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MY NOVELS

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This page is a guide to my novels and where you can read about them.  I have written four linked thrillers; two linked comedies; and two linked science fiction novels.

My first published novel is Berlin thriller Blood Summit.  To see why you should read it, check out the reviews on Amazon.

The leaders of the eight most powerful countries in the world, and one hundred schoolchildren, are taken hostage by the terrorists from hell at a summit in the Reichstag in Berlin.

Then the executions start, streamed live on TV.

Diplomat and counter-terrorism expert Helen Gale, whose job is to protect the summit, thinks she knows how to stop the slaughter.  But Helen’s boss, Jason Short, bans her from the operation; her lover, Dieter Kremp, seems responsible for the terrorists’ success; and her husband, Nigel, is amongst the hostages in the Reichstag.

“Utterly gripping” – Edmund de Waal, author of “The Hare with Amber Eyes

“Blood Summit is a cracker. Pimm has hit the ground running” – Matthew Parris, author and commentator.

You can find Blood Summit on Amazon as a paperback or, for instant download, an e-book.  You can read the first few chapters right here on my blog.

You can also read on this site about my dystopic novel Biotime.  Set in California, New York, London and Vienna in a world where civilisation has run into a self-induced cul-de-sac, Biotime is a crossover between Cloud AtlasA Handmaid’s Tale, Brazil and Gulliver’s Travels.  I plan to post the first few chapters of Biotime on this site shortly.

Holiday Period is a prequel to Biotime, set hundreds of years earlier in London.  Holiday Period is at present “in the drawer”, but I hope to set it on a path to publication shortly.

Coming up soon is Palladium, an international thriller introducing John Savage, a British spy thrown out of MI6 for gross misconduct in Moscow, who now works for the UK National Crime Agency in Istanbul.  When his archaeologist ex-girlfriend is kidnapped with the Palladium, an ancient talisman said to have protective powers, Savage must track down both to stop fanatics unleashing untold destruction on the turbulent mega-city whose success is a symbol that East and West can coexist.

I have recently submitted Palladium to a number of literary agents.  Let me know if you would like to read it, or any of the other novels I mention here.

A Killing in Sevastopol, a thriller set in Kyiv and Crimea about tensions between Russia and Ukraine, is a prequel to Palladium also starring John Savage.  In Killing, you can read about the incident which led to Savage being thrown out of MI6 in Moscow; how this led to him returning to work five years later as as a diplomat in Kyiv; and how his love for Natasha, a Ukrainian journalist, sweeps him up into an existential struggle between Russia and Ukraine.  This novel is also at present in the drawer.

The Skip Outside the Lenin Museum is a thriller set in 1990s Moscow.  It belongs to the same series as Blood Summit, A Killing in Sevastopol and Palladium and is chronologically the first of the four.  Skip, too, is in the drawer for the time being.

My final two novels are linked comedies.  The first, with a working title of Sex and the Summit, I was planning to publish in 2015, but have put in the drawer for the time being.  The second, code-named The Boyfriend, takes place three years after Pleasing Rosie.

I am hoping that with the profusion of content generated by Netflix, Amazon Prime and other channels specialising in the production of TV series and movies, several of these tales may turn out to be suitable for film or TV production.  A number are at present with a UK film and TV production company.  Watch this space.

If you would like to know more about my short stories, including my published collection Seven Hotel Stories, please click on the “My short stories” page.

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