and old adversaries team up in this intreging mystery. You won" Read more of this review »
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“Well, this is a deuce of a place to come,’ said Sergeant Berry, as he and Anders walked through the gates of the cemetery at Kensal Green. ‘I’m never happy in graveyards. Reminds me of how little time we have left. Why did they have to build the place so far out? We’ve been walking for hours. It’s damn near in the countryside!’ ‘And even here the long tentacles of London are stretching,’ said Anders. ‘See those houses they are building over there! The last generation would have known so much of this as farmland, but the inexorable grip of the city is closing round what were once pleasant meadows and woodlands. The place’ll spread over half England before it’s done!”
John Bainbridge, The Shadow of William Quest

“After she had spoken she looked out the window once more. Darkness had fallen and she could see only her own reflection in the glass. The intruder had gone, though she had scarcely noticed him slip away. She looked at herself in the window. Soon there would be no reflection of her anywhere at all.”
John Bainbridge, The Shadow of William Quest

“He looked up at the great grey peaks, some still topped by the remnants of the winter snow. He felt as close to happy as he ever got, the fittest he had been for a long time. His mind clear. Being in the mountains made him happy. He loved mountains. They were so much less trouble than people.”
John Bainbridge, Balmoral Kill: A Sean Miller Adventure

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

“I hate writing, I love having written.”
Dorothy Parker

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Aesop

“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.”
Stephen Fry

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