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Merry Christmas, everyone!!  Aidy Westlake is your Xmas gift!! Aidy and the boys are back.  The full-time racecar driver and part-time investigator returns in HALF-INCHED. Again, Aidy and his crew are up to their necks in trouble. The storyline is as follows.

“Christmas has gone sideways for racecar driver, Aidy Westlake. Aidy’s grandfather, Steve, was just putting the finishing touches on a classic Ford GT40 he was restoring for a British millionaire when it was stolen from his workshop. They quickly establish that the supercar was stolen to order and is in now in Moldova in the hands of the notorious gangster, Lupul. There’s a wrinkle. The police in Moldova don’t care. The theft of a rich man’s toy doesn’t rank high on their priorities. The client’s ultimatum is simple—cover his one million pound loss or recover the car by Christmas Day. With the threat of financial ruin hanging over his grandfather’s head, Aidy’s crew has only one option—steal the car back.”

This story takes place between the novels DID NOT FINISH and HOT SEAT.

The book is here.  You can order it from Amazon and Amazon UK. I hope you enjoy it.

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It’s that time of year, so if you’re looking to give a book for Christmas and you’re going to make it one of mine, bless your heart. If you want to get a book autographed or personalized to that special someone (even if that special someone is you) go to my bookshop. Used the code GORDO10 to get a 10% discount.

Alternatively, I can mail out a bookplate or sign ebooks via Authorgraph.com. Just email me with your requests and I’ll do my best to make it happen. All the details are on the bookshop.

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As many of you know, Julie and I rescue and foster animals. The animals were tend to adopt tend to have problems. We’re suckers for a weirdo. This year, we’ve working overtime to help out the county pound taking in a bunch of long term fosters. That brings us to Gordo. A big mop of a cat that we discovered has a big problem. He has a bone deficiency which means a lifetime of care.

Several people have asked how they can contribute. I’d love it if people would take part in A BOOK FOR GORDO. Buy a book from my bookshop and the money will go to medical bills. Use the code GORDO10 and get a 10% discount.

I hope you’ll buy a book in support of us supporting others. Thanks!

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Aidy Westlake is back!!  The full-time racecar driver and part-time investigator returns in HALF-INCHED.  Again, Aidy and his crew are up to their necks in trouble.  The storyline is as follows.

“Christmas has gone sideways for racecar driver, Aidy Westlake. Aidy’s grandfather, Steve, was just putting the finishing touches on a classic Ford GT40 he was restoring for a British millionaire when it was stolen from his workshop. They quickly establish that the supercar was stolen to order and is in now in Moldova in the hands of the notorious gangster, Lupul. There’s a wrinkle. The police in Moldova don’t care. The theft of a rich man’s toy doesn’t rank high on their priorities. The client’s ultimatum is simple—cover his one million pound loss or recover the car by Christmas Day. With the threat of financial ruin hanging over his grandfather’s head, Aidy’s crew has only one option—steal the car back.”

This story takes place between the novels DID NOT FINISH and HOT SEAT.

The book comes out on Christmas Day but you can preorder it from Amazon and Amazon UK.  I hope you enjoy it.

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I’m on a mini book tour this September. I’ll be traveling around Washington for a few events and I hope you can join for one of them. Here’s where I’ll be:

September 8th: I’m the keynote speaker at this year’s Southwest Washington Writers’ Conference, at Centralia College in lovely Centralia, WA. If you’d like to attend the conference or be at the book signing, let me know.

September 9th: Noon in Seattle. I will be entertaining a mystery book club. This is a super secret event. If you’d like to attend drop me a line.

September 10th: South Hill Library at 7:00pm. I’m the topic of the library’s Book Discussion Group in Puyallup (where my wife grew up). It’s open to the public and all are welcome. Details here.

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I moved to the US 20 years ago this week. Doesn’t seem that long ago. It’s been hard at times, but I’m glad I took a risk & came.

Thanks to all the Americans welcomed me in & who helped make this country home. In return I feel I’ve made you a little better by being here. 😉

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