MEDIA RELEASE – Former Jets coach turns author – PDF
When Canada’s Paul Ferguson quit as Eurosport’s ice hockey commentator and then sold his business a short time later, many people thought he was getting ready for life on the beach. Those who really knew him, however, knew he had other plans.
Since stepping out of the corporate world he has become a full time writer with several short films under his belt including the BAFTA nominated My Darling Wife. And now he’s followed up with the publication of his first novel, a fast moving crime thriller, Killing the Dead.
“It feels strange not going to my office in London or picking up a microphone in either an ice rink or American Football Stadium,” says Ferguson. “It just goes to prove, you are never too old to make a career change.”
In Killling the Dead, investigative journalist Leigh Turner is trying to solve the death of her brother alongside that of both her parents in a car accident. Are they connected? And can she persuade veteran police detective Dan Scott to abandon his hostility to journalists and listen to her theories?
Meanwhile, Ferguson’s central character, Joe Tubbs,
a failed actor and script writer, is now puppet master in a string of macabre serial killings. He’s also luxuriating in the fact that, reminiscent of the Zodiac killer and others, the whole of California is talking about him as he finally lives the Hollywood dream.
All of which leaves Scott under tremendous pressure from City Hall to break the case as the bodies mount up.
A true thriller, making this an equally thrilling read. Wayne Hardman
Paul has been and continues to be a regular guest on BBC Radio Berks.
BBC RADIO BERKS Paul Ross Show October 21st – 2pm
BBC RADIO BERKS Paul Ross Show July 22nd – 2pm
BBC RADIO BERKS Paul Ross Show June 3rd – 2pm
BBC RADIO BERKS Paul Ross Show May 6th – 2pm
BBC RADIO BERKS Mike Read Show March 11th – 2pm
BBC RADIO BERKS Mike Read Show January 14th – 2pm
BRACKNELL HILTON Book signing and sales 10am – 4pm Sun Feb 27th
SINDLESHAM COURT BERKS Book signing and sales 10am – 4pm Monday May 26th
BBC RADIO BERKS Interview on Mike Read show June 19th 1pm
BRACKNELL HILTON RG12 oQJ- Book signing and sales at Creative Craft Market – 10 am to 4pm Sun Dec 15th
READING MOAT HOUSE RG41 5DG – Book signing and sales at Creative Craft Market – 10am to 4pm Sat Nov 30 and Sun Dec 1
BRACKNELL HILTON – Book signing and sales at Creative Craft Market – 10am to 4pm Sat/Sun Nov 9/10
BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE – Interview on the Debbie McGee show at 10am on Sunday November 6th
BBC RADIO BERKS – Interview on the Sarah Walker show December 15th – 3pm
Waterstone’s Guildford – Saturday March 24th – 11am to 5pm
Waterstone’s Haywards Heath – Saturday March 31st – 11am to 3pm
Waterstone’s Eastbourne – Saturday April 14th -11am to 3pm
Waterstone’s Windsor – Saturday April 21st – 11am to 3pm
Waterstone’s Staines – Saturday May 5th – 10.30am to 3pm
Waterstone’s Woking – Saturday June 23rd -11am to 4pm
Waterstone’s Dorking – Saturday 21st July -11am to 4pm
Waterstone’s Windsor – Saturday 25th August from 10 am
Waterstone’s Godalming – Saturday 15th September from 10 am
Slough Ice Rink – Saturday 17th November from 6.00pm
Waterstone’s Kingston Surrey – Saturday 8th December from 10am
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