My Novels


The Ming Storytellers - historical novel set in Ming China.

The Ming Storytellers is a historical novel set in the Early Ming Dynasty, at a time when China was in its Golden Age. It is a saga featuring a fictional concubine (Min Li) and the reknown navigator, Admiral Zheng He. The story which blends mystery, magic realism, intrigue and romance unravels in the Forbidden City, in the modern day village of Lijiang and beyond in Zanzibar. The Ming Storytellers draws on four years of research on Early Ming history with special attention to the lives of imperial concubines, eunuchs, the Zhu imperial family, the Ming secret police, international relations and world exploration in the 15th century. The narrative incorporates elements of speculative history but belongs to the newly coined Ming Gothic genre.

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The  Mascherari - historical mystery set in 15th Century Venice


The Mascherari is a historical mystery with supernatural themes, set in late medieval Venice. It unfolds in a period when Venice was a naval power in the Mediterranean and traded heavily with Constantinople and with the East. In this dark and often macabre tale, a Florentine inquisitor, Antonio da Parma is engaged to the service of one of the earliest secret government organisations in the Western world, the Council of Ten. While attempting to solve a murder, Antonio da Parma meets Esteban del Valle, a mysterious Nubian swordmaster, and unravels the secrets of a family that will take him to ends he never thought possible. A tale of intrigue, mystery, suspense and magic, The Mascherari remains grounded in fascinating and little-known historical research.



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Julien's Terror (COMING SOON) - psychological thriller set in post-revolutionary France.