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Hello. I'm Tim Vicary  and this website is about my books. There are three legal thrillers about a barrister called Sarah Newby, and her admirer, detective Terry Bateson.  They face a series of shocking, difficult and sometimes violent cases, both in the courts and out of them. You can read these e-books - A Game of Proof, A Fatal Verdict, and Bold Counsel - on the Amazon Kindle, where you can sample the first few chapters FREE.

There are also three historical novelsThe Blood Upon the Rose is about a young aristocratic Irish girl who falls in love with an IRA volunteer in 1920, during the war for Irish independence.Cat and Mouse is about a militant suffragette and her sister, who are involved in the fight for women's rights in 1914, just before the First World War - the same period as the TV programme Downton Abbey. The third book, The Monmouth Summer is about a young Protestant girl and her father who are involved in the rebellion of 1685 against the Catholic King James II. You can sample the first few chapters of these books FREE on your Kindle too.

crime novelsMy latest historical novel, Nobody's Slave, is a dramatic sea story about two boys, one African and one English, involved in the Elizabethan slave trade. Last year it won the Kindle Book Review Kindle Book Award 2014 for the 'young adult' category.

I also write shorter books for foreign students of English.  In 2010, my short book Titanic won first prize in its category from the Extensive Reading Foundation, and in 2011 my book The Everest Story was also a winner. You can read more about these shorter books in the Thrillers and True Stories pages on this site. In these books, I try to write a good, interesting story in very simple, clear English. I think it works, because many thousands have been sold all over the world.  My latest book in this series, Dinosaurs, came out in April 2012.