Alfie Crow was born in Wallsend, Northumberland and now lives in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. He worked for many years in community theatre, writing and directing over thirty plays, as a college and university lecturer and as a poet coach in primary and secondary schools.
He was one of the winners of the Bridport prize in 2006 for his short story, ‘Metal’ and his poems have been published in many periodicals and collections. His first thriller Rant won a Northern Crime Award. It is the first in a series of novels featuring the world's worst spy and disgruntled jobbing actor, Mike Rant. Coincidentally, Alfie also once applied to join the secret service using a computer in South Shields library. He is not at liberty to divulge the success or otherwise of his application.
Alfie has collaborated with poet Kate Fox on two novellas written and set during cultural events: The Glasto Code at the Glastonbury Festival 2013, and Tour de Force at the Tour de France's 'Grand Depart' in Yorkshire, July 2014.
In a race against time, interspersed with the first two stages of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire, a journalist and a vicar attempt to foil a robbery orchestrated to unfold during the 'Grand Depart'.
Will Jess Makin and Reverend Ray be able to outwit Antonia Gruber and her four daughters? Why is Octavius Bosomthwaite determined to hang onto the contents of his metal box at all costs? Are our heroes as doomed as Mark Cavendish’s Tour de France hopes...?
Find out in this brand new comic crime novella, sequel to last year’s Kindle-exclusive classic The Glasto Code; written (once again) in record time by poet Kate Fox and thriller writer Alfie Crow, during the 'Grand Depart' festivities in Yorkshire.
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