Book Blog Tour: The Last Will of Sven Anderson by Geoff Le Pard

Seasons Greetings, all! Things might have seemed quiet here at the summerhouse, but it’s been a buzz of activity behind the scenes. More on that next week in my Christmas post.  For now, it’s great to return with a hearty welcome to my lovely friend, blogger and prolific author, Geoff Le Pard.

Geoff Le Pard started writing to entertain in 2006. He hasn’t left his keyboard since. When he’s not churning out novels he writes some maudlin self-indulgent poetry, short fiction and blogs at geofflepard.com. He walks the dog for mutual inspiration and most of his best ideas come out of these strolls. He also cooks with passion if not precision.

Some of you know Geoff well through blogging. I first met him five years ago at the very first Bloggers Bash in London and it’s great to catch up with him here and there. I’m delighted to help with the launch of Geoff’s latest novel, The Last Will of Sven Anderson, which continues with the misadventures of one Harry Spittle, first introduced in Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle. A third in the series follows next year. Congratulations, Geoff!

The Last Will Of Sven Anderson

Blurb

When Harry Spittle, nearly qualified as a solicitor, is approached to write a Will for old acquaintance Sven Andersen, he is somewhat surprised but rather pleased. That pleasure sours after he finds that the Will Sven actually signs is very different to the one he has drawn up, with Harry as the executor. Disappointment turns to horror when he discovers that Sven has been winding up his late father’s criminal empire and a number of not very nice people are interested in the Will’s contents.

If he is to remain in one piece, able to continue his career in the law and save his on-off relationship with his girlfriend Penny, who is unfortunately under suspicion of murder, he needs to find out what’s happened to the money and distribute it according to Sven’s wishes. The trouble is Sven has not only hidden the assets but also the identities of those who benefit. Harry will have to solve a fiendish puzzle Sven has left behind with the help of his sister Dina before his world comes crashing down. With so many people depending on him, Harry knows it’s time for him to grow up – it’s just that he really, really doesn’t want to.

Set in 1981 to the backdrop of punk, Thatcherite politics and an upcoming Royal wedding, this is a book for those who like their nostalgia served with a side of humour and a dash of optimism all wrapped up in a compelling mystery.

Available here:

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

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Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle

Blurb

It’s summer 1976 and hotter than Hades. Harry Spittle, nineteen, is home from university, aiming to earn some money to go on holiday and maybe get laid. He expects he will be bored rigid, but the appearance of an old family friend, Charlie Jepson, his psychopathic son, Claude, and predatory wife Monica changes that. As his parents’ marriage implodes, Harry’s problems mount; before he knows it he’s in debt up to his ears and dealing in drugs. Things go from bad to worse when he is stabbed. He needs money fast, but now his job is at risk, his sister is in trouble and he has discovered a family secret that could destroy all he holds dear. Will Harry have to join forces with the local criminal mastermind to survive the summer and save his family? Can he regain some credibility and self-respect? Most importantly will he finally get laid?

Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle is a coming of age story. Set in 1976 the hero Harry Spittle is home from university for the holidays. He has three goals: to keep away from his family, earn money and hopefully have sex. Inevitably his summer turns out to be very different to that anticipated.

Available here:

Smashwords

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

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If Harry Spittle isn’t great entertainment enough for you, do scroll through for links to Geoff’s other books with updates at Geoff Le Pard’s Amazon Author Page.

My Father And Other Liars

My Father and Other Liars is a thriller set in the near future and takes its heroes, Maurice and Lori-Ann on a helter-skelter chase across continents.

Available here:

Smashwords

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

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Life in a Grain of Sand

Life in a Grain of Sand is a 30 story anthology covering many genres: fantasy, romance, humour, thriller, espionage, conspiracy theories, MG and indeed something for everyone. All the stories were written during Nano 2015.

Available here:

Smashwords

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

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Salisbury Square

Salisbury Square is a dark thriller set in present-day London where a homeless woman and a Polish man, escaping the police at home, form an unlikely alliance to save themselves.

Available here:

Smashwords

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

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Buster & Moo

 

Buster & Moo is about two couples and the dog whose ownership passes from one to the other. When the couples meet, via the dog, the previously hidden cracks in their relationships surface and events begin to spiral out of control. If the relationships are to survive there is room for only one hero but who will that be?

Available here:

Smashwords

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

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Life in a Flash

Life in a Flash is a set of super short fiction, flash and micro fiction that should keep you engaged and amused for ages.

Available here:

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

Smashwords

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Apprenticed To My Mother

Apprenticed To My Mother describes the period after my father died when I thought I was to play the role of dutiful son, while Mum wanted a new, improved version of her husband – a sort of Desmond 2.0. We both had a lot to learn in those five years, with a lot of laughs and a few tears as we went.

Available here:

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

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Life in a Conversation

Life in a Conversation is an anthology of short and super short fiction that explores connections through humour, speech and everything besides. If you enjoy the funny, the weird and the heart-rending then you’ll be sure to find something here.

Available here:

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

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Lovely to feature you today, Geoff, and we wish you all the best with your latest launch.

 

About Sherri Matthews

While bringing her memoir, 'Stranger in a White Dress: A True Story of Broken Dreams, Being Brave and Beginning Again' to publication, Sherri's articles, short memoir, personal essays, poetry and flash fiction are published in national magazines, anthologies and online. She invites her readers to share the view at her Summerhouse blog and is a regular contributer and columnist at 'Carrot Ranch', an online literary community. In another life, Sherri lived in California for twenty years, but today, she lives in England writing stories from the past, making sense of today and giving hope for tomorrow.
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58 Responses to Book Blog Tour: The Last Will of Sven Anderson by Geoff Le Pard

  1. Prior... says:

    Wow – he has quite the book collection – and quite interesting titles – 📚📚😊

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  2. A lovely post, Sherri! Always good to read about Geoff’s books. Hope all’s well with you xx

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  3. TanGental says:

    Thanks so much Sherri

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  4. purpleslob says:

    Hi Sherri, I love the new pic of your summerhouse, in the snow.
    He is a prolific writer!
    Thanks for promoting him. I’ve seen mentions of him often, of course. I just didn’t know his books.

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  5. dgkaye says:

    Fantastic post! Shared around and have 2 of Geoff’s books I will catch up on before getting to this new one! Congrats to Geoff! ❤ xxx

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  6. parkermccoy says:

    Wow. He’s got quite a body of work. Gonna have to check it out! Thanks for posting!

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  7. Hello, Sherri! Nice to see you, lovely. Hope you’re well. Say hello to your robin for me. ❤
    *waves to Geoff* Hello, my fine fellow. Just finished reading and reviewing Life in a Grain of Sand for November's NaNo month. I will get to this one. Promise. (Though I want to get to the balloon/bubble book–you know which I mean.) You do look the prolific author you are with all your books lined up like this. I know I've said this before, but I absolutely love all your covers now. Though different forms and genres, they're cohesive and beautifully done. (Also, I'll say again how much I love that photo of you and your daughter.) ❤

    Happy holidays to you both!

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  8. Geoff has been busy! Lovely to see him featured here Sherri. I enjoy his quirky, funny writing style very much. 🙂

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  9. Lovely to see Geoff here Sherri… thanks for sharing..hugsx

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  10. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Sherri Matthews is visited by Geoff Le Pard and his latest book The Last Will of Sven Anderson.. head over to read all about it…#recommended

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  11. Lovely to Geoff here, Sherri. That picture is divine.

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  12. Mike M says:

    Always a pleasure to read items on your blog!

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  13. Reblogged this on writerchristophfischer and commented:
    Very excited to learn of this latest Geoff Le Pard book . All of his work is highly recommended!

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