Publication date almost here

My new book ‘The Rising Tide’ will be on the shelves on Thursday 7th November. The jacket has already been designed and printed and I’ve sent the proof copy of the book to my publishers for signing off. It’s an exciting moment for me and, I hope, for my readers many of whom have been in touch, wanting to know how things are progressing.

Without giving too much away, the story again melds fact and fiction, this time dealing with issues of slavery – particularly the plight of Africans brought to England as slaves – and the opposition to the work of the abolitionists.

Of course, publication simply means the end of one book and the beginning of another. Book 4 in the Tom Pascoe series is already underway although I’m currently struggling to find a title that works. The story is about an act of piracy on the River Thames at the end of the 18th Century, and the pursuit of those responsible. Anybody got any ideas?



7 Responses to “Publication date almost here”

  1. Neville Adcock says:

    Suggested Title for book 4

    “The Dark Waters”

    • Patrick says:

      Hi Neville,

      I like the sound of your proposed title and may well use it for a future book. The draft of the current work is almost finished with the working title of ‘Cuckold Point’. It’s a real place on Limehouse Reach on the Thames and was, for many years, one of three places in London where convicted pirates were hanged. The book is due out in March of next year.

      Thanks for your interest.


  2. David Coote says:

    I have enjoyed your first three books, in hardback (which is how I intend to buy ‘Cuckold’s Point’) and am looking forward to No. 4 in the series. Got hooked probably because I also enjoy Julian Stockwin’s ‘Kydd’ series which I have, also in hardback. Great reading!

    • Patrick says:

      Hi David,

      Seems your email got lost somewhere in the system but great to hear from you. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the stories so far. As you probably know, my new book Cuckold Point is due out on 3rd April. I’d love to hear what you think of it.



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