Lyndon Stacey all set to release No Holds Barred

Lyndon Stacey and Rebecca JenkinsWell, it’s all change! A brand spanking new website and a new book due out later this year. Exciting times.

The new book, to be called No Holds Barred, is the second in my new series featuring ex-police dog handler Daniel Whelan and his German Shepherd Dog, Taz. I’m not going to tell you too much about it because I don’t want to spoil it for you, but suffice to say, if you liked No Going Back, you should enjoy this one, too.

I hope you like the new website, designed for me by Alison at LA Marketing and Design. I love it, and with advances in technology, it should be easier for me to update myself, so watch this space for a (more) regular blog and news of upcoming events such as “Bodies in the Bookshop” at Heffers in Cambridge on the 19th July, where I will be available to chat and sign books if you so desire.

Back in May I attended the Crimefest crime fiction convention in Bristol. Always a fun event and a chance to catch up with fellow authors, as well as fans from all over the world. Great to see Dolores Gordon Smith, who writes a post WW1 crime mystery series, and Rebecca Jenkins (pictured with me at the Saturday night Gala Dinner) who writes a crime series set in rural Regency England and featuring the dashing ex-soldier, F R Jarrett.

Anyway, must go now – editing to do and dogs to walk. Hope you’ll keep checking back to see what I’m up to, and your comments – hopefully polite and civil – are as always, welcomed.

Book Reviews




Reviewer: TED FEIT (Long Beach, NY USA)

Date: 12th JULY 2010


12 of 12 people found the following review helpful

There are plenty of protagonists who are ex-cops turned PIs. On the other hand, there is but one former handler of police dogs who was forced off the force and now drives a truck delivering animal feed. Throw in a horsey atmosphere, a la Dick Francis, and you have the makings of a first-rate British mystery, which “No Going Back” certainly is.

Daniel Whelan, a ten-year veteran of the police force, was frozen out by his fellow workers after he disclosed detrimental information about the loss of evidence. He not only lost his job, but his marriage as well, and is also separated from his eight-year-old son. His only constant companion is Taz, a German shepherd retired as a police dog after being injured. Sort of a Rin Tin Tin and Lassie all rolled up into one, Taz is a super-dog in the grand tradition, and of course plays a major role in the novel.