Tim Stretton




The paperback edition Catfish Alley is out now.  You can get your copy - or the Kindle edition - here. 

If you missed the online launch event on 31 July, it's immortalised on Facebook, so you can check out the readings, Q&A session and crime tips. Check it out here!

Catfish Alley

I once had a girlfriend back in Scotland, Lorna, who was into astrology, karma, healing crystals and all that shite.  She always said the universe had a way of knowing when you needed something and providing for you.  In my experience, what it generally provides is a kick in the  bollocks. 


Tommy Chisholm is in trouble.

His dream life in Barcelona is unravelling.  He’s broke, his writing career has stalled, and maybe it’s time to pack up and go home.

But then he’s recruited by an organised crime gang to help them rob an art gallery.  His financial worries will be over at a stroke, and all he needs to do is seduce someone he’s never met.

Everything is going perfectly.  Until he loses his head over the woman he is meant to be exploiting.

Catfish Alley is out now with SpellBound Books


A Little Poison

Once the Fikingur sea-raiders of Haskilde were the most feared warriors on the continent. Now they are confined to a tiny duchy, ruled by a dying man whose heir is a depraved teenager.

Lothar von Schnusenberg has arrived in Haskilde to spy for the Empire, but his plans are overturned when he becomes the prime suspect in a grisly poisoning. Can he trust the enigmatic Asta and her prickly friend Edda, or are they luring him to disaster?

About Tim

Tim writes fantasy and science fiction as Tim Stretton, and crime as T. M. Stretton.  He has been published by Macmillan New Writing and TOR UK, as well as his own BattleCat Press imprint.  Since 2019 he has been a full-time writer.

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