I HAVE PUBLISHED A BOOK

Greetings all! Happy holidays.

After many rejections, I have finally decided to self publish my Urban-Smith cozy mysteries.

LAUGH OUT DEAD - NEWER VERSION 1LAUGH OUT DEAD is available on amazon in paperback and e-book, and on smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and apple as ebook.

The book introduces us to detective and paranormal investigator, Fairfax Urban-Smith, and his friend and lodger, forensic pathologist, Dr Rupert Harker.

When a Russian academic laughs himself to death, Urban-Smith and Harker are asked to investigate the case.
 
The victim’s autopsy reveals an unusual pattern of strokes. Although Dr Harker deems the death to be of natural causes, this is thrown into doubt when further deaths occur, and Urban-Smith and Harker find themselves contending with unseen assassins, ex-KGB scientists, Russian paramilitaries and suicidally reckless taxi drivers.
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE 1ST 2 CHAPTERS ON AMAZON AND THE FIRST 5 ON SMASHWORDS.

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PLEASE DOWNLOAD A COPY AND HELP SUPPORT MY
ICE CREAM HABIT.
BEST WISHES AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
RUPERT.

PLEASE CHECK OUT MY NEW WEBSITE – r-harker.com

Twitter @RupertHarker

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FREE EBOOK – THIS WEEKEND ONLY

CLICK HERE FOR US SITE – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L6LBNKG

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Laugh Out Dead: A cozy murder mystery comedy (Urban-Smith Cozy Mystery series Book 1) by [Harker, Rupert]

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My interview on BBC radio

Just after Xmas, I was fortunate enough to be invited to BBC Radio Northampton to speak to Helen Blaby about my new book, Laugh Out Dead.

Interview

Helen is an excellent interviewer and really put me at ease. You can follow her twitter feed here.

You can hear the interview on my author website HERE.

Please check out my new website, as I will be posting updates on the next in the trilogy, “The Werewolf of Wottenham Wood,” which I plan to release in May.

Urban-Smith Mysteries trilogy

Keep it real, homies!

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My Medical Typo Hell!

This article 1st appeared in the Daily Scrump on 11th April.

MY MEDICAL TYPO HELL.

The Department of Health was quick to defend the reputation of its new standardised medical software, “PIGS-EAR,” despite increasing reports of disturbing errors in patient diagnostic coding.  Continue reading

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What goes around……..

In view of the last Labour government’s abysmal treatment of GP’s, it has been deeply gratifying to see the Labour party receiving a good pummelling from both sides of the border.

Gertcha!

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Gizoogle is da shiznit!

A running gag in the Urban-Smith books is the proliferation of themed restaurants. In the course of the 1st 2 books, our protagonists have dined at surrealist Japanese restaurant, The Melting Lotus, Elizabethan theatre theme restaurant, Soliloquies, and Glaswegian cordon bleu restaurant, Big Jessie’s.

This week dr Harker takes girlfriend, Nell for an evening of fine dining at rap themed restaurant, Fo’ Sizzles, owned by London based rapper and entrepreneur, Busta Nutner. For this scene I had to do a little research, and in doing so came across a fantastic site, gizoogle.net.

This website will translate any text or website from English into gangsta. See what happened when I had it translate Shakespeare’s classic, “To Be or not to be,” speech from Hamlet. Continue reading

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Put a sock in it – natural selection and the gobshites.

Graph 1aIt does not require a degree in anthropology to know that people are becoming louder (see graph). You can be in aisle 4 of Tesco’s perusing prophylactics, yet still be able to hear every howl of the crone in aisle 23 shrieking at her offspring over the biscuits.

“Stop it, don’t touch that! Put it down!” etc.

Only last week Mrs Harker and I were out walking our dog at the park and couldn’t hear ourselves speak over the wailing of the young woman 50 feet away having a conversation at top volume with her friend.

What is the explanation? Are these people auditioning for a role as a town cryer? Has all the inbreeding left them hearing impaired? Is their conversation so illuminating that they simply have to share it with everybody in a 3 mile radius?

Our panel of expert has been investigating this phenomenon and has constructed a hypothesis which we shall call;

THE BIG GOB THEORY.

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Ich Liebe dich – Liebster Award

NB Ich Liebe dich is German for, cor, love a duck……probably.

Muchas gracias to New Pollyanna for nominating little old moi for this award. You can find her blog HERE.

To those of you not in the know, this is the dizzle. The Liebster award is a pat on the back for those of us yet to build a sizeable audience for our blogs. It is rather charming and one of the reasons why blogging is so good; there is a camaraderie that one doesn’t find on Twitter, or in the Matrix.

These are the rules;

1. Thank and link the person who nominated you
2. Answer the questions given by the nominator.
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers, who have less than 200 followers and link them.
4. Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer.
5. Notify all nominees via social media/blogs. Continue reading

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I’m not dead.

Sorry that I haven’t blogged for a few weeks, but other commitments have taken priority.

Say hi to Harold. Harold is Britain’s best serial killer. Like me he qualified from Leeds Medical School and spent the majority of his career in General Practice. Unlike me he forged prescriptions for pethidine for his own use and murdered dozens of his patients before stealing their jewellery  and forging their wills.

Shipman

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Do You Wanna Play With Us?

This would make a creepy movie; I’m thinking Adam Sandler and Pauly Shore in the lead roles.

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