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July 2020

Book 3 in the IMP series, Implant has now been released as an audiobook, once again narrated by Greg Wagland.

A ruthless criminal is picking off the inhabitants of a Yorkshire town. As the methods increase in cruelty, the pressure on the police mounts. A police constable ventures out in the middle of the night after a report about suspicious activity at a hardware store in a small town. The light is on, but no one seems to be around: only a ringing phone that will start a manhunt. When DI Gardener turns up to investigate further, he discovers a man in some difficulty. The kind of difficulties you experience when you've been screwed, crucifixion-style, to a wall. With the unfortunate victim – the nephew of the hardware shop's owner – beyond help, the town is put under lock down. And every possible suspect, including the uncle, brought in. It is not an isolated incident, and the killer has more in store. The detectives are soon led to another situation where a woman is perilously close to death. So close that it's a matter of millimetres. Delving further in the case will require careful inspection of the crime scenes and the murderer's torturous methods. In fact, they have been taunting the police by leaving a strange calling card. But only by working out the motive will DI Gardener catch the cruel killer.

Click here to listen to a sample and for ordering details.

Behind Four Walls is a new charity anthology compiled by author Francis Powell, and soon to be published by Arkbound. The collection is in aid of the Marie Curie fund and each story has the Covid-19 pandemic theme running through it. Ray's contribution is entitled, Ranger Man, and the author is only too pleased to have been asked to take part. Click here for further details and the chance to follow on Facebook. Francis has mentioned that they are also trying to raise money for the book with kickstarter: Click here for details.

June 2020

Impression, book 4 in the IMP series, has now been released. Detectives Stewart Gardener and Sean Reilly called out at midnight to a housing estate in Batley where they discover the dead body of a young woman pinned to the floor with a bayonet. Before the investigation is underway, Gardener takes a call to inform him there is another dead body propped up in a shop doorway in Birstall, only three miles away. Gardener's worse nightmare is imminent because both bodies have a connection. And that is only the beginning. Click here for details of how and where to buy.

Book 2 in the IMP series, Imperfection has now been released as an audiobook, once again narrated by Greg Wagland. The site of a corpse at the end of a rope is the first thing a theatre audience sees when the curtain rises. Gardener and Reilly are called and a number of questions follow: How was it done without being seen? Is the killer still in the audience? Is he a theatre worker or an actor? And what kind of grudge do they have to bear? The Detectives are then taunted about their ability by a trail of clues, before DI Gardener realises that his own family may be in danger. Click here for details of how and where to buy.

In May, Ray was interviewed by the author of the Hannah Weybridge series, Anne Coates about his career in writing. Click here to read The Cocktail Lounge.

Author Francis Powell is putting together a short story collection in aid of the Marie Curie fund and has approached Ray for a short story. More details will follow.

Tony Barker of Billboard TV has once again contacted Ray for a filmed interview about his writing career and the IMP series. Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic restrictions the interview will not be filmed until lockdown has been lifted. In the meantime, Click here to see the latest episode: Please call back to the site for further updates.

Finally, also due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, Band Appeal 3 has now been rescheduled for Saturday 14th November 2020, and will still take place at Junction in Goole. The concert is to raise funds and awareness for Oesophageal Cancer, in association with the OPA and Emmerdale actress, Fiona Wade. More details of the acts taking part and where and how to buy tickets will follow. Keep checking the site for updates.

May 2020

Book 4 in the IMP series, Impression, a brand new adventure featuring Gardener and Reilly is due for release by The Book Folks toward the end of May. Please keep checking the site for further details.

Impurity: Book 1 in the IMP series, is now available as an audio book. Click here for details on how to order, and a sample of the audio file: published by W.F. Howes, and featuring the voice of Greg Wagland as the narrator. Please check the site for details of further release dates for the other books in the IMP series.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Band Appeal 3 has now been rescheduled for Saturday 14th November 2020 at Junction in Goole. The concert is to raise funds and awareness for Oesophageal Cancer, in association with the OPA and Emmerdale actress Fiona Wade. The official poster, the acts appearing, and details of where and how to buy tickets will follow.

March 2020

Book 3 in the IMP series, Implant, is due for general release shortly: keep calling back to the site for details of how to order.

Recent IMP news included a contract with W.F. Howes for the publication of the series on audio books. Ray is now pleased to announce that actor, Greg Wagland has been chosen as the narrator. Please check site for further details of release dates.

Band Appeal 3: Saturday 6th June 2020 at Junction in Goole. The concert is to raise funds and awareness for Oesophageal Cancer, in association with the OPA and Emmerdale actress Fiona Wade. Click here to see the official poster and the acts taking part, and details of where and how to buy tickets.

January 2020

Book 2 in the IMP series, Imperfection, was released during December: details of how to order can be found here. Further news on the release of book 3, Implant will follow.

Ray has now signed a contract with The Book Folks and T. F. Howes for the publication of the IMP series on audio books. Please keep checking the site for further details.

During December, Ray was contacted by Tony Barker of Billboard TV to confirm a filmed interview, which will take place in early 2020. Please keep checking the site for further details.

Also in 2020, a date has been fixed for Band Appeal 3, the concert to raise funds and awareness for Oesophageal Cancer in association with the OPA and Emmerdale actress Fiona Wade. The event will take place at Goole's premiere theatre, Junction, on Saturday 6th June. Further details will appear on the site throughout the course of the year.

Finally, two articles appeared with the release of Impurity, and are available to read at the following links. Dancing With Myself courtesy of Nigel Bird, and, The Scariest Part courtesy of Nick Kaufmann.


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