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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.

The Story Behind a Story

I sometimes find it is not just the creative work itself that is engrossing, but also the story behind it and this post takes a look at an examples of this I bumped in to recently and was fascinated by.

 

When I’m referring to a creative work here, I mean pretty much anything, be it a book, painting, sculpture, song, building, dress. You name it, it counts so long as it’s been created by someone.

 

The particular example that prompted me to write this piece was that pop icon poster of the 1980s (so apt given my David Good books are set in that very decade) the Tennis Girl.

 

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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.