Intelligent, page-turning, contemporary thrillers

 

Click here to receive

an occasional newsletter, plus you can claim a copy of my free eBook, Crocodile Tears.

Your details will not be passed on or used for anything else – I promise.

 

Temple of Mammon

In this second volume of the Bernard Jones Diaries, retired civil servant Bernard Jones is approaching his 64th birthday. Making money through investing remains as elusive as ever, though his overbearing and over-sexed wife Eunice finds no trouble spending it. Hell’s Bells, the share club started at the Ring o’Bells pub by a coterie of dubious acquaintances, seems to be a better forum for gawping at barmaids and consuming pork scratchings than it is for an elevated debate over price earnings ratios and dividend yields.

As ever, Bernard’s family, Guardian-reading schoolteacher son Brian, dopey daughter Jemima and malevolent grandchild Digby (a.k.a. The Antichrist) all seem to stand in the way of his reaching financial nirvana. Worst of all is Bernard’s dotty mother Dot, who holds in her palsied hands an inheritance that can make or break the family. Bernard is an emblem for the thousands of small investors whose stories of struggle and persistence are never told, an operating prophet for those weighed down by a demanding spouse-to-earnings ratio.

Thank you. Please check your e-mails. Confirm subscription to go to the download page.

Enter your e-mail address and confirm subscription in your confirmation e-mail to download your eBook. You'll also be added to my Readers' Group and you'll be the first to know about new book launches next time.

Thank you. Please confirm your subscription in your e-mail to be taken to the download page.