Percy Chattey Books

Author of Thrillers: Genre: Murder, Mystery & Crime

Your Free Holiday Thriller Book!

bnr-time-bookIt was sixteen years ago last August when Jean and I moved to Hondon de los Frailes, a little hamlet in the Spanish Mountains not too far from the golden sands of the Costa Blanca.

At that time there were only about seven hundred Spanish people living in the village and we were the only English couple, now it has a population of about three times that many. We fell in love with the place and still feel that way and have watched as it has developed into something quite different, in that tourist and holiday makers find it homely, quiet and peaceful away from the celebrations and crowds nearer the coast.

Now the village has differing types of restaurants offering fine cuisine, some with frequent entertainment, and of course there are the small bars where you can mix with people who live in the real Spain.

At this time of year we are preparing, and also improving our rental villa: Casa FuenteLargo, for the next season, it is starting a little earlier this year as we have guests staying over Christmas and another group for the New Year Celebrations.

This coming year I will be giving away my new and latest novel ‘Time Gentlemen’ free of charge to each group as a way of saying thank you for visiting our holiday home.

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The Digital Age & Smashwords

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I do not know how others feel but my lovely wife Jean, and I are traditional type of people, we like mature items tested by time.

For instance one of these new modern fitted kitchens with shiny surfaces with clashing colours everywhere would make me feel ill to work in. I much prefer the old oak kitchen doors they look more natural. Or to see a traditional train chugging along a railway line blowing smoke and steam is exciting, one does not get the same thrill watching a large ugly diesel engine pulling carriages.

The cars of long ago, the E type Jaguar or the Triumph and MG sports cars looked like cars, all independently designed and built with care. Nothing like the present day versions, which are more like space craft with no thought to how they individually look as they are all similar, with no character.

Books, when you first receive one and admire the work that has gone in to it, to create it, and you are privileged to open the cover for the first time with that beautiful musty smell, the feel of the crisp paper of the pages as one glances through it – no, no never the last page.

All that is to announce we are slowly coming into the real world, well at least ‘Percy Chattey Books Publishing’ is, as it is going digital. All my work, that is eight novels is being downloaded on to ‘Smashwords’ and when that is complete we will then add all of them to ‘E Books.’

There will be no compromise with the story lines and Percy Chattey Books will still be available through Amazon, if you prefer to have a real book. As it is a lot of translating to be done, nearly a million words and of course the stunning covers, it will take some time and we are aiming for the third week in November for the transition to be complete. Happy and enjoyable reading. www.percychatteybooks.com

Brexit. Now a different ball game

guy fawkesIn my view the decision by the Law Lords in the High Court to rule that Parliament and its members must have a say on implementing the desire of the British People (ref BREXIT), whether to leave the European Union or not, makes it an entirely different ball game.

It is no longer a matter of is it acceptably to be in or out of the EU, but it is now the case of have the British people the privilege to inform their leaders, by a majority vote on their requirements of who controls the future of the United Kingdom. No matter what one’s opinion, whether to stay in or out, is it right that a few members of the courts have the privilege to take it on themselves to override the will of the mainstream of the people. If that is so democracy died this day 3rd November 2016.

With other recent subtle changes to the law it is another step to dictatorship and over eight hundred years of the people’s civil rights have been carelessly put aside. It is possible to argue that Members of Parliament have a right to vote as they see fit. However they are there by popular agreement to respect the views of the populace and not to promote their own personal interest.

Very strange that this should happen two days before the celebrations of Guy Fawkes night on the fifth when four hundred and eleven years ago this man tried to destroy Westminster the Mother of all Parliaments. http://www.percychatteybooks.com

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer!

Richer or PoorerThe rich get richer and the poor get poorer! An old saying but truer today than ever before. The people lost the plot back in the seventies when it appears they were lied to by the then UK Prime Minister who took the country into a Common Market aware at the time it was the corner stone for the development of the European Super State.

In the period since that momentous event Brussels has destroyed competition and allowed large corporations to control what we buy and at what price and if the reports we read in the newspapers are true, they have managed to escape through some complicated system from paying taxes. The people this has affected most are the ones on the lower level of income, especially the elderly whose annual state pension in value is less than pocket money for the wealthy, and the yearly increase does not keep up with real inflation.

I wonder if June twenty third (BREXIT) will be the turning point it was when the people in the street came to realise how he and she are being cheated by Government and the conglomerates who take away a little piece at a time from their standard of living. I do hope that Theresa May and her Ministers have the ability to turn all this around, but somehow I doubt it as there are powerful forces at work to stop her.  http://www.percychatteybooks.com

2016 Writing in Progress!

bnr-time-bookMy new novel is coming on fine and is about twenty percent complete and when finished it will be the third in a series. It is the follow on from ‘The Dauntless Factor,’ which was the continuing story of the Cormack family who originated in ‘Death for a Starter.’ This novel was my fourth win in the Pinnacle Awards when it won as the Best Historical Fiction.

At the beginning of the summer I offered to write a story with our ten year old Lilly-Ella one of our Grand children, on the basis of writing fifty words each on an alternating basis and was very pleased when she accepted. It is a lovely little story and currently approaching three thousand words. At the moment it is my turn to write something as she has kept up her side of the arrangement.

My last novel ‘Time Gentlemen’ out now on Amazon, is receiving good reviews’ it was a difficult story to write with a host of characters but we were pleased with the result. The end I puzzled over for some time and I know I got it right, when reading it do not peek at the final pages as it will destroy the thrill of the story. All my work is displayed on my web site http://www.percychatteybooks.com and are available on Amazon and Kindle.


Book: Time Gentlemen by Percy Chattey
Pages: 280
Publisher: Percy Chattey Books (1 Sept. 2016)
Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0995489033
    ISBN-13: 978-0995489035

“Time Gentlemen” : A horrific event perpetrated by a young woman wanting revenge. It’s closing time and awaiting the clientele other innocent and not so innocent pursuits. We learn of the terrorist gang plotting to destroy a well known location when it is at its busiest with patrons relaxed and enjoying themselves. It is also the story of different groups of people, unknown to each other, heading for the same shocking destiny. There are the two couples bored with their sex life and make an arrangement to exchange partners. The young couple soon to be married as they sit down to dinner with their close family and associates.

There is also the group of British Army Officers, enjoying an evening with friends. A room full of people, with soft lighting and popular dance music in recital. It is a thrilling story, and spins an exciting tale of diverse everyday people dressed in their finest, and looking forward to an exhilarating evening watching and enjoying the cabaret, eating fine cuisine. But why was the evening brought to an outrageous close before the customary shout of “Time Gentlemen.”

A stunning novel from the award winning master of thriller story telling.

A Common’s Mistake

bnr-commons-book1Book: A Common’s Mistake

  • Pages: 294
  • Publisher: Percy Chattey Books (1 July 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN ISBN-10: 0995489017 / ISBN-13: 978-0995489011
  • Book Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm

“A great read with a stunning end.” : Declan Murphy, Northampton

This novel depicts a political assassination plot along with a romantic web of betrayal. “A Common’s Mistake” by Percy Chattey follows a British businessman as he attempts to salvage his empire from a socialist regime but at the cost of his family’s happiness.

This book is a web of intrigue that begins with a jaded British businessman’s fight against a socialist government who are proposing legislation that would destroy his life style and forces him to take extreme measures to do what he believes is right.

“Very good… what a surprising end!” : Richard de St Croix, Spain

When Colin Sheer-Wood is faced with ruin at the hands of a small political party with a tiny majority in parliament, he refuses to go down without a fight. Sheer-Wood hires assassins to kill members of parliament so the administration no longer has a majority. He fails to realize that one of the three people on his hit list is his daughter’s fiancé, begging the question – will saving his business empire tear apart his family?

Genre: Thriller.
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Remembering The Blitz by the Media

Blitz and PiecesAs we fall on the 75th anniversary of the London Blitz there has been a swathe of remembrance articles and photos in the popular media (TV, radio and Newspapers)… here is just a sleection of the ones I found.

BBC:
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BBC Search : http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=london%20blitz

“The Blitz families who built a city underground”
Seventy five years ago the Luftwaffe started its attempt to bomb Britain into submission. As explosives rained down, residents in many cities sought shelter underground. Thousands headed to the Chislehurst Caves in Kent, which over time became a subterranean city, writes Claire Bates.

“Blitz Spirit”
To mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the London Blitz, Diane Louise Jordan reflects on the fortitude and solidarity that got people across Britain through the terror of the nightly air raids during The Blitz.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bgp0l
“Blitz Cities: London”
To mark the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Blitz, EastEnders star Shane Richie travels around his home city of London, finding out what it was like to live through the worst attack in Britian’s history.

Guardian
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“London’s night of fires: the beginning of the Blitz”
Seventy-five years ago, the second world war bombing campaign known as the blitz began in earnest. On the afternoon of 7 September 1940, 348 German bombers and more than 600 Messerschmitt fighters flew over southern England before dropping high-explosive and incendiary bombs on London. The raid ended at 6:10pm but as the docks area of the city’s East End burned, a second attack lasting eight hours took place that night.

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/sep/02/blitz-london-bomb-sites-redevelopment
“Blitzed, rebuilt and built again: what became of London’s bomb sites?”

The Express
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“The Blitz Spirit – 75 years on!”
WE CAN take it!’ That was the unofficial motto of the British people in 1940 as bombs began to rain down during the Second World War. To celebrate that iron resolve we reveal 40 fascinating facts about one of the most stirring episodes in our history…

Money Week
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“7 September 1941: the Blitz begins”
After failing to take out Britain’s fighter command in the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe changed tactics. It decided it would terrorise Britain’s population into submission. And so on this day in 1941, it began an eight-month campaign of bombing Britain’s main cities. 350 bombers crossed the channel and headed for London, where they dropped 300 tonnes of explosives. Day and night (mainly night) the bombs fell. On that first night, almost 2,000 people were killed or wounded. Within a month, 6,000 were dead, and by the end of the campaign, 40,000 had lost their lives.

The Daily Beast
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“London, 75 Years After Destruction”
On this day, 75 years ago, the Nazis began their aerial assault on London. Intended to demoralize the Brits, it backfired.
The unofficial motto of the citizens of London during the Blitz was “business as usual.”  The times, however, were anything but.  Britain was locked in a conflict, as Prime Minister Winston Churchill memorably put it, “against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime.” …

 

75 Years Ago: The London Blitz

Hello everyone. TODAY, 75 years ago the German Lutfwaffe invaded London… The Blitz began on 7 September, 1940 and continued unbroken in London for 57 nights. More than a million homes were damaged or destroyed in the capital and around 20,000 civilians were killed.

So it is a good time to remind you that my 2015 edition of “Blitz & Pieces” has been published and distributed by Amazon / CreateSpace. It is available in hard, soft & ebook formats. Please order your copy online (Amazon and others) or visit your UK book store (Hint: Waterstones).

So, yes it is a first for me, but I am quite excited about this book trailer about the London Blitz, the subject I cover in my book. I hope you like the little video and please send your feedback. :-)

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