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September 2022

The long awaited production of Stolen Innocence has finally been finished. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved from start to finish on this one. I've said it before, no one writes or produces anything on their own. You need a team. When you consider that Stolen Innocence was made with a very small team and a budget of zero, it takes some believing. I'm not sure what to call them, other than Team RC, but here are the individual names of people who deserve my highest praise: Will Hill, Harry Baker, Oliver Jackson, Dennis Hardy, Grace Smith and Iain Ross. Please enjoy what you are about to see. And do let us know if you'd like more.

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Ray has now delivered book 9 in the Northern Crimes series to his publisher. Implication starts with Gardener and Reilly attending the scene of a van fire in Bramfield. Wouldn't normally be their territory, but for the fact that there's a dead body inside. The book should hopefully be released in time for Christmas. In the meantime, Ray is hard at work on book 10: Impunity. Please call back to the site for all updates.

June 2022

Saturday 14th May saw the Junction Theatre in Goole host a very special fundraising evening for the OPA. Compered by local lady, Sally Mollan, the night featured several live acts including a series of acoustic covers by The Alcatraz Swim Team, two very talented musicians who had travelled from Leeds: from York, Irish singer/songwriter Paula Ryan; a pop/rock trio called Stagefright who performed a number of 60/70's covers who had reunited specifically for the evening following a twelve-year rest, and sixties rock 'n' roll singer, Ray Clark. The night was well attended and managed to raise:

£815.66

Click Here to see some photos from the night.

May Additional Update

Ray's latest crime novel, Impious, has now been released by his UK publisher, The Book Folks. Click Here for the press release.

Impious - Click to buy Kindle Edition

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May 2022

Coverstory Books have finally released New Contexts 3, an anthology of poetry and short fiction curated from around the world. Written in English, its contributors primarily come from England and the United States, but this collection also includes offerings from as far afield as Japan and New Zealand. The collection has been edited by Ian Gouge (visit website). The book features a new story from Ray, entitled New Beginnings, partly based on a real-life event, and is available by following the link below.

New Contexts 3 (opens new page).

Band Appeal 3 tickets are on sale and available from The Junction in Goole. 6 acts, 1 stage, 1 night, who have the chance to raise funds and awareness for the Oesophageal Patients Association, a cancer charity who cares for the patient and their family. Click here to see the poster. Please follow the link to buy tickets. Buy tickets here.

Book 8 in the IMP series, Impious, will shortly be released by Ray's publisher, The Book Folks. Please check the site for further details. Ray is now working on book 9, Implication.

April Additional Update

Ray is talking to Kim Harrison just after 9pm tonight (12 April) on BBC Radio Humberside. He will be talking about the upcoming charity show he is putting together. You will be able to find it on the BBC Sounds App if you miss it live.

April 2022

We have added an author profile or Ray by publisher Erik Empson to the site, just underneath the Bigoraphy link on this page. Click Here to see it.

March 2022

The end of February saw the release of the Northern Crimes on Amazon Kindle, the first four books in the Gardener/Reilly IMP series: Impurity, Imperfection, Implant and Impression in one super value box set:

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They say it's tough up north, and it will take a damn tough detective to keep abreast of the criminal underworld in Yorkshire and beyond. Enter Detective Inspector Stewart Gardener. A man with an axe to grind.

As life finally seems to be returning to some kind of normality, Ray has been out and about enjoying the other love of his life – music. Click Here to read reviews with photos of three recent shows featuring Kiki Dee, Hermans Hermits, and Texas.

The new date for the OPA charity show at The Junction in Goole is Saturday 14th May. Details to follow next month.

February 2022

2022 starts with fresh book news. Book 8 of the IMP series, Impious, is ready to deliver to the publisher. The story sees Gardener and Reilly investigating a particularly grisly murder scene in Morley, West Yorkshire, unlike anything they have ever seen before. Please keep checking the site for publication details.

Resized jpg graphic Ray has also recently finished a new short story, entitled New Beginnings, written specifically for an anthology entitled New Contexts 3, edited by author and publisher, Ian Gouge. Ray's story features a librarian who - following a near death incident - has a strange premonition, and is partly based on a true incident. More details to follow.

Below are some new stills from the audio-visual project, Stolen Innocence. Sadly, due to the pandemic, the project had to be postponed for almost two years, and then had to be re-filmed completely. Please keep checking the site for release details.

Stolen Innocence

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Lola is spending the night with her Grandpa in his big mansion in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Following a long day, all he wants is to put his feet up in front of a roaring log fire, with his book, and a nightcap. All she wants is her usual bedtime story. Before the night is out, fate has a lot more in store for them both.

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December 2021

Ray would like to thank everyone involved with his books and projects for their help this year, and a huge thank you to all his readers and supporters for buying them. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.

2022 will see the release of book 8, Impious, and the first two in the White/Robinson paranormal thrillers, Sorcerer, and Sepulchre. Also, the long-awaited audio visual project, Stolen Innocence, has been filmed and is now in the editing suite. Please keep checking the site for more details on the project.


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