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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.

Cosy Mysteries and Other Stories

Changes in the marketplace are presenting many new opportunities and sometimes some challenges for writers and in this article I take a look at the emergence of new sub-genres in the crime/mystery section of the book store.


As a writer of crime and mystery fiction, I have been intrigued with some of the new sub-genres that have emerged in this space in recent times. It seems the freedom that has resulted from the indie publishing revolution has allowed readers to express their desire for more focused sub-genres that weren’t necessarily being catered for previously and for writers to respond to this emerging demand.

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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.