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Chris Quinton

I started creating stories not long after I mastered joined-up writing, somewhat to the bemusement of my parents and my English teachers. But I received plenty of encouragement. Dad gave me an already old Everest typewriter when I was about ten, and it was probably the best gift I'd ever received – until the inventions of the home-computer and the worldwide web.
My reading and writing interests range from historical, mystery, and paranormal, to science-fiction and fantasy, mostly in the male/male genre. I also write male/female novels in the name of Chris Power. I refuse to be pigeon-holed and intend to uphold the long and honourable tradition of the Eccentric Brit to the best of my ability. In my spare time [hah!] I embroider, quilt and knit. In the past I've been a part-time and unpaid amateur archaeologist, and a 15th century re-enactor.
I currently live in a small and ancient city in the south-west of the United Kingdom, sharing my usually chaotic home with an extended family, two large dogs, fancy mice, sundry goldfish and a young frilled dragon (Australian lizard) aka Trogdorina.

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Current Releases
When Paul Calleja learns that his great-uncle has passed away, he drops everything and travels half-way round the world to deal with his estate. Arriving in Malta he begins to find out how much he didn’t know about Larry in his lifetime, and me...
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Caravaggio's Angel
Jubal, the last Carlyle, lives the full width of the continent away from his Abenaki ancestors until a letter from a lawyer draws him and best friend Sal to the suffering town of Whitewater, Vermont – where dark forces, unleashed by one man&rsq...
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Carlyle's Crossing
London, the 1930s: With the cooperation of a top-ranking scientist and his son, Tom Langton and Robert Darnley are sent in as bait for a gang that uses blackmail to steal industrial secrets at a time when Hitler’s rise to power in Germany threa...
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Undercover Blues
Game On – John Jones, alias Aidan Whittaker, is undercover in Tajikistan to broker a deal with tribal leaders, a mission complicated when two Americans arrive to document the Silk Road and one starts asking very awkward questions.  The oth...
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Game On, Game Over
Jubal must face a primordial evil with only an ancient flint knife, two ancestral spirits and Sal at his side. If he fails, more than lives are lost. Jubal is the last Carlyle, and lives near Seattle, far away from his Abenaki ancestors. A let...
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Carlyle's Crossing
Father Esteve hires Xavi to trace the true owners of the gold found in the crypt of San Pedro-by-the-Wall, but it’s an old and tangled web. Someone has an undisclosed agenda, and a rising tide of anti-vampire reaction sweeps through Barcelona. ...
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Fool's Rush
Robert Rees, full-time librarian, part-time art restorer, is called in to finish a commission when his father goes into hospital – a pair of Elizabethan portraits on oak panelling, Adam Courtney and Ann Darcy. Trouble is, there’s more int...
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Fox Hunt
A rush of over-confidence on Xavi's part and his friend dies bloodily.  Xavi is forced to face the reality of his own nature and the depth of his relationship with Andreas.  And then there's the gold hidden in the walled-up crypt of...
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Fool's Oath
After being estranged for a year, Ben and David are back together and more in love than ever. Their commitment ceremony is approaching, and they've taken the chance to extend a business trip to Paris into a pre-commitment, pre-honeymoon ...
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Clue Game
First in the Fool’s Odyssey Trilogy  When Xavi becomes an accidental witness to the murder of a wealthy woman he knows exactly what to do - get the hell out of there, fast! Xavi lives on the edge of the law; he and the police don't ...
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Fool's Errand
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  A fluke accident puts Perry in a coma.  When he awakes, his scrambled synapses have given him a talent; he can tell truth from lies simply by their flavour.  This, plus the new client who is far too attractive for Perry's peac...
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  Injured on duty and no longer fit for active service, soon-to-be-ex-Coast Guard Bran Kaulana is drifting, filling his days helping out at the Wai Ola Rescue Center, one of Honolulu's wildlife charities. He's working with the new vet...
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Sea Change

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