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The gang from the Isle of Man’s primo detective agency are back for another case!
- "The funniest, cozy mystery series I've ever read!"
- "If you take life too seriously, these books are not for you. If you don't, you'll love them."
- "Inspired comic genius. Simply brilliant."
There’s something of a crime wave in progress on the ordinarily sedate Isle of Man...
The services of the Eyes Peeled Detective Agency are secured by Sir Barrington Hedley-Smythe following the theft of four rare, and exceptionally valuable, bronze busts.
Sam and the team are soon hot on the case, also happening upon a mysterious spate of missing pets in the process. Then, if their caseload wasn’t busy enough, the shocking theft of the iconic Isle of Man Senior TT Trophy is making global headlines, meaning even more potential work for our intrepid team.
Overall, ideal business conditions for an expanding firm of private detectives, you’d imagine?
Well, not so much…
The unwelcome presence of an unscrupulous rival, eager to carve out a slice of the action for themselves, puts the very future of the agency in real jeopardy.Still, the Eyes Peeled team are a resilient bunch who’d pull out all the stops to solve The Case of the Brazen Burglar.
Welcome to the Isle of Man's first and only Detective agency... (And, they're pretty useless!)
The hilarious sequel, The Seaside Detective Agency - The Case of the Brazen Burglar is available on Amazon now!
This is a wonderfully funny, light-hearted crime caper.
- 'Another brilliant book . Great story and so very very funny. My sides are hurting. Looking forward to reading more very soon I hope!'
- 'First time I have ever laughed out loud at a detective story.'
- 'If you're after a gritty crime thriller, this is not for you. You've been warned!!!! But, if you don't take life too seriously, you'll love it.'
‘Eyes Peeled’ is the Isle of Man’s first and only Detective Agency...
Not much happens on the idyllic Island that needs detecting, so, on the whole, the team are not the most adept. In fact, generally speaking, they’re pretty useless.
One of the agency’s more eager employees is Sam Levy. Nearing forty, he’s finally found a job he actually loves – even if he isn’t particularly good at it. Okay, let’s be honest. He’s rubbish...
Still, Sam’s services are secured by persons unknown to track down a glamorous, yet mysterious, art dealer recently arrived on the sleepy Island. Her arrival itself isn’t overly suspicious... but the international crime boss hot on her tail most certainly is! Sam is desperate to prove himself and impress his pretty colleague, Abby, but this investigation could end up putting him in rather a spot of bother, with our hero risking life, limb, and hairpiece!
With this case, he could have bitten off more than he can chew.
- 'A laugh-out-loud comedy, that's poignant, uplifting and ridiculously funny'
- 'If you take life too seriously, this one's not for you. If you don't, strap yourself in for the funniest book you'll read this year'
- 'This perfect holiday read will leave you with tears of laughter and sorrow'
Jack Tate is hopeless…
Everything he touches turns into a disaster, though he does mean well.His business is even less successful than his love life.
Most of the customers in his coffee shop have deserted him for the major chains, leaving him only with the old folk, for the most part, who unfortunately don’t have or spend all that much dosh.
Bracing herself for a trip to the job centre, his underappreciated assistant, Emma, helps Jack realise that the solution could actually be right under his very nose. The last chance to save his failing business could well be the formation of the Isle of Man’s first and only dating club for the elderly: The Lonely Heart Attack Club!
While the majority of his wrinkly client base may be in their twilight years, Jack will soon come to realise that there are still a fair number of tunes left to play on an old fiddle, so to speak.
The third book in the hilarious series, Project VIP is out now!
The idea of the maverick racer, Dave Quirk, winning a TT was as probable as a seaside donkey winning the Grand National… But he'd been trying to do exactly that.
An unlikely victory would also secure the TT Farm for Frank and Stan’s charity, but it was a crumbling, financial black hole and filled with asbestos. Dave and Monty quitting their jobs to work there wasn’t fantastic timing, either. The charity needed a truckload of cash, and fast.
They had to go big on their fundraising ideas, so, the Isle of Man – home of the famous TT Races – would play host to a twenty-four-hour racing extravaganza and they’d need a high-profile celebrity for maximum exposure.
The object of Stella’s darkest desire, Guy Martin, was kidnapped was willing and eager to offer his services for the inaugural Isle ‘Le Mans’ TT.
They were full of good intentions, but, as usual, the path was rarely smooth for Team Frank and Stan.
Particularly when romance was also thrown into the mix...
- 'This is the funniest series of books I've ever read. End-off!'
- 'You don't need to love bikes or even the Isle of Man TT Races to adore these books. Feel-good brilliance.'
- 'You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll smile but, oh my, it'll leave you wanting more. Heartwarming brilliance and has to be made into a film.'
With their hugely successful ‘Le Mans’ TT now behind them, thoughts turned to their next adventure and, inevitably, also to the topic of their own mortality.
Still, the gang had their first Christmas at the TT Farm to look forward to, and the prospect of entering a team for the next Isle of Man TT races as well. So, on the whole, life was pretty darn good — and especially so, now that wedding bells could also be heard chiming in the distance. It seemed nothing could dampen their sprits…
Until, that is, an old cretinous, cravat-wearing acquaintance appears with an offer they simply cannot refuse, so to speak. Well, they could refuse the offer, of course. But doing so could mean losing all they’d worked so very hard to achieve and leaving them at real risk of having everything come crashing down around their ears.
There were certainly strong headwinds facing them, but Team Frank & Stan would never abandon ship and go down without a fight! And, besides, they’d always have Stella on deck, manning the canons!
The hilarious sequel to the feel-good smash hit comedy
- 'Hilarious, brilliant, inspired storyline'
- 'If you thought #1 was funny then you are in for a treat. If anything this book is funnier than the last. Can't wait for #3'
- 'Another chequered flag winner, enjoy'
Bucket list item №1 for Frank and his oldest friend, Stan, was the TT Races. They did it, and loved it so much, that now they’re heading back for item №2 on the list – TT Races yet again!
The fledgeling race team they’d cobbled together on their first outing – despite moments of definite glory – didn’t exactly thrive. But, despite this, they’ve once again secured the trusty services of Dave and Monty – the two most out of shape, yet passionate and dedicated, racers in the paddock – and they’re optimistically eyeing a top ten finish. With his unhappy marriage and wallet-draining ex-wife now firmly in the past, Frank is ready for a positive change – time and health permitting. Life in the glorious Isle of Man has rejuvenated him, and he’s now eager, in fact, to make it his home.
But he’s not going anywhere unless his mate Stan’s coming, too!
The third book in the series, "The Lonely Heart Attack Club Project VIP" is also now available on Amazon!
- 'After reading the first book I hoped for the same or better. I wasn't disappointed'
- 'A brilliant book so well written, it wraps you up in the characters and with the twists and comedy moments you never want to put it down. Fantastic!!!'
- 'This sequel is every bit as funny as the first book and covers a serious subject in a very lighthearted way, and you can't help getting swept along in Jack's well-meaning but usually hapless exploits
Jack, Emma and the gang from the Lonely Heart Attack Club (Isle of Man branch) are back...
For their next challenge, how will they surpass a World Record attempt? Get their members to compete in an Olympic Games for the elderly, of course! The ‘Wrinkly Olympics’ is a feel good, heart-warming story that’s sublimely funny.
The old folk have been in training, but will the ‘Silver Sprinters’ walk away with a gold medal?
The gang are back in the latest book of the feel-good, smash-hit comedy
•'This is the funniest series of books I've ever read. End-off!'
• 'You don't need to love bikes or even the Isle of Man TT Races to adore these books. Feel-good brilliance.'
• 'You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll smile but, oh my, it'll leave you wanting more. Heartwarming brilliance and has to be made into a film.'
There’s a sense of giddy excitement wafting through the air as the Isle of Man prepares itself for the annual TT races. And Frank and Stan simply cannot wait.
Also eager for the action to commence is a couple of American filmmakers hoping to showcase the event to a global audience. One of the crucial ingredients in their plan is to recruit a charismatic, go-getting natural athlete to be the poster boy for their project, titled, Isle of Man TT Aces.
How they ended up with Dave Quirk, then, is nothing short of baffling.
Still, with Dave on board and signed up, at least they also get Monty thrown in for free. So, every cloud and all that…
However, with the prospect of fame and fortune on the table, not everybody is pleased for our new pin-up boys. Indeed, there are even some out there who’ll stop at nothing to scupper their onscreen debuts.
So, it’s lights, camera, and action on the Isle of Man TT Aces, but will Dave and Monty be the ones to actually walk down the red carpet…?
The perfect, feel-good read to put a huge smile on your face!
◆"I loved this book nearly as much as I love crafting♥"
◆"J C Williams' books make me a happier person. As simple as that."
◆"Delicious humour mixed with a delightful tale. I loved it★★★★★"
It's not that single mum Charlotte Newman is completely and utterly obsessed with crafting, necessarily.
Sure, she has balls of wool stashed everywhere like a squirrel stores nuts and more needles than a tattoo parlour. But that doesn't mean she has a problem, right?
Finding herself between jobs, Charlotte fills her time teaching crafting skills at the local nursing home. Encouraged by how positively the residents respond, the possibility of a career doing what she adores fills her mind.
The first step towards that ambition is creating a crafting hub for the community – The Crafternoon Sewcial Club.
When a local charity announces a major knitting-themed fundraiser, Charlotte sees the ideal stage to put her new club firmly on the crafting map and drum up new members in the process.
Unfortunately, not everybody is on board with her vision for a crafting club, as it turns out. Indeed, some are even hoping to see Charlotte's dream come crashing down around her.
Still, she won't let a minor issue like that derail her plans…
To ensure victory, then, she'll need to rally her new members and ask her friends from the nursing home to get those needles clicking faster than a hummingbird's wings!If you adore crafting, knitting, sewing, crochet while drinking tea with friends, you'll love this book!
"The feel-good summer read you've been looking for! ★★★★★"
"I love J C Williams! I'm a happier person with his books in my life."
"Deliciously funny, poignant and totally uplifting. I defy you to not smile reading this book."
Libby Tebbit had absolutely had her fill of big-city life.
So, when presented with the opportunity to take over her gran’s shop, The Bookshop by the Beach, she’d have been crazy to turn it down, right?
Idyllic notions of lazy days by the ocean shore, shooing away the surplus eligible bachelors circling around her like squawking gulls, filled her head. These things were certain to await her, she felt confident, in this next glorious chapter of her life – this wonderful seaside adventure on the Isle of Man.
Only her business acumen was about as useless as her choice in men. Still, nothing ventured nothing gained. And, besides, what’s the worst that could happen?
Well, quite a lot as she’d soon discover. In a relatively short amount of time, a business that’d operated fairly successfully for forty years was on its knees – and, sadly, Libby’s dance card was also emptier than her bank account.
She wasn’t ready to let go of her dream so easily. Not just yet. All she needed, then, was a plan to turn around the ailing fortunes of The Bookshop by the Beach, and fast!
The feel-good, romantic comedy read for the summer. If you enjoy Sophie Kinsella or JOJO Moyes then you'll adore this book.
Life rarely stands still when you surround yourself with old folk with more energy than a sugar-fueled toddler and, for Jack Tate, well, he wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Lonely Heart Attack Club was going from strength to strength, and the gang were eager to sink their (false) teeth into their next challenge.
After seeing ﬁrst-hand the beneﬁts that internet access has brought to a couple of simpletons like Ray and Grandad, the team set their sights on providing tablet computers to those in the community that would beneﬁt from them the most. However, that would take a serious amount of dosh, so they would need to double their fundraising eﬀorts.
Unfortunately, it would appear that not everyone was on board with the charitable work, and a serious error in judgement threatened to undo all of their good work and leave the charity in ruins.
Still, they were a resilient bunch, and they’d ﬁght on regardless. And the perfect way to drag yourself through a crisis? Another world-record attempt, of course!