I received a lovely email from a woman in Caithness today;
“ After giving If Necessary, Alone as Christmas presents, my friend told me that she set herself the task of reading a chapter a day “as it wasn’t her genre”. She was so hooked by the fifth chapter that she couldn’t put it down and just carried on reading as she was so in to the story.”
I can’t wait to meet them at the John O’Groats Gift & Book store in Caithness on the 10th June, 2020.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. If you are looking for something new to read to bring in the New Year take a look at my latest novel If Necessary, Alone. Available from Amazon & selected bookstores
VM Knox is currently researching for Book 3 in the Clement Wisdom Series.
In Spite of All Terror
1940. Britain stands alone facing an immanent Nazi invasion. Handpicked groups of men form the covert Auxiliary
Units; ordinary men by day, they will be saboteurs and assassins by night. With a life expectancy of two weeks, their
identities are a closely guarded secret from all but the local senior policeman
but once activated, that policeman will be the cell’s first victim.
Wisdom, a humble vicar and leader of the East Sussex Auxiliaries, receives the
invasion alert and assembles his team. Burdened with the tension between his
faith and his patriotic duty, he sets out to eliminate the Police Inspector,
only to find him dead already. While
assisting Lewes Police to find the Inspector’s killer, events take an ominous
turn as one by one, members of Clement’s
team are found callously murdered.
Priorities shift and every aspect of life is called into question when
Clement becomes embroiled in the murky world of espionage, where nothing is
what it seems.
Spite of All Terror
is the first in a series of crime thrillers that mix historical fact, crime
fiction and superb characterisations. They will keep you hungry for the next
piece of this wartime puzzle.
“FANTASTIC READ, KEPT ME ENTRALLED TO THE LAST PAGE.”Janet Laurence, Former Chair, British Crime Writers Association
Britain 1941. Still reeling from the greatest loss of his life, the Reverend Major Clement Wisdom is called on again to serve his nation in its time of need. Under the cover of taking up a new parish in far northern Scotland, Clement is sent to the remote village of Huna, in Caithness, to locate a possible enemy agent who is sending out encrypted radio messages.
in the depths of winter, Clement quickly finds it isn’t only the temperatures
that are unnervingly cold. Perched on
the edge of Great Britain, the isolated community is wary of strangers. Struggling to gain trust from the locals and
where even his assigned Government contact, the local postmistress, is
antagonistic, he becomes entangled in a web of silence. When the husband of his contact is found
dead, the body horrifically impaled on a shard of window glass, Clement is at
first unsure if it is an unfortunate accident, or a gruesome warning.
As more deaths are uncovered, Clement realizes his is facing not only an enemy spy but a ruthless killer who must be caught before escaping. With limited time, Clement has to act quickly, and, if necessary, alone. The second in the Clement Wisdom series of thrillers, If Necessary, Alone mixes historical fact, crime fiction and superb characterisations. They will keep you hungry for the next piece of this wartime puzzle.
“A THRILLER FULL OF TENSION, TREACHERY AND TWISTS. YOU WON’T PUT IT DOWN.”– Janet Laurence, Former Chair, British Crime Writer’s