I got out of town for a few nights for the first time this year. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on the New South Wales south coast.
Consequently, I’m a bit behind schedule writing Blokes in the House 10.
But it’s coming soon. In fact, I only have three more instalments left in this story about three old blokes in isolation.
Although I didn’t put down any words while I was relaxing by the sea, I wrote a lot of words in my head! It’s coming (hopefully) to a satisfying conclusion.
In the meantime, here’s a promotion I’m in with some like-minded. I’m offering five of my Windy Mountain novels in one e-bundle. It’s $9.99 USD at most outlets, cheaper at some. I think that’s plenty good value for many hours od reading.
Years after the town drunk woke up in a bus shelter and saw an extinct Tasmanian tiger breathing down on him, the laughs keep coming in Windy Mountain.
1 — LIE OF THE TIGER
How could secret doggy business possibly solve the mystery of the Tasmanian Tiger?
Find out in this funny but touching story about two old men and an Irishman who are trying to save a failing Tasmanian Tiger museum.
Lie of the Tiger will take you on an emotional rollercoaster but leave you feeling good.
2 — BLOKES ON A PLANE
The Mayor is missing … someone is stealing important landmarks … and the Tasmanian Tiger starts being elusive once again.
Two old men go from being unlikely tourists to becoming unlikely sleuths in this funny novel.
Octogenarians Oodles and Wish-Wash had been planning to go to Ireland to retrace family history.
But they are forced to reassess their priorities when they realise no one else seems to share their concerns about the strange things happening in the normally sleepy little town.
3 — WHITEY AND THE SIX DWARFS
When a garden ornament goes missing, the new once-shady owners of the Tasmanian Tiger Museum get sucked into a funny whodunnit.
The clues include a skeleton, a chess set, and a concrete marsupial with a secret pouch.
Who better than two ex-cons to catch a criminal? It would be easier though if they knew who the bad guy really was!
4 — BLOKES IN DONEGAL
The old men think they’re flying to Ireland to trace family history and to inherit a castle. The reality is very different.
It seems St Patrick was so busy chasing the snakes out of Ireland, he overlooked ridding the country of Tasmanian Tigers. Or did he?
THE PREQUEL — 30 YEARS BEFORE THE START
WHO KNEW TASMANIAN TIGERS EAT APPLES
This novel has revenge like you have probably never seen, dealt up by a Tasmanian Tiger hunter who doesn’t really want to deal it.
The Tasmanian Tiger hunter tangles with a greedy mayor who believes no one can tell him what to do with an apple orchard that was handed down from his great, great, great grandfather, who was a tyrant who struck fear into the hearts of Irish convicts under his command.
This book is set in the early 1990s and takes a satirical dig at a small town and some small-minded officials.
When claims are made Tasmanian Tigers have been spotted in the orchard, the mayor doesn’t believe a word of it. Why would he? The last-known Tasmanian Tiger died in 1936, and the species was later declared extinct.
The Tasmanian Tiger hunter doesn’t believe the claims either, so why he does what he does is a mystery to the Mayor and his cronies — and a boon for a visiting American millionaire.