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Good Investigations

Good Investigations

Never one to run a mile when a woman needs help, PI David Good finds himself up to his neck in trouble, upsetting unpleasant people with short fuses and their own self-interest to protect.

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Good Girl Gone Bad

The Strawberry Girl

Good girls can seem ten-a-penny at times and David Good thinks he's been lucky enough to find his very own example of well-behaved perfection. But he really ought to have known better.

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.

Writer Yes Perfectionist No

Today, I am going to take a look at the very real risk many writers face of falling into the trap of perfectionism. It is something I’m familiar with myself and I know just how damaging it can be. I also know that, with the application of a little discipline and persistence, it is something you can steer yourself away from.


It might seem odd at first sight to think that striving for perfection in your writing is in anyway wrong, after all, aren’t all writers trying their hardest to produce the best work they can? Well, yes we are, but there is more in that sentence than you might think.

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Too Good to Die

A missing woman, an ex-convict out for revenge and a girlfriend with insatiable appetites has PI David Good teetering on the brink.