Fergus is a diligent writing companion who keeps me on track with current projects.



June 2011

When Laurence Harford, a prominent businessman and philanthropist is found murdered in the historic Rocks area of Sydney, Detective Chief Inspector Fitzjohn is asked to solve the crime quickly and discreetly.  After barely starting his investigation, uncovering a discarded mistress and disgruntled employees, a second killing occurs.


Meanwhile, Laurence’s nephew, Nicholas Harford, has his certainties in life shaken when he becomes a suspect in his uncle’s death, and receives a mysterious gold locket that starts a chain of events unravelling his family’s dark truths.



October 2010
In this gripping tale of intrigue, James and Fitzjohn follow different paths in their own search for the real killer - uncovering family secrets, workplace politics and hidden connections before the answers are revealed.