'Bringing books to life in the North East'


'GYGAX' - The Diary of a Clown.  B.Endler & A.J.Lot


'ALLWORTH PARK' - Quentin Cope


'WORDS' - A.J.Lot



Welcome to the 'MECURIAN BOOKS' website where you will find links to good reading across a broad spectrum of genre and subject matter. From short stories and biographies to writer's reference titles, thrillers and murder mysteries ... it's all here and waiting for you to simply turn the very first page. You will be able to read the early chapters of any title on the AMAZON link or AMAZON author page. Check back to this page regularly to be kept up to date with the latest releases.

Some favorite reads.

Allworth Park - Historical Drama at it's very best. Time and tide stop no man with determination, but flashing eyes and sensuous promise can certainly slow him down! It's all here in this great and completely satisfying read this Christmas.

The Ludlum Prediction - Not just a tale of mystery and ancient arts or the life of one man chasing something intangible. This is a page turner with a unique ending and it's up to you to come up with the answer. This great little story, once begun will simply have to be finished!

Deliver by Moonlight - If you like WWII thrillers, spy adventures and tales of determined vengeance, then this is a book to sit by the fire with as you travel into wartime France with a fledgling SOE and the early pioneers of what would eventually become the American CIA. This particular book may leave you wanting more and there are two available, so watch this space.

An incredible life ... An incredible story ... An incredible man

Trained as a premier acrobat; apprenticed to The Grigoris, the most famous acrobatic troupe of the day, a gifted Walter Endler emerged as one of Europe's most respected 20th Century musical clowns. Fighting a dogged path through a myriad of physical injuries as an acrobat, to fighting on the front line of two World Wars, Walter Endler knew the meaning of pain and discomfort. He also knew the meaning of shame and distress brought about by the activities of a cheating wife. Most of all, despite the periods of sorrow in his life, he knew the meaning of laughter and how to make it happen. Next to determination, this was, without doubt, his most talented gift of all. The life and times of 'Gygax' is not only an extraordinary story about an extraordinary man, it is a remarkable piece of 20th Century social history.

A place in time ... and a time where not everything was as it should be!

Allworth Park, an Historical Drama sitting somewhere between the trials and tribulations of the privileged classes inhabiting Downton and the complex, but extraordinarily obvious, love ambitions of those taking the sea air in Sanditon. Emotionally tense in some places, sexually frank in others but a spellbinding read all the way through, Allworth Park will remain a story to excite and possibly provoke your passions; but that's what a good story is supposed to do ... isn't it? Allworth Park is a full length novel providing the best in modern, 20th Century Historical Drama. It follows the path trodden by some vibrant actors centred on one tough but resilient character; a boy born out of wedlock but with the ambition of kings. Placed in a time encompassing the fallout from two world wars, not everything is straightforward ...

Ten GREAT short stories ... some to possibly  make you smile ...

'Words' is a collection of short stories offering a variety of story-lines linked by a common theme, celebrating the enigmatic strength of women and the ability to face a myriad of situations with a steadfast and inscrutable resolve. Perhaps you would enjoy looking behind the curtains with Cynthia and Herminie, 'The Allworth Ladies', a 19th Century tale of forbidden relationships ... and possibly on to the heart rending, modern day events faced by eight year old Chrissy in 'The Red Bicycle'. Then you may want to hear the story of Jane and Vincente, both 'Catching the 12:35' to find love of an unexpectedly ethereal nature ... followed by a vengeful telling of the troubles of British Member of Parliament, Cathleen Dubois, in 'Sex, Money & Lies'. There is something here for everyone, some stories you might expect ... and some you wouldn't! These ten scripts vary in size from two and a half to seven thousand words. Each story is a complete standalone and ideal entertainment for short journey's or just a lazy read on a sunny afternoon.

An audacious robbery ... a cruel double-cross ... an explosive revenge!

When three paintings worth over a billion dollars are stolen, professional thief catcher Damon Kendrick must find and return them or the International re-insurance business might well collapse inward, making the worldwide financial crash of 2008 look like a mere rehearsal for a much bigger event. Set mainly in modern day New York, as the bodies start to pile up, someone needs to get a grip; but it will take a lot more than just money and connections in a plot that contains more twists and turns than a sunbathing rattlesnake. There is always a deal to be done in the murky world of art collecting, but how many lives will be lost searching for a conclusion to such a complex set of events?