West Sussex County Times

Horsham author complete his crime trilogy

- Phil Hewitt

Horsham author Cliff Comber completes his crime trilogy with the publicatio­n of If Good Men Do Nothing (Publishing Push, £9.99, available from Amazon, Waterstone­s, Wisborough Green Stores).

Cliff, 70, said: “This is the third and final crime fiction novel in the Dennis ‘Dutch’ French series.

“I was first inspired to write a book to acknowledg­e my late friend Police Sergeant Dennis Chopping for his tireless work with underprivi­leged children.

“Due to my long and varied police career I had an abundance of material for the novels. These experience­s together with those of two retired paratroope­rs have been altered to fit the narratives. I feel this book would be suitable to all readers as although classed as fictional, most of the incidents have been derived from actual events. My inspiratio­n came from the wish to acknowledg­e some of the many people that have been inspiratio­nal during my life-time and in order to do so, with permission I have used their names. Strangely enough my initial idea for the story came to me whilst waiting in a car wash. I am not a natural writer and have required plenty of help on the way especially with my lack of understand­ing of modern technology. Apart from crime fiction readers, I feel that the book will appeal to armed service, police personnel, and due to my interest in the sport, runners.”

The book is the final part of Cliff ’s trilogy: “The first in the trilogy is Running For His Lives which explains the first years in the life of Dennis ‘Dutch’ French and how he revenges the rape of his wife. The second novel is Deadly Deceit that tells the story of how Dutch, due to his retributio­n is pursued by a criminal cartel, but due to his skills is able to evade assassinat­ion.”

If Good Men Do Nothing is the third, available to order at Waterstone­s.

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Horsham author Cliff Comber

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