Meet Conrad Clarke … (again)

We said goodbye to Conrad at the end of the Operation Jigsaw trilogy, but we all knew that he’d be back. Well, here he is.

Half way through the first book, I knew that one day I’d write an urban fantasy story, and that Conrad would be the main character. I even set up the first scene by having Conrad see visions of ‘The Phantom’.

Well, now he’s back, and not just with one story, but two. You can Click Here or on the cover below to go to Conrad’s section. You might guess from the titles (The 13th Witch, The Twelve Dragons) how many books there are going to be in the series.

Cover for the 13th Witch by Mark Hayden
The 13th Witch

That’s me…

Mark Hayden is the pen name of Adrian M. Attwood. He lives in Westmorland with his wife, Anne.

He has had a varied career: working for a brewery, teaching English and being the Town Clerk in Carnforth. He is now a part-time writer and part-time house-husband.


Welcome to Paw Press 2017

It’s hard to believe that Paw Press published its first books three years ago. Since then, the characters who populated the Operation Jigsaw books have gone on to newer and better things, and it’s time to reflect that on the website and in the way we present the books to you, the reader.

The two new Tom Morton books are character driven crime. They aren’t thrillers, and we want crime readers to find them for what they are. That’s why the website and the Amazon pages have been redesigned to reflect this.

We are also looking forward to the publication of the new Conrad Clarke urban fantasy novels in the autumn. Watch this space.

The Operation Jigsaw books haven’t gone away, they’ve just been politely asked to move down the bus to let someone else grab the spotlight. And if you think that’s a mixed metaphor, just see some of the beauties that Tom Morton comes up with when he’s let loose on his own. Click here to see more.