Friday 23 November 2012

Flowers for Mercedes

Flowers for Mercedes, the first volume of Mercedes Drew mysteries, is now available at Smashwords for immediate download in the ebook format of your choice.

A girl on a motorbike, a hit and run, a detective called Flowers, a warehouse robbery, a train derailment, a missing cat, arson, kidnap and more in three complete stories about Mercedes Drew which, together, form the first part of the Mercedes Drew mysteries.

Will Mercedes Drew ever find true love? Will Detective Inspector Flowers solve the mystery of the missing cat? Who is stealing the covers off the drains? Why won't Mr Chatterjee say who set fire to his restaurant? Who is Dogtooth? Where is the lead from St Stephen's Church roof?

Answers to these questions and more in Flowers for Mercedes (volume one)
As always, you can find out more about all Barnaby Wilde's novels, short stories and poems at

Friday 16 November 2012

Barnaby and Excitement

There are those who would say that the words Barnaby and Excitement are rarely seen in the same sentence and Barnaby would probably agree that he tends more towards considered contentment than unconcealed enthusiasm, however he is showing an unusual degree of animation over his latest project - The Mercedes Drew Mysteries.
This is Barnaby's first foray into the world of detective fiction and you will have to wait a while yet for the finished result, but B.W. is quietly exhilerated by progress so far.
Of course, if you can't wait, you can still visit to be stimulated by his quirky verse, inspired by his short stories or delighted by his comic novels.
B.W. meanwhile, is in a state of restless tension until he can get back to his keyboard and continue typing.
It's even possible that he may display an atypical trace of excitement at the prospect.

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Barnaby and Facebook

Barnaby is not convinced by Facebook. All around him he sees (young) people sharing their lives on social media websites and he has to confess he doesn't really get it. To Barnaby social media is sendng someone a handwritten letter, or sitting down together to watch TV. Apparently this makes him something of a dinosaur. It's all about having lots of 'friends' linked to your facebook account, even though you may never have met some of these 'friends' in your life.
So, Barnaby has got a facebook page and a 'like' button on his website. (
Now he just needs lots of 'friends'.
If you are Facebook user and you 'like' B.W. maybe you could visit his website and click the 'like' button (it's in the section called 'Other Stuff', and Barnaby despite his wish to be 'liked' has confusingly labelled the button 'recommend')
Of course, if you are a dinosaur, like BW, then you could go directly to his website at and click on any of the book titles to find out how to download one of his ebooks.
Go on. Convince Barnaby that social networking is the way to be 'liked'.

Friday 2 November 2012

It's BIG! It's VERY BIG!!

Barnaby's Shorts, volumes 1, 2 and 3 are now available in one collection, exclusively from Amazon.

Barnaby's Big Book of Shorts contains all thirty of his coffee break sized short stories previously published as separate volumes.

Click here for more information.

Barnaby's Big Book of Shorts is also available to borrow free under the Kindle Owners Lending Library scheme.
(more info here ).

Barnaby thinks this would make an excellent present for anyone who has just got a new Kindle. (But then he would).

Why not visit for more information about this book and other ebooks (some free) by Barnaby Wilde.

Of course, you can still download Barnaby's Shorts volumes 1,2 and 3 from Smashwords or other ebook retailers in any format to suit your ebook reader. Visit the website for more information.