Writings

The Pilgrim Fathers

John Carver & The Pilgrim Fathers – (booklet )
Price: £4.95/$6.50
The booklet includes pictures of places associated with John Carver and The Pilgrim Fathers. If you cannot obtain a copy and would like to buy one or more copies please contact me at: alanarcher17@sky.com or if you require a bulk order phone: (+44) 7564 616520
New Launch Date: Thursday 27th February 2020.

John Carver & The Pilgrim Fathers – (non-fiction book)
Price: TBA
Containing material and facts not in the booklet of the same name. There are no pictures. Themes dealt with include: a) John Carver’s London apprenticeship; b) His life as a Walloon; c) His marriages; d) His life as a Separatist; e) His beliefs; f) His Governorship.
Launch Date: 2020

Crime Novels

Only A Weekend – the 1st of the DCI Jack Kirby novels.
A extremely wealthy and successful businesswoman is found murdered in a run down hotel where even rats would not be found dead in. Robbery is not the motive, but what is? Who did it and why? Could it be someone from her past, or her present life? Jack Kirby needs all the resources available at his disposal if he is to solve this intriguing case.
Launch Date: TBA

Other DCI Jack Kirby Books Planned

Barracuda Junction – the 2nd of the DCI Jack Kirby novels.
Price: TBA
DCI Jack Kirby is in Edinburgh to attend Dave Marlon’s funeral; his best friend. While there Kirby is ordered to transport a prisoner to the Old Bailey, London. Kirby finds this prisoner shot his best friend. Things don’t go according to plan. Launch Date: TBA

Death Or Glory – the 3rd of the DCI Jack Kirby novels.
This novel is based on the 21st Lancers charge given by Major General Herbert Kitchener at the Battle of Omdurman on 2nd September 1898 during the Sudanese Wars.
DCI Jack Kirby is called to the 21st Lancers Reunion of the Battle of Omdurman at Bachman Manor. After Re-telling the Battle and the Reunion Banquet in The Great Hall, all moved into The Ballroom. A guest is later found in The Great Hall; murdered. Who was responsible?

Other Writings

Home At Last – a short war story.
A battleship fights against the storms and gales on its journey home after sinking the pride of the enemy’s navy. The tremendous battle she faces against the struggle with elements of nature prove to be just as daunting a task, if not more so, than her previous conflict with the mighty surface raider.

Published by Alan Archer

Alan is the eldest of twin brothers. He lives in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England with his step-daughter Clare Goult. He lost his wife, Sylvia, to cancer in August 2017. Alan plans that his 32 page booklet, ‘John Carver & The Pilgrim Fathers’, should be published in 2019. This is ‘Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of The Pilgrim Fathers’ Voyage of the Mayflower, 1620’. Alan is finishing a book on the life of John Carver and his involvement with The Pilgrim Fathers. Alan is currently writing a DCI Jack Kirby crime novel, ‘Only A Weekend’. He has plans for a following book entitled, ‘Barracuda Junction’. When Alan is not writing he helps with the charity, Doncaster P2 Locomotive Trust Ltd. as their Events Manager and helps on the Fundraising Team. He has experience as a self-employed Tour Operator that required organisational skills, book-keeping and people management. Alan has worked as a Salesman, Administration Assistant, and many other types of jobs too numerous to mention. Alan’s hobbies and interests apart from writing and railways are: football (soccer) particularly Sheffield Wednesday, reading, rockabilly music of late 1950s/‘60s and driving. He has been involved in politics at a local level and has a sense of humour.

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