Brian Christopher Novels
You create a world and it takes on a life of its own - that's how it works.
After 10 years service as a cryptographer with MI6 during the cold war, the extremely shy and reclusive George Withers becomes editor and compiler of the Sunday Times crossword. 30 years later and now in his 60's, an old MI6 colleague asks him to place a code within the Sunday Times cryptic crossword puzzle. Unknown to him, this results in a number of gruesome deaths. The father of one of the victims discovers the puzzle maker had something to do with his son's death, and goes on the hunt. Now George has to solve his own puzzle to save his own life.
New York detective Harvey Wall is sent on an exchange program to Amsterdam to work with the Dutch police. But what was meant to be a holiday turns out to be the worst nightmare he could imagine.He thought he had seen it all in New York city, but never had he come across anything like this.
Finally settling down and getting into the swing of things in Amsterdam, Harvey Wall discovers that things are not all they seem at where he is stationed. While looking into this two more strange deaths occur in the city - and the nightmare begins once again.
Recovering from a smashed collarbone, Detective Harvey Wall from the NYPD is charged with the murder of one man, and the attempted murder of another by the Dutch DA.
When a new spate of strange deaths occur, police chief Harry Ribb allows him to do some investigation work on the quiet. With one arm in a sling, Detective Wall goes on the hunt that will lead him down a path of love, conspiracy and revelation!
The third and final part of the epic trilogy The Amsterdam Chronicles, Def-Con City.
"The Amsterdam Chronicles" The Hanging (coming 2020)
Still on sick-leave recovering from a smashed collarbone, NYPD detective Harvey Wall tries to relax and enjoy his stay in Amsterdam. When the body of a man is found in a cocoon styled sack hanging from a winch beam on top of a beautiful 16th century house along one of the canals, the itch to investigate is overpowering, but off bounds. When a second and third body is found shortly after he finally goes back into action. A lack of clues and motive as to how and why test his investigating skills.
Rembrandt is famous for his paintings but not many people know about his personal life. After his wife Saskia had died, his life became embroiled in relationships that would shock the world even today. This short story is about the other side of Rembrandt, that is documented, but few people know of. He was a great artist, but at the same time - a great criminal.