Cotswold author, Martin Wilson, is celebrating the launch of his second book, and first novel, Unbidden Guests. 'The story behind Unbidden Guests is woven round some of my observations within my non-fiction title The Little Book of Anger which was published in 2012,' observes Martin. 'The book has a range of intriguing, infuriating and comic characters. I have been told that it is laugh out loud funny. I hope it is, as that was my intention when writing it as well as to create a fast-moving and attention-holding plot,' he adds.
Frank Grinder has retired from practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong and is now living in Cheltenham with his attractive, much younger Chinese wife, Winnie. He realises that he is bored and decides to write a book, recording the things that he finds irritating. His attempts to do so are interrupted by the arrival of his wife's family for a holiday and the resultant trouble in which his naive nephew lands himself. Meanwhile, through the agency of a South African private detective, he inadvertently becomes drawn into a supposed industrial espionage conspiracy, which is, itself, beset by mistaken identities.
This is a very funny book, with a fast plot and a host of amusing characters, including an irritating and verbose vicar, a Russian botanist and a Brummie cafe owner, whose idiosyncrasies of speech are cleverly captured.
MARTIN WILSON QC was, for many years, in practice at the Bar. He specialised in criminal law, defending and prosecuting in cases of murder, fraud, corruption and other serious crimes, both in England and Hong Kong. He always has enjoyed writing for pleasure but, for the time being at least, prefers to avoid the subject of the Law. He is the author of A Little Book of Anger.
PUBLICATION DATE 1st Sept 2013
eISBN: 9781783069491 Price: £4.99