BioBorn to Dutch parents and raised in Colombia and England, I am a rootless wanderer with itchy feet. I've spent the last few years living and working in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sudan and Bulgaria, but I have every confidence that I will now finally be able to settle down among the olive groves of Andalucia. <br /> <br /> I am an avid reader and film fan (in fact, my study is overflowing with my various dvd collections!) <br /> <br /> I did an MA in creative writing for film and television at the University of Sheffield. After a failed attempt at making a carreer as a screenwriter, I turned to the theater and wrote and produced a play called ´Death Takes a Lover´ (which has since been turned into the first D.S.Billings Victorian Mystery). The play was performed on the London Fringe to great critical acclaim.<br /> <br /> I am currently living in Spain where I make ends meet by teaching English .
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Death Takes a Lover
The year is 1888. Detective Sergeant John Billings has been sent to a remote house in the Yorkshire Moors to investigate the suspicious death of Roger Thornton, a young man who seemed to have everything to live for. He gets a frosty reception from the lady of the house and her rag-tag collection of domestic staff who try to put him off the scent, but as Billings delves deeper into their lives, he uncovers hidden passions, bitter rivalries and a truth so dark and sinister, it will shock you to the core. Fusing Gothic romanticism and fin-de-siecle melodrama, 'Death Takes A Lover' is a chilling entry into a world which some may not want to enter, but if you do, don't say you haven't been warned...
1950´s L.A. Sixteen year old Henry Blomqvist, the son of an aspiring actress and step son of a millionaire businessman. He is an embarrasement to his parents. He is a lazy layabout who is constantly getting arrested for cruising the parks. But his vices pale in comparison with the dark secrets in his parents´ lives. The kidnapping of Henry´s stepfather triggers a series of events which exposes the skeletons in his parents´ closets and which finally give Henry the chance to step up to the mark and show what he´s really made of. Inspired by the pulp fiction novels of the 1940's and 50's, the Gay Noir series emulates the dark, thrilling, sensational and taboo breaking stories of the post war era and gives them a gay twist.