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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 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.


I’ve been having another long think about the place of continuity in my books, specifically my David Good books. When you are writing a series this is something that is bound to exercise your mind sooner or later. So, today, I am going to summarise where that thinking took me and the conclusion I came to.


There was never any doubt when I started writing my first David Good novel that it would be the first of several. For starters, that was a conscious decision I made right up front. And, in any case, I quickly found myself tripping over a growing pile of ideas for more stories involving my private investigator. So long as that first one wasn’t a total disaster – and it wasn’t – I was always going to move onto the next one, which I did. I’ve now written five, three of them published and there is a whole gaggle of others partially written as ideas have piled into my head and needed to be written down in brief.

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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.