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Breaking News:

As I guess you already know, I never write the same book twice.  I’ve written crime and historical, fiction and non-fiction, comedy and noir.  Now I’ve really gone and done it – as Maggie King would say. You’ve heard of Maggie King, I take it?  Well, now’s your chance to hear what no one else has yet heard – the stories, in fact, she won’t even tell me.

Full details are on the Maggie King book page – shown as “Stories I Can’t Tell”


My previous book,‘The Newly Discovered Diary of Doctor Kristal’ is still available – very much so, and in one of the early critical responses, the estimable CRIME TIME magazine said, “Russell James is a crime writer (and historian of the genre) who absolutely refuses to be categorised; he is as adept at a kind of unsparing British hard-boiled writing as he is at black comedy.”

This was the start to their positive review for ‘The Newly Discovered Diary of Doctor Kristal’, a dark comedy set in the early Sixties about a doctor (35 years old and still a virgin) whose obsessions lead him to start murdering his patients.

Read all about it on the DOCTOR KRISTAL page – here


I am now published by Prospero and can of course be found on Facebook

- and as there are now several writers called Russell James (how dare they?) you might like to know that the relevant Author’s Page on Amazon is at Russell James
It may be less confusing to check my books at: GoodReads


And a final mention for my one-year-old
EXIT 39, an iPhone novel

What’s so unusual about it – and why did I launch it exclusively in eBook format?

It was a breakaway book.  Not a crime novel (I’d written a dozen), nor a historical (I’d written four), nor non-fiction (four again) but an up-to-the-minute tragicomedy . . . romantic comedy . . . modern-day satire? You tell me. But here’s the twist: the entire story was narrated into an iPhone!  That was the only way the narrator could find the time.

Pity he could not find time to live.

To get your copy – for Kindle, Kobo, Nook or whatever – either go to my Amazon page (click HERE ) or ,for all non-Kindle formats, jump to my Smashwords page by clicking EXIT 39 instead.

To find out more, CLICK HERE   Enjoy Exit 39!


Most people seem to read me on their Kindle, but you can get my books in all electronic formats including Kindle from Smashwords by clicking here

Have you downloaded from Smashwords before?
It’s very simple, but if you’d like a helping hand, click HERE.


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To see more on these or any of my books, click on the relevant page – or jump to my publisher’s page: Prospero.
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One last reminder of how to get my books:

Most of my books can be found on the Prospero website.

For ebooks suitable for Sony, Kindle and most readers, find a synopsis of the whole collection by clicking My ebooks at Smashwords or find them on the website of your ebook supplier.

Kindle downloads can be had direct from Amazon: Russell James page

And for KOBO, look here:

(On some of these sites you’ll find some upstart authors there as well, each pretending to the Russell James throne. Do not be led astray.)

6 Responses to Welcome!

  1. James Ferron Anderson says:

    Have just started your Painting in the Dark sample, never having heard of you before… but I’m interested. Could you tell me how you put your books on these various e book sites? Is that part of what you think of as your job, or do you have to pay someone? A technical point I know, but I’m curious.

    • Hope you like the sample enough to carry on with the whole book.
      Meanwhile . . . I don’t pay someone to do it for me; I take some pains over it (as authors insist on doing with their work) and use Smashwords for across-the-board coverage and Amazon for Kindle. Follow the instructions they give for free on their sites (Smashwords being the more helpful). If you haven’t done it before you’ll get it wrong (slightly) the first time, but they’ll tell you what was wrong and, after two or three attempts, you’ll find you’ve got it right. But if you’re unsure, then there are plenty of freelancers who’ll no doubt do a better job for you than I do with my own.
      Now, as I say – get back to Painting In The Dark!

  2. Norman Crothers says:

    Have recently read your Great British Fictional Detectives and found it very interesting and entertaining.As a young man, I am now 81, I read a lot of books by an author named George Goodchild whose principal detective character was Inspector Dandy McLean.He was a prolific author and wrote under several names.I am wondering if you knew of this writer and if you might mention him in a future book.Meanwhile please keep writing as i enjoy your work very much.Norman Crothers.

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