The first three chapters

Touch of Danger is the second book in my trilogy of books based on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands near Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. There are four sub-tropical islands in the group and Macleay Island is the central one in these stories. It’s also where I...

Naming the Horse

Desmond L. Kelly 2,250 words   21 June 2016 Mr Beaker Jones  sat at his desk, his elbows on the large and clean sheet of blotter in its holder with the blue leather, hand tooled corners. Between the fingers of his two hands he rolled and turned the shiny black barrel...

Three, Two, One…Blast Off!

On November 3rd I publish my second novel. Woohoo! God, it’s been a hard tough process and very expensive – but I suppose I really knew all that before I started. I’ve done it before. Mind you, it’s not all doom and gloom, not by a long shot. I think Ripple of...

Eighty-eight

Last July I turned 88 and  and that number always rings in my ears because as a youngster during the Second World War, I learned about the famous German piece of artillery called the 88. That was because it had the bore of 8.8cms or 88 mm. That in itself was quite...

Four Detective Series

I’ve been thinking about some of the detective TV I have watched over the last year, in particular: Foyle’s War, Inspector George Gently, Midsomer Murders and Vera. I don’t know if these series are’m  seen in the United States. It seems a long time since I saw a US...