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The Hal Spacejock Series (Teen/Adult)


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New Release!


H2 2018




Peace Force - a Harriet Walsh novel


Harriet's boss is a huge robot with worn out batteries, the patrol car is driving her up the wall, and their first big case will probably kill her. Welcome to the PEACE FORCE!

Harriet Walsh is desperate for work, but when an intergalactic crime-fighting organisation offers her a job she's convinced it's a mistake. She dislikes puzzles, has never read a detective mystery, and hates wearing uniforms. So why did the Peace Force pick her?
Who cares? Harriet needs the money, and she's happy to go along with the training for as long as they keep paying her. She'd better dig out some of those detective mysteries though, because she's about to embark on her first real mission ...


OUT NOW in ebook and paperback!


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FAQ (Updated Feb 2018)

Sounds cool, when will Peace Force be released?
It's out right now!

What's the point of a spinoff?
Harriet Walsh 1: Peace Force is an origin novel, telling Harriet's story from her own point of view.

Can't you just write more Hal Spacejock?
I've only just finished Hal Spacejock 8: Double Trouble, and I'd like to try something else for a bit.

Will Hal Spacejock and Clunk appear in this novel?
Events take place two years before Harriet meets Hal Spacejock for the first time, so no. What you can expect is loads of nods and winks to Hal Spacejock fans and the other books in the series.