Cule Hinder Fiction

Dark Side Crossing

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Emerson began to appreciate that the policeman was toying with a different idea: that he was somehow responsible for a death many years ago and here he was seeking belatedly to cover it up.

The hypothesis was so unlikely that Emerson ignored him totally and continued. ‘After the builders left I looked over the work they’d done. I didn’t expect to find any clue as to what had happened to Diana. But I’m always on the lookout for a sign of some kind. I just didn’t want to leave any stone upturned. I had a distinct feeling of something wrong in the house. I was attracted to the basement. I found what I found.’

He shrugged but, even his current personal discomfort had not removed the sinking feeling in his stomach that he had indeed found Diana’s body. Of course it might not be true; it might be someone else; but just as he’d known to look, he knew also who it was. He just didn’t understand how or why.

The inspector studied him for a while then spoke at last: ‘what was it about the house that disturbed you?’

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The Dragon’s Tale

The truth now though, was the euphoria had gone. Everything here conspired to bring you down. This hell-hole in the pits of Siberia; it was supposed to be one of the world’s great cities, but it was derelict and run-down, the people undernourished, drab of dress. Drunks sprawled comatose across the squares and public parks, driving all the decent people away. The crooks carried Kalashnikov openly on the streets and did’t give a stuff for the police. Half of them were the police anyway.

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The Night Doctor

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George, the part-owner of an investment bank funded by black money, is on his way to the former Soviet Republic of Lithuania to conclude what his Lithuanian contacts think is a big deal, but which he knows is a scam.

His Armani suit, Gucci cuff-links and Prada shoes disguise a man who is losing his touch. It is his ex-wife? Is it his boss? Is it his bank? He is not sure, but he can sense the knives are out.

George thinks he is going to line his bank’s pockets at the expense of his Lithuanian victims, saving face in the process, but the Baltic crew prove to be much more savvy than he had thought.

George, a firm believer in mixing business with pleasure, goes in search of female company in Vilnius. He finds more than he bargained for at a local nightclub in the shape of the magnificent Zoya, who wrecks both his bed and his head before taking off into the dark, Baltic night, leaving George with a monumental hangover or something worse.

He suspects he has been on the wrong side of a Mickey Fin, but there is no apparent reason, because nothing seems to be missing, not least the bank codes which are the key to his scam. Feeling rough, he attends the hospital where another surprise awaits him, he encounters the night doctor….Zoya.

Is there a connection between this apparent angel of the former KGB wards and the woman of the night who left him with such a devastating headache? Is he imagining things?

Obsessed now with what happened to him and why, George gets back to business only to find that his lost evening was a warning and the doctor doesn’t prescribe twice.

 

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The Vixen

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An intriguing black comedy about dangerous liaisons in the English countryside around the turn of the millennium.

The fictional location is a sleepy Northumbrian village where some of the locals have their own saucy secrets and others have ones of a more criminal nature. These are all hung out to dry when a newcomer with a past, John Jarvis, arrives in town. He has revenge on his mind for past wrongs and he has his eye on his brutish neighbour’s girlfriend, Elly.

Elly reciprocates John’s feelings but her boyfriend and his boorish friend Roger do not like it one bit. In no time at all the villagers are up in arms as they perceive a threat to their comfortable little lives.

The local police chief has his own dark secret where John is concerned and it can only be solved by murder. He galvanises the local vigilantes to do his dirty work for him but they have seriously underestimated his powers of survival. Their attacks are rebuffed and the retribution visited upon the unholy alliance of the forces of evil and those of law and order is swift and merciless.

Through all the resulting chaos stalks The Vixen, the catalyst and the symbol of John Jarvis’s revenge. She steals through the darkest recesses of the plot and scuppers the best laid plans of the plotters.

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The Mummer’s Song

 

Joshua Catt is a banker with a troubled past which is catching up on him.

Strange people from what appears to be a secret society are stalking him and they behave as if they wish to communicate something to him but they never speak…. they just mime.

Then the big deal that could solve some of his problems suddenly comes along.

The old adage “be careful what you wish for” rings true though because the deal isn’t what it seems, and after an attempt on his life, Josh is left stranded in the Canadian Rockies in the dead of winter.

After a series of adventures he treks out of the wilderness only to find when he returns to civilization that he is a wanted man.

The very same people who tried to kill him have pulled off a massive scam and have put it on his toes.

What follows is a roller-coaster ride across North America with Josh on the run from  both the police and the mob until he can finally confront his adversaries face to face.

Only when he does come face to face with them does he discover what the strange people were trying to tell him, and with it the real secret of his troubled past.

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Clive Hindle Non-Fiction

Only One United

One for Man United Fans!

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only one unitedA must read for all Manchester United Fans. Written with true passion and including many stunning archive photographs, this makes a wonderful gift and a tear-jerking, fist-pumping read as Clive Hindle charts the triumphs and tragedies that make Manchester United the the greatest football club in the world.
One fan’s sometimes controversial view of how a humble football team from northern England eclipsed all its rivals and ended the last millennium as the most famous club in the world.

From death at Munich in 1958 to the defeat of Chelsea in Moscow half a century later, this is the story of Manchester United. The great players gallop through these pages like thoroughbreds – Duncan Edwards, Georgie Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo – they are all there with the three knights, Sir Matt Busby, Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson, and his successor Louis Van Gaal. And when…

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Cule Hinder Fiction

Dark Side Crossing

In 1968, the Summer of Love, begins the story of a young man who takes a wrong turn and finds himself on a long road with no exit.

Returning after 20 years of exile, he looks up an old friend only to find a corpse. He contacts her church and finds a murderous cult. He falls in love but brings danger to his lover’s door.

There seems to be no escape from the dark side, and yet he’s determined to cross over. But to do so he must first face his own terrible past.

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Clive Hindle Non-Fiction

Only One United

only one united

A must read for all Manchester United Fans. Written with true passion and including many stunning archive photographs, this makes a wonderful gift and a tear-jerking, fist-pumping read as Clive Hindle charts the triumphs and tragedies that make Manchester United the the greatest football club in the world.
One fan’s sometimes controversial view of how a humble football team from northern England eclipsed all its rivals and ended the last millennium as the most famous club in the world.

From death at Munich in 1958 to the defeat of Chelsea in Moscow half a century later, this is the story of Manchester United. The great players gallop through these pages like thoroughbreds – Duncan Edwards, Georgie Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo – they are all there with the three knights, Sir Matt Busby, Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson, and his successor Louis Van Gaal. And when it comes to the leveraged Glazer takeover the author pulls no punches at all but tells it how it is.

Colourful and poignant pictures catalogue Manchester United’s extraordinary history.

This book is no mere football discography, this is not about a timeline of events, no, this is a passionate account with sharp observations and opinion that doesn’t involve fences and sitting.

“It’s the greatest thrill that you’ve ever seen,
They are known as a soccer machine.
They are the best, there is no doubt,
So raise a cheer and give a shout.”

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The Dragon’s Tale

“The dragon teaches you that if you want to climb high you have to do it against the wind.”

Jack has the key, the key to bringing down an entire Chinese Crime Dynasty and he doesn’t even know it!

They say never a lend money to a friend and Tyneside Lawyer, Jack is learning fast that his £50k loan to old Ozzie pal, Gerry Montrose has made him a target for not only the notorious Triads gang, but also the Honk Kong Police.

Jack returns to his old stomping ground – a jittery Hong Kong where old school tie shudders at the dark cloud of Communism hovering over the peak.

But, where exactly is Gerry? Rumour is he fled Hong Kong for Manilla with a Russian hostess, apparently smitten.

But in Hong Kong polite smiles hide forked tongues and effusiveness often accompanies a knife in the back – who can he trust, who should he believe? Does Mr Ma really have his back? Jack finds himself in deep water, particularly when friends who were helping him start getting bumped off.

Jack begins to suss out that along with Gerry, some government secrets have also gone missing. The Triads want them first.

His search for Gerry takes him all over South East Asia and finally into Russia with a former lover, Diana as an uneasy bedfellow in his hunt for Gerry and for answers.

Diana Lundy is provocative but dangerous, a woman who seems to have a finger in every fortune cookie. Diana is about to light the blue touchpaper.

Fast burning action leads to an explosive ending.

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The Lawyer’s Tale

Troubled Tyneside lawyer, Jack Lauder, is already struggling to overcome his past and salvage a future when a murder case he took on years ago returns to haunt him.

Could the bizarre, inexplicable events that follow be linked to the case? Is the murderer really seeking revenge from beyond the grave? Or can a more rational explanation be found in the form of Max Kaliostri, the megalomaniac rock star and illusionist whose belief in black magic is only outweighed by his belief in himself?

Jack begins to spiral into the unknown and his only certainty is that someone or something is determined to get him, and that they will stop at nothing to succeed.

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