Simon Wood

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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 HOLIDAY10 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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If you would like to get an autographed book for that special someone (even if that special someone is you) go to my bookshop.  Use promo code XMAS10, you’ll get 10% off your order.  If you live outside of the US, please contact me first. Also if there’s a book you don’t see, let me know as I may have a copy tucked away.

Thanks in advance for your order!

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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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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. Remember that my next book, SAVING GRACE is due out in the New Year but I should have copies ahead of time so you can be first on the block to read it.

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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I have a few Christmas book bargains to stuff your stockings with.  Several of my books are part of a promotional special so please take advantage of them while you can!

So I hope you’ll pick them up and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all.

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Christmas is a great time to sit down and watch a movie.  Well, I have a few go to movies that I always take in over Chrimbo to get me in the holiday mood.  So here are my Xmas movie recommendations—some traditional and some not—with the guarantee that I’ll be watching them.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1945): for me this is the greatest Christmas movie of all time.  Jimmy Stewart on the worst night of his life gets his wish from an angel to see what the world would have been like without him.  A timeless tale.
THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (1942): The world loves radio personality, Sheridan Whiteside, but the world doesn’t have to live with acid tongue monster that is his off air personality.  One Ohio family is going discover what it is to endure his demands when he takes over their household for Christmas.  An out of control farce with a fantastic performance from Monty Woolley and it’s nice to see Bette Davis play her softer side.
DIE HARD(1988):  Christmas will never be the same when Hans Gruber and John McClane clash at the Nakatomi building.  At the adverts went: “Twelve terrorists. One cop. The odds are against John McClane… That’s just the way he likes it.”  Still, one of the greatest action movies of all time.  Yippee-ki-yay, Santa!
THE SILENT PARTNER (1978): Pretty much a forget movie these days.  Elliot Gould is mild mannered bank cashier in Toronto who anticipates that his bank is going to be robbed by Christopher Plummer dressed as Santa so Gould steals the money before the robbery occurs but Plummer is blamed for the robbery.  It seems like a good plan except Christopher Plummer is a psychotic nutcase.  A fantastic set up for a great thriller. Christopher Plummer is truly frightening and not a film for the fainthearted, but do track it down. 
BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974):  What’s Christmas without a scary movie?  Then look no further than Black Christmas but don’t bother with the horrible remake from a few years ago and stick with the 70’s original.  T’was the night before Christmas break and a bunch of girls who stay behind at a sorority house are terrorized by a killer.  Made years before slasher movies became commonplace, Black Christmas is a cut above (pun not intended…well, maybe not).  It is truly unsettling enough to bring out the gooseflesh.
LOVE ACTUALLY (2003):  Love, London and Christmas!  What isn’t there to love about this Richard Curtis movie?  Well, there maybe quite a bit not to love.  I know there’s a large slice of people don’t like this movie but I do.  I have to say it makes me a little homesick for home, so this movie is very special to me.  Call it my Christmas guilty pleasure. 
Now get your movie on…

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Merry Christmas to all my friends, family and readers.  I hope you receive everything your wish and deserve this holiday season.

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