John Paxton Sheriff began writing during his fifteen years in the British Army. His first successes came while living in New South Wales and Queensland in the ’60s and ’70s with his wife and three children.
His short stories have been published in Adam, a now defunct Australian men’s magazine, in Australian, UK and Irish magazines such as Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman & Home, and in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine in New York. He also wrote crime short stories for Scottish publishers D.C. Thomson.
For many years John was a freelance feature writer for two North Wales newspaper groups. Since 1995 he has published four books on writing technique, thirty-five Western novels, and seven crime novels in two separate series. John is a tutor for Writers’ News and on-line college WritersCollege.com, and is a member of the Society of Authors.
Death Warmed Up by John Paxton Sheriff official blurb:
Jack Scott and Sian Laidlaw are forced to remain in Gibraltar with Jack’s mother when she breaks her ankle – Eleanor believes she was pushed. When a chance meeting with a young photographer, Pru Wise, leads them into the path of trouble and up against a ruthless diamond robber it becomes clear that there are some dangerous forces at work.
Returning to the UK, Jack and Sian are shocked when Pru’s dead body is discovered in the boot of a car registered to Sian. When threatened they return to Gibraltar, to try and seek out and identify the diamond thief and end the nightmare. But first they must unravel a web of intrigue, face a violent climax in the house of an ex-diplomat, and face a fight to the death on the rocks of Gibraltar’s most southerly shore.