THE ASYLUM SOUL : Lunatic asylums were an inescapable hangover of Victorian Britain and they harnessed a certain
stigma borne from an environment of fear and shame as well as the great unknown.
For many families the asylum system helped create their darkest ‘skeletons’, and for Thomas (Tommy) Compton, it was unforgiving.
In 1929 he was twenty-three years old when his mother had him sent to The Brookwood Lunatic Asylum in Surrey, his only ailment - a simple speech defect.
Based on Tommy’s own diary notes, The Asylum Soul is
a disturbing account of an innocent young life ripped apart by unthinkable institutional failings, false hope and ultimate family betrayal. BUY NOW
FLY BACK AND PURIFY : Recovering from a serious psychological meltdown local journalist Jack Compton
gets his big break. In July 1994 an ‘unusual incident’ occurs at Brookwood railway station in leafy Surrey and he’s sent to investigate.
What happens next is a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of implosion
that will either make or break him. An event so strange that even those around him cannot explain or comprehend. But with Jack... is it all just a state of mind? BUY NOW
AN INVISIBLE NEMESIS : When a Princess Diana look-a-like goes missing just three weeks before the
death of the real princess in 1997, suspicions of a conspiracy implicating the UK government, the intelligence and security agencies and the Sicilian mafia begin to unfold.
Over twenty years later, Jack Compton is
a freelance reporter who is on the trail following the murder of Suzanne Camilleri, a fellow journalist on the beautiful Maltese island of Gozo.
Jack believes that Suzanne, his good friend and former colleague at a
now-defunct national Sunday newspaper had been in receipt of recent evidence linked to the missing woman which could expose one of the biggest cover-ups in cross-national modern-day history.
Protagonist Jack is out to unravel the Maltese connection and make sense of why Suzanne was killed so brutally. He also needs to watch out for himself. BUY NOW
New Writing Update : Mal Foster’s fifth novel, Fluke's
Cradle is well underway and publication is anticipated in the early spring of 2022. The book tells the story of a man who wakes up from a coma in a Surrey hospital convinced he is the person he was in a previous life. Check Twitter and
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