Reviews

Reviews
Windsor Place

*****
I loved reading the book starring Harry Cram. I am not much of a book reader, having only read a handful in my lifetime, but I have to say that this book had me gripped with the first 2 pages and from then on I was not disappointed! The research you must have done, painted clear images in my mind of the cafe's, pub's hotels, beaches, golf courses and restaurants, etc that were visited in the book. Your eye for detail is fantastic and I now look forward to reading the next volume in Harry's life!!! - Ray Schmidt - Brisbane Australia

*****
Windsor Place has an excellent book cover with its sinister undertones guaranteed to attract readers.  The author has put much thought into the individual characters and one of the main characters, Alf Hunter, is indeed sinister.  Windsor Place has a little of everything – romance, drugs, murder, betrayal, revenge & hope. Windsor Place has an unexpected ending, but has the story really ended?  Perhaps the author’s second book will answer this question? Harry Cram, an Investigative Journalist, is a likable chap who is determined, loyal and, at times, impulsive. I look forward to Harry’s return to Scotland with glass of malt whiskey in hand…….until then Harry, Gluais faicilleach le cupan làn (Go carefully with a full cup) - Linda Sheedy – Brisbane Australia

*****
I read the back cover and was hooked instantly. Windsor Place is marvelous stuff, great characters. I want to read more about Harry Cram and look forward to the next book in March. - Bill Scott - Sydney Australia

*****
Congrats for creating a story with many colourful characters and twists to the story. I found your style of writing fast but full of great descriptions and relevant information. I can see that Harry Cram has unfinished business which is an intriguing way to end the novel. - Dana Clark - Eatons Hill Australia

*****
Reading ‘Windsor Place’ brought back many memories of Edinburgh, that grand old city and surrounding areas of Portobello, Musselburgh and Leith. The Harry Cram story criss crosses all those authentic places with lots of Scottish humour and colloquial terminology from some of the characters. Harry Cram works hard to solve the murder mystery and in the end leaves for Australia. I hope that Harry Cram will return to Scotland one day, and continue to entertain us amidst the local hotels, pubs and restaurants, with a malt whisky in hand. –Maureen – Dalkeith Scotland

*****
I read a lot of crime novels, but I must say this is the best debut novel I have read in years. The character Harry Cram and the author have a great future. The read was easy and interesting, great characters and left me feeling that I might have just read Scotland's next best author. Hurry up with the next Harry Cram novel. - Desmond Moore - Aberdeen Scotland

*****
Chilling and well written. The Author's ability to describe the locations and scenes is uncanny. Locals and visitors to Edinburgh will quickly relate to these scenes. Tartan Noir that is dark and compelling. Harry Cram could well become Scotland's next hero. The ending leaves the reader with some unanswered questions which is very tantalizing. I am certainly looking forward to the next novel. - Bob Darling – Brisbane, Australia

*****
I enjoyed the book. The references to places in and around Portobello and Musselburgh made it all the more enjoyable. I am sure this will appeal to a lot of folk. A bit like the Rebus stuff. Liked the couple of twists at the end, nicely done. Would imagine it would make a good short TV episode. - Marriane Howie - Musselburgh

*****
Great story, very easy to read. A definite page turner and hard to put down, so I read the full book on a plane trip Brisbane>Melbourne>Brisbane. I am looking forward to the next book and wondering how Harry Cram will solve the murders from Australia. - Garry Thistlewaite – Brisbane, Australia

*****
You’ve obviously followed some of the Golden Rules in creating not just interest in the novel, but anticipation as well.  We have both recently finished reading the novel and couldn’t agree more with some of your reviewers – the setting is vivid and yes, we did actually use Google Street View to find and look at many of the locations.   Your intimate knowledge of the locations comes through strongly and there are some well defined characters. - Sandy and Peter Caldwell - Toowoomba Australia

*****
I read the book. It took me a little while to get into. I found the description of people and things a bit much to start but once I'd settled into your writing style I did very much enjoy the book. - Dana - Brisbane Australia

*****
The story is very good without being to dramatic as is the case with many similar crime novels. The ending was sudden and leaves the reader feeling there must be another book. As an avid reader I enjoyed reading the novel and I have no doubt that Investigative Journalist Harry Cram has a bright future. - Dr  Charles Bryan – Brisbane, Australia

*****
The book was riveting and kept me gripped until the very last page. Can't wait for the second book to come out. - Jackie Stenhouse - Ladybank Fife

*****
The first Harry Cram novel was an enjoyable read and the author shows great promise. The knowledge of Edinburgh and surrounds and its people is clearly evident and the author's sense of humour shines throughout the story. As an ex detective, I look forward in anticipation to seeing how the characters develop in Cram's next outing. – Colin Spencer  - Edinburgh

*****
A Great crime story and unexpected late twists. The way that two separate investigations run concurrently on the same case is very imaginative and clever. Harry Cram as an investigative journalist definitely has a great future. Can't wait for the second Harry Cram novel to come out. - Kate Wilkie – Tranent

*****
I enjoyed reading the draft version of Windsor Place. The story line was interesting and had everything a good crime novel needs. A little bit of sex, lots of violence and an ending I didn't expect. The Author’s intimate knowledge of many parts of the world showed up throughout the story line. Looking forward to reading the finished copy.- Jessie Beechman Anderson - Toronto Canada