Before I start I just want to say what a privilege it is for me being given the opportunity to write a guest blog entry!
My name is Peter Gordon and I am the author of the DI Daniel Fox series. The first of the series entitled, 'From A Distance', is available to pre-order on Amazon Kindle, priced at just £1.99. The book has already overwhelmed my expectations with sales registering in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States! The DI Fox series falls under the genre of crime thrillers with DI Fox and his team solving serious crimes that occur in our very own Thanet!
I have lived in Thanet since the age of 4 and attended Cliftonville Primary School before going to Chatham House Grammar School. From there I was caught by the buzz of London, attending the University of Greenwich reading Primary Education. After graduating I returned to Thanet and have been a primary school teacher in the local area for the past two years and am loving it!
I have been an avid fan of the crime thriller genre for years, enjoying the classics - Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the much ignored John Dickson Carr, before moving on to devour the modern delights of Peter James, Mark Billingham, MJ Arlidge and many others! Interesting note - best-selling author Peter James has personally pre-ordered his copy of 'From A Distance'.
The reason for locating the series in Thanet was a no-brainer! Thanet is beautiful with many unexplored places that have been crying out for recognition! This book features the village of Minster, Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs (the home of DI Fox!). I have walked the routes that my characters have walked and I'm sure that many of you out there will have done too!
The main character so to speak of the story is introduced really as 'The Watcher.' This character has the important task of opening and closing the book. The thoughts of this character make up a good chunk of the book, allowing the reader to have more knowledge than DI Fox and his team for the majority of the story. He is the 'villain' of the story so to speak. He becomes infatuated with different women, following them, photographing them before eventually taking them.
For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to check out the blurb, here it is for you to enjoy:
The first in a gripping new series set in the South East of England.
Someone is watching Sophie Brown.
The Watcher has been following her for weeks, photographing her every move, forming a relationship with her in their mind.
When the Watcher sees Sophie Brown out with another man, he snaps, abducting her, convinced that he can make her love him.
Detective Inspector Daniel Fox is a man who has suffered personally for the sake of his career. He and his team are tasked with the responsibility of finding Sophie and bringing her home.
As the investigation progresses it becomes clear to DI Fox that the Watcher has been playing a game with the Police and is always one step ahead.
With the pressure growing on DI Fox, one question remains; Can he stop the Watcher?
I have begun writing and planning the second in the DI Fox series and have enjoyed picking up where I left off with the characters that remain. One of the things that I have tried to include with 'From A Distance', apart from having a good main story, is to provide good back stories and sub plots for readers to enjoy alongside the main action. This has allowed me to carry these forward for the sequel.
Hopefully people will enjoy the familiar world that I have created and not only want to read more from this series but also want to recommend to their friends and family. Even if you don't have a Kindle you can download the free app on smart phones and tablets and enjoy the wonders of Kindle without having to fully own one! The release date for the book is Friday 22nd May 2015. If you have pre-ordered like many have already, it will automatically download to your device at midnight for you to begin enjoying when you wake up!
You can follow me on Twitter - @PeterGordonUK and you can also following the book series on Facebook - DI Daniel Fox Series. Here you will get to see reviews, news and much more!
Finally before I sign off, I would like to thank Don Wood for his support of 'From A Distance'. I appreciate his effort and everything he does for the local area!
Thank you and happy reading!