The Freeman Files Box Set  has been available since the end of July. It’s been approved for a Featured Deal with BookBub on Saturday 5th September. That’s another step in the right direction.

‘Creature Discomforts’ #7 in the Freeman Files is due in early September, and I’ve started to write about Grant Burnside, the Swindon gangster shot by a sniper on Sunday 25th May 2014. His case feels like a tough nut for Gus and the team to crack.

I went ahead with my thoughts on what might happen to Gus in the future. We’re in for the long haul. I’ll be able to share the front cover images with you next month. All I can do this month is tease you with the book titles.

#8 Silent Terror

#9 Night Train

#10 All Things Bright

#11 A Genuine Mistake

#12 Buried Secrets

#13 Strange Beginnings

#14 Dead Reckoning

#15 A Normal November

#16 Into The Sunlight

As well as the cold cases to solve, Gus is surrounded by a dozen regular characters who contribute to the books as they face their own challenges and forge new relationships.

I can’t reveal too much at this stage – but I guarantee it won’t be boring.

Face masks are compulsory in so many places these days. I spotted a great idea on Instagram where another writer had purchased masks with her book cover incorporated into the design. I switch between the Phoenix and Freeman design shown above on my trips out now.

They’re great for promoting the books, but nobody asks for an autograph – because they don’t recognise me!

I’ll be back with an update in September. Take care, stay safe and best wishes. 

Ted Tayler


Categories: The Long Hard Road