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Good Investigations

Good Investigations

She's blonde. She’s clever. She’s in his office. London based PI David Good doesn’t stand a chance.

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Good Girl Gone Bad

The Strawberry Girl

Meeting the perfect woman can have its downsides, as London based PI David Good is about to find out.

David Good, the PI with pliable morals, a taste for blondes and a full-on sense of humour, turns out to be a big softie as he takes up the challenge of sorting out yet another domestic mess.

As study gave way to work, the urge to scribble became incessant and Ben spent many, many years doing just that, jotting down in an uncontrolled jumble anything and everything that jostled for space in his head. Eventually order and discipline was established and for several years now, Ben's focus has been on writing crime stories.


Ben now lives in rural Northamptonshire in central England with his family and a heavily over-worked computer.

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Ben is the author of the David Good, Private Investigator stories. Set in London during the 1980s, they follow the adventures of a PI in tune with his neck of the woods and in possession of some distinctly pliable morals. The stories place a big emphasis on relationships, especially those between Good and the many women that pass through his life, and all come served with a side-order of attitude and humour.


Ben was born in London and spent most of his childhood in the semi-rural environs of north-west Kent, before heading off to the altogether different and industrial metropolis of Manchester for three years as an under-graduate.

A World Full of Ideas

I quite often get asked a question most, if not all, writers will be familiar with, and that is how do I come up with ideas for my books. Whilst that might sound like a pretty straightforward question to ask, the answer is rather more complex and perhaps surprising, so I thought I’d make it the subject of this month’s blog posting.


I’ve seen articles and postings in which some writers describe the carefully managed process by which they generate and start to flesh out ideas for future books. Some of these writers will even go so far as to have ‘ideas’ days where they set themselves up somewhere quiet and pleasant, then sketch out on a board or on paper any and every thought that pops into their head that could conceivably be turned into a book. They then work their way through the resulting list of candidates, whittling them down until they have a few they believe they can turn into a good story.

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Too Good to Die

She’s lost in the land of the living. He’s desperate to keep her from the land of the dead.

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Smart Way to Die

When you’re dressed for living and full of beans, a run-in with death might not be all that is seems.

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The Good Con

She’s Queen of the dancefloor and would-be Queen of the con and she’s about to give London based PI David Good a right old run-around.