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A message from Leo 


These past few months have been a time of change and intense activity.

In preparation for the transfer to Endeavour Press I was asked to ensure that the texts of all the earlier books were free of any typing errors or other inconsistencies. I suppose I could have just sent off my master copies on the grounds that they were already published novels, so should be fine. However, I could not resist the challenge of being doubly sure that everything was just right. Editing dictionaries in the past makes you like that!

What inspired me to take this approach was the criticisms I hear from so many readers of (other people’s) books on Kindle that they are full of typing errors, grammatical mistakes and general howlers. With Endeavour Press I wanted to start as I mean to go on.

That task is now complete, and all the texts have been sent to Endeavour Press for publication in due course. When I have more information about dates I’ll announce them on this web site. I summarise the general situation below.

The first ten novels will continue to be marketed in paperback form by Enigma Publishing for some time to come. The eleventh novel, entitled ‘Witching Hour’, will shortly be published as an e-book by Endeavour Press.

Endeavour Press is a digital publisher – in fact the largest in the country – but they will also be making ‘Witching Hour’ available in print form by the system known as print-on-demand. I will let readers have more information about that on this web site in due course.

Don’t forget that if you are not on the mailing list but would like to be included and receive the short story, ‘Room 228’, which features Marnie and Ralph, just send your name and e-mail address to enigmapublishing@waitrose.com. The team will do the rest.

Daffodils are sprouting alongside the crocuses and snowdrops in the garden, and it looks as if spring is getting underway. It’s a time for new beginnings.

Happy reading!