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Conrad Jones


Conrad is the author of 25 thriller novels and is listed as an Amazon All-Star

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David Costa

Special Forces

Costa is a man who has been there and bought the T-shirt, worn it, and lived to tell the tale...

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Lisa Sell


Lisa Sell is a thriller, crime, and mystery writer who also scribbles short stories and writes non-fiction.
When she’s reading, Lisa practically hoovers up books. The to-be-read pile has become a tower, threatening to topple on her when she’s sleeping.
Music rocks Lisa’s world too, particularly a good eighties tune. If lost, you’ll find Lisa in a DeLorean, headed for her favourite decade.
Lisa’s cats try to help her write but often fail. The furry pests demand attention and desk space. Lisa is currently applying for cat wrangling to be recognised as an Olympic sport.
Find out more about Lisa and her books in the following places:
Twitter: @LisaLisax31

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Tom Sibson


We're delighted to announce that debut crime writer, Tom Sibson , is joining the Red Dragon Publishing Cave!

Born in Yorkshire, Tom spent his early career in a variety of scientific research and engineering roles and now in middle age hopes to share his love for the city of York with his readers — albeit via somewhat dark, intriguing, and mind-teasing scenarios.

When not writing crime fiction, Tom loves researching true crime, modern history, running, playing the guitar, listening to all genres of rock, and solving cryptic crosswords with a particular penchant for the one in Private Eye.

Follow him at:

Twitter: @TomSibsonAuthor



Tom's debut novel, Five Down, will be out in April.

Welcome to the Cave, Tom!

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Nick Rippington

Gangland Crime

Nick would like it to be known that although he once worked for the News of the World he has never hacked a mobile phone. For that matter, most of the time he can’t even remember his own passcode.
A national sports journalist with a wealth of experience, Nick took the plunge and began writing gangland crime thrillers when Rupert Murdoch shut down Europe’s biggest-selling Sunday newspaper in 2011 as a result of the phone hacking scandal.
His debut novel Crossing the Whitewash came out in 2015, receiving an honourable mention in the Writers’ Digest Self-publishing eBook awards.

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Robin Roughley


Robin is the author of around forty novels, many featuring the force of nature that is DS Lasser, the laconic, sometimes world-weary sergeant who patrols the streets of Wigan in the north-west of England.
He also writes in a number of genres, including hard bitten and cosy crime, plus comedy, with a supernatural romance thrown into the mix.
After working at several jobs, including paint maker, pie salesman (a job that anyone from Wigan has to have done at some point) to pallet maker, and eventually truck driver, he decided to try his hand at writing a book and so the first Lasser adventure saw the light of day.
He has been a full-time self-published author since two-thousand and thirteen and still finds it hard to fathom how he's got here.
When not tapping away at the keyboard, he likes to go for walks to solve plot problems and find new ways to bump people off.
We are over the moon to be publishing Robin's next book, None, in March and are delighted to welcome him to the RDP Cave!

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Brian Caves

Crime fiction

I started out as an engineer, then an estate agent, followed by senior management roles in cable TV and telecoms. Spent a few years as a management consultant and now work in the language translation industry.
I have played music all my life. Classically trained on the clarinet from the age of eight until fourteen when my world took a quantum leap forward after hearing Jimi Hendrix and Voodoo Child on the radio. I thought, wow, I gotta do that. I dumped the clarinet, and I picked up the guitar and have never put it down. I have played alongside topflight musicians, both live and in studios.
From a young age, I read books like Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Black Beauty, Swallows and Amazons, then The Famous Five, Billy Bunter, Jennings and Derbyshire, Biggles, and Tarzan. Agatha Christie had a major impact, as did Georges Simenon. I penned short stories at school – mostly adventure, but it wasn’t until I became hooked on American Crime Noir that my urge to write came crashing to the forefront of my mind. Reading Hammett, Chandler, Jim Thompson, Macdonald, and the master, James M. Cain, had the same effect on my potential writing career as Hendrix had for my music.
Having been further influenced by the greats of Southern literature, I write crime stories based in the Deep South and UK based dark noir crime set in the county of Northamptonshire where I reside. Throw into the pot crime and horror short stories and novellas and you’ll have some idea of what goes on in my head.
We are over the moon to welcome Brian to the Red Dragon Publishing Cave and can't wait for you to read his wonderful work!

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Pru Heathcote


I’ve always loved telling stories and putting them down on paper as soon as I could write. I began my working life in Hertfordshire as a local newspaper reporter – obits, weddings, Uncle George’s Kiddies’ Corner – then went on to teenage magazines (‘Fab’ and ‘Rave’) and women’s magazines.  I moved to Northumberland 40 years ago and worked as an adult education tutor, teaching any subject I didn’t need to a qualification for, including creative writing. Over the years I’ve written dozens of stories for magazines, a commissioned biography and several plays, one of which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe. It was one of my plays that formed the basis for my novel ‘Don’t Leave’, winning entry in the 2020 Lindisfarne Prize, written during the first Lockdown.  I live in Warkworth, a  village on the Northumberland coast, an area which provides most of the inspiration for my stories. I’m married, with three grown-up children and two grandchildren.

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