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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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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.

When Short is Very Short Indeed

I’ve been happily surprised at how well my on-going Shorts in the Dark series has gone since I launched it at the start of the year. I wasn’t entirely convinced there would be all that much of a readership for it, but month-on-month it has generated by far and away the greatest amount of interaction from my regular readership and almost all of that has been positive. Of course, I’m delighted by this. A year is almost up now, which seems remarkable. Twelve months nearly gone, just like that.


In the end, one of the reasons I went ahead with these short stories is that I had the material. It’s great to spend some of my writing time on these short stories, not least of all because you get that familiar sense of completion a heck of a lot sooner than you do with a novel. And it’s also nice to have the space to experiment more. If I make a mess of a short story, I’ve invested far less than I have with a full-length novel.

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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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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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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.