Wednesday 1 November 2017


Another author that I have yet to try and another one about whom I know very little.
There's an author page at Ravencrest Books which offers up a bit more detail on him here.

He might be Scottish, he lives there and he has half a dozen novels to his name - three in his DI Adam Stark series - Stark Contrasts, Stark Choices and Stark Realities. The three stand-alones are Pandora's Pitbull, In Many Ways and Drivers.

He has a Facebook page for his writing, here and is on Twitter@PeterCarroll10

I think some random browsing on Amazon led me to his books and I bought a couple on spec., back in 2014 according to Amazon. So only approaching 3 years on the TBR pile, not too bad then.

Drivers (2014)

What would you do if..

..someone offered you a great job with a company car, an expense account and the chance to drive the girl of your dreams around all day? You'd bite their hand off, right?

What if the guy offering the job is a violent gangster and the girl of your dreams is his only daughter? Still keen?

Ross Fleming decides to go for it but his dreams turn into nightmares as the girl takes him on a ride he'll never forget.

Revenge, justice, loyalty, lies, love, anger and an identity crisis. Turns out, the new chauffeur is not her only driver.

Stark Contrast (2013)

DI Adam Stark is a cop from a small, Scottish town working in the biggest of all English cities – London. He’s been seconded to a specialist murder squad, but he’s not convinced the rat-race suits him.

Meanwhile, a concerned citizen has also had enough of the inconsiderate people around them and decided it’s time to teach them some lessons … forcefully.

As punishments escalate in severity, and the press make a champion of this anti-hero, Stark is trying to make sense of what’s going on. Random, unconnected victims, excessive retribution, red herrings, kidnap, mutilation, mistaken identity, gangsters, revenge and murder: things are getting totally out of hand.

Stark needs to stop this sociopath with a social conscience, but the case is so bizarre, it might just be running away from him.


  1. These sound really interesting, Col. The first one in particular has an intriguing setup. I hope you'll enjoy them.

    1. Margot, I think the premise of Drivers sucked me in and then one book from an author leads to another, etc etc... you know how that story goes. Hopefully early 2018 for one of these.

  2. Replies
    1. Agreed, I'd slightly choose Drivers over the Stark one I think.

  3. Sounds pretty good, especially the DI Adam Stark book. I will wait and see what you think of it.

    1. Ok, probably other way around for me. Hopefully early next year for one or both.