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Posted: 24-Feb-19

Successful Launch

The recent book launch was a tremendous success. Held at The Bank House in Whitehead, I signed books for three hours solid and met a lot of great people. Thank you to everyone who came down on the day. It's very much appreciated.

 
 

 

The official release date for the new book is 26th February. You can order with Amazon and most other leading booksellers, either online or on the high street.
 
 
 
Posted: 01-Feb-19

Book Launch: First Series, Episodes 1-4

 
The first four episodes of the first Bailey Jacobs series have been combined into a paperback book that is due out on 26th February.

You can pre-order with Amazon now or come along to the book launch on Saturday 23rd to pick up a signed copy.
 
 
 
Posted: 22-Jan-19

Forever FREE Download

The first episode of the Bailey Jacobs series is now available to download for free in Kindle, ePub and PDF format. To get your free copy of Bailey Jacobs and the Disappearing Dogs, Register Here and then Visit This Page. It couldn't be easier. Enjoy.
 
 
 
Posted: 13-Jan-19

New Jacket Covers

I've modified the jacket covers slightly, to make them stand out more as thumbnails.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 13-Jan-19

Steve Cavanagh's Twisted

 
A couple of nights ago I went to the No Alibis Bookstore in Belfast for the launch of Steve Cavanagh's latest thriller: Twisted. It was great to meet the man and listen to what he had to say.

You can watch the video here ...
Steve Cavanagh's Twisted
 
 
 
Posted: 30-Dec-18

Free Download Day: 01st January

For one day only, Bailey Jacobs and the Dealer's Den will be available to download for free from Amazon on Tuesday 01st January 2019.

Download the Dealer's Den on Amazon

In this fourth episode of the Bailey Jacobs Chronicles, an evening out causes chaos at work and a new case turns out to be more dangerous than anything she has faced before.

You can grab your copy for free on New Year's Day.

Enjoy. And be sure to add your feedback on Amazon.
 
 
 
Posted: 26-Dec-18

Released: Bailey Jacobs and the Dealer's Den

The fourth episode of the Bailey Jacobs Chronicles is available from Amazon now for just 99p ...

Dealer's Den on Amazon

I'd love to get your feedback on this episode so please leave your comments on Amazon when you've read it.

This latest episode concludes the first tetralogy of the first series and wraps up a key sub-plot ... as well as developing other plot lines. Sometime in the middle of January 2019, I will combine the first four novellas into a single book and make them available as a printed paperback book.

If there is enough demand, I will also record an audiobook version of these first four episodes.

Thanks for following me and Bailey.
 
 
 
Posted: 06-Dec-18

Free Download Day: 09th December

For one day only, Bailey Jacobs and the Bungled Burglary will be available to download for free from Amazon on Sunday 09th December.

Download the Bungled Burglary on Amazon

In this third episode of the Bailey Jacobs Chronicles, our amateur sleuth starts a new job, takes on a new case and stumbles upon an encrypted message from a once dead man.

You can grab your copy for free on Sunday. Enjoy.
 
 
 
Posted: 02-Dec-18

Released: Bailey Jacobs and the Bungled Burglary

The third episode is available from Amazon now for just 99p ...

Bungled Burglary on Amazon

I'd love to get your feedback on this new episode so please leave your comments on Amazon ... they really help me reach a wider audience.

Thank you.
 
 
 
Posted: 19-Nov-18

An Evening with Ian Rankin

 
A couple of nights ago I went to the Hilton Hotel in Belfast for an audience with the celebrated crime writer, Ian Rankin. During the session, Ian shared information about ...

- Rebus and a Cafferty back-story error
- future projects including new Rebus and a possible collaboration with a very famous comic-book character

You can watch the video here ...
A Noirish Evening with Ian Rankin
 
 
 
Posted: 16-Nov-18

Free Download Day: 17th November

For one day only, Bailey Jacobs and the Flying Thief will be available to download for free from Amazon on Saturday 17th November.

Download the Flying Thief on Amazon

This second episode of the Bailey Jacobs Chronicles, sees Bailey investigate a three-theft mystery in her own inimitable style. Needless to say, things don't go smoothly for her.

You can grab your copy for free on Saturday. Enjoy.
 
 
 
Posted: 12-Nov-18

Released: Bailey Jacobs and the Flying Thief

Slightly later than scheduled (sorry), the second episode is available from Amazon now for just 99p ...

Flying Thief on Amazon

I'd love to get your feedback on this new episode so please leave your comments on Amazon ... they really help me reach a wider audience.

Thank you.
 
 
 
Posted: 08-Nov-18

Five Star Reviews

 
I've received the first customer reviews for Bailey Jacobs and the Disappearing Dogs and all are extremely complimentary with five star ratings across the board. An incredible start ... thank you very much to everyone who has downloaded the book. And special thanks to all who have left a review. It's so much appreciated.

VJ Barrington on Amazon
 
 
 
Posted: 06-Nov-18

Bailey Jacobs and the Flying Thief

 
The second episode of the Bailey Jacobs series is due for release this Saturday, 10th November.

Initially only available through Amazon, it will be rolled out across other platforms in the near future, including an omnibus hard copy and audio-book.

I will let you know when it's available for download and in the meantime, you can view my Amazon author page here ...

VJ Barrington on Amazon
 
 
 
Posted: 20-Oct-18

Bailey Jacobs and the Disappearing Dogs

 
The first episode of the Bailey Jacobs series is available to download from Amazon ...

Bailey Jacobs and the Disappearing Dogs

I’d love to get your feedback on this first episode so when you’ve finished reading, please be kind enough to leave a review on Amazon.

Thank you.
 
 
 
Posted: 16-Oct-18

YouTube Channel

I've setup a YouTube channel where I post videos about my experience as an Indie Author. In it I cover ...

- my experience of self-publishing
- my journey to record an audio-book
- tips and tricks I've picked up from other authors

You can find the channel here ...
VJ Barrington on YouTube
 
 
 
Posted: 08-Aug-18

She’s Been Hard to Live With

I’ve fallen out with Bailey many times over the last few years. As her creator and boss, you’d think I understand what's best for her, but oh no, try explaining that to Little Miss Fancy-Pants.

There are twelve episodes in the first Bailey series, with multiple (sometimes complex) story threads running through them. The stories take time to build and weave. It takes planning to get them to meld. So you can understand my frustration when Bailey stomps her size 8 Doc Marten’s in defiance and chooses a path different to the one I had mapped out for her.

Not all my characters are quite so independent, but this girl has attitude. And it comes at you right off the page.
 
 
 
Posted: 07-Mar-18

Jacket Covers

 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: 06-Dec-17

First Four Episodes Coming Soon

The first four episodes of the Bailey Jacobs Chronicles are due to be completed in 2018.

Episode 1 - Bailey Jacobs and the Disappearing Dogs
Episode 2 - Bailey Jacobs and the Flying Thief
Episode 3 - Bailey Jacobs and the Bungled Burglary
Episode 4 - Bailey Jacobs and the Dealer’s Den

Register now to be the first to know when they are released.
 
 
 
Posted: 02-Jul-17

Introducing Bailey

She's a teenage Agatha Raisin, with more lip and less luck.

Bailey Jacobs is seventeen and lives at home with her mother and brother. So far, life’s not worked out the way she hoped. Having recently lost her job and dumped her boyfriend, she wants things to change, and fast.

She gets involved in a series of seemingly unrelated crimes and befriends a retired army Colonel. Solving mysteries is exciting. It might get her into trouble and endanger her life from time to time, but the thrill of adventure fulfils her.

However, when she receives some life-changing news, the stakes increase and she soon discovers a web of secrets and lies much closer to home. Now Bailey has to unravel the mystery of her own past. Even if it breaks her family apart. Again.

The Bailey Jacobs Chronicles are humorous crime mysteries set for twelve episodes in the first series. Based in Farnham, a quaint town in Surrey, England, the series has sufficient number of twists and turns to keep you hooked until the very end.
 
 
 

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