Sunday 28 April 2013

NEW! Mercedes Drew. Volume 3 - Flandra.

The third volume in the Mercedes Drew Mysteries Series - Flandra - is now published on Smashwords.

Mysterious goings on in the allotments, a lorry hijack and arson at the golf club. Three more complete stories about Mercedes Drew, her 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120 motorcycle and Detective Inspector Desmond Flowers, in Volume Three of the Mercedes Drew Mysteries.

Who is stealing Derek Trott's carrots? Where are the counterfeit coins in Gordon's coffee machine coming from? Who hijacked a lorry full of TV's? What is Flandra? Answers to all these questions and more in 'Flandra, volume three of the Mercedes Drew Mysteries.'

Visit to view a sample or to download a copy.             

Thursday 18 April 2013

Eight million can't be wrong.

Sales of ebook readers are holding up strongly against mobile tablets and it is estimated that eight million Britons now have an e-reader. This is roughly equivalent to a third of all UK households, with those in the forty five to fifty four age range being the most likely to own one. Furthermore one in ten of all people surveyed plan to buy an e-reader in the next year.
All of this is music to Barnaby's ears and will spur him on to write yet more ebooks in the coming twelve months. (* The next Mercedes Drew volume is expected some time in May).
Meanwhile, for all those e-reader owners who haven't yet sampled Barnaby's delights, and even those who have, but are not yet fully satiated, why not visit and find out about his quirky verse, his short stories and the antics of Mercedes Drew and Detective Inspector Flowers. If you look carefully, you'll find that some of the books can even be downloaded for FREE!

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Shameless Self Promotion

Barnaby was flattered this week by a Press Release written by a fellow Indie Author and writer of romantic fiction, Suzy Dubot (who can be found here ). The text of her Press Release is reproduced below.

April 9, 2013 -- It is not every day that one stumbles upon a passionate, talented Englishman. This one is tucked away in a corner of Devon but his ingeniosity with words stretches across the internet. Barnaby Wilde reaches out and regales us wherever we are with the deviousness of his line of thinking.
‘The Blind Philosopher and the God of Small Things’ will have you marvelling at his grasp on words as he entwines them in amusing verse. ‘Barnaby’s Shorts’ (showing a pair of slim legs in shorts, socks and ridiculous shoes on the book cover) are a collection of all his weird and wonderful short stories, described as ‘coffee break stories’. He now has 4 in the ‘Barnaby’s Shorts’ collection, all showing those ridiculous shoes.
‘Flowers for Mercedes’ , a detective story, may just hook you onto wanting to know more about Detective Inspector Flowers.
Sci-fi, mystery, murder or romance fan? Mr. Barnaby Wilde will fill your order. Nothing can or will stop him. He is an inveterate writer who also belongs and contributes to a group of equally passionate writers called Top Writers Block. Why not sample a little of his writing? There is definitely something for everyone and we can all do with a good laugh – no?
Just as prolific as his writings are the places where he can be found. You won’t have to go to Devon…
On his website:  and at the following bookstores (click on store to visit)
Are you a FaceBook addict ? Find him there too:  
Barnes and Noble 

There are bound to be other places, wouldn’t you think? In fact, I’m a little surprised I haven’t stumbled upon him before and you may be too. He does seem to be omnipresent and I have to admit, I have now added him to my website – the proof that I can highly recommend him.

Saturday 6 April 2013

Barnaby worries about Gold

Gold has been mined for more than 6,000 years. The latest estimate for all the gold in the world - the gold above ground, that is - is 171,300 tonnes, which would fit into a cube with sides of just over 20m (67ft). Or, to put it another way, would reach to 9.8m above ground level if exactly covering Wimbledon Centre Court.

The first gold coins were minted in about 550 BC under King Croesus of Lydia - a province in modern-day Turkey - and quickly became accepted payment for merchants and mercenary soldiers around the Mediterranean. Until recently, all the gold that had been mined throughout history was still in existence in the above-ground stock. That means that if you have a gold watch, some of the gold in that watch could have been mined by the Romans 2,000 years ago. The way gold is being used in the technology industry today, however, is different.

The British Geological Survey states that about 12% of current world gold production now finds its way to this sector, where it is often used in such small quantities in each individual product, for example to gold plate electrical terminals, that it may no longer be economical to recycle it.

In short, gold may be being "consumed" for the first time and may eventually run out.

Of course you can consume Barnaby's ebooks as often as you like with no fear that they will ever run out. In fact, you could visit right now and download another copy. Some of them are even 'Free' to download.