A Million Tears A Million Tears is a mighty epic, the first of four books chronicling the life of the Griffiths family. A tale of love and hate, murder and suicide, poverty and wealth - this is the story of a family whose devotion for each other helps them to succeed where others fail.Order Download First Chapter
The Tears Of War And Peace It is 1911 and David Griffiths is in London. He gets caught up in the suffragette movement and falls in love with Emily. Against the backdrop of women's fight for votes and the looming First World War, the Griffithses build a vast, sprawling company encompassing banking, aircraft manufacturing and whisky distilling.Order Download First Chapter
Turmoil Paul Henke's new TIFAT thriller has Nick Hunter and his team in pursuit of a group of ruthless fanatical terrorists whose mission is to explode 'dirty' bombs in London and Paris. The desperate chase takes Hunter and his men from the Mediterranean, through the Suez Canal to Pakistan and Afghanistan and finally to Venice and the Orient Express and a violent and terrifying confrontation with the enemy.Order
Silent Tears Paul Henke has always enthralled readers with books full of passion and adventure. In Silent Tears his readers will be captivated as three generations of the Griffiths family struggle to meet the challenges of their time. From the depths of the depression and the rise of fascism to the abdication of Edward VIII and the Spanish Civil War, Henke’s meticulous research brings the period and vibrant characters to life.Order Download First Chapter
Corruption When Richard Griffiths meets attractive Andrea Nelson he is expecting nothing more than a holiday romance. But soon he is embroiled in a sinister web of deceit and corruption which reaches into the highest levels of the European Parliament. As atrocity follows atrocity,Richard’s cousin, Commander Nick Hunter RN, of The International Force Against Terrorism is called in to chase down the villians before more innocent lives are lost. In a fight against time this is Henke at his page turning best.Order
Shadow of a Tear September 1945. The war in Europe is over. It is a time of hope, as people rebuild their lives and look to the future. With the shadow of communism steadily growing, fear grips the western world. Although Sir David Griffiths had decided to take a back seat in world politics, he is drawn into fighting a web of crime and espionage in order to protect his family. His daughter, Susan, aspires to be a Member of Parliament; his son, Richard, works with MI6 and with time his POW mental scars begin to heal. Order

A dry January

The heading refers to my liquid intake – not the weather which is far from dry.

My New Year’s resolution was not to drink alcohol throughout January. Now bear in mind I am an author and I have a tradition and even an obligation to maintain the reputation that authors are hard-drinking blaggards. Only kidding, of course, but it is tough.

Think about it. 18.00, the sun is over the yardarm, the fire is lit and Dorothy arrives home. We settle down to play a word game called UPWORDS, a sort of Scrabble where you can place tiles on top of each other as well as across the board. The crisps are in the bowl and…No wine! No beer! Only tonic water or soda water!

The first couple of days were tough. My hand itched when I was in the kitchen, reaching out automatically for the red wine when I castigated myself.  I was most definitely NOT feeling combobulated.  I wanted a glass of wine but I resisted. As Oscar would say “I can resist anything but temptation.”

But I continue to resist – proof that naval officer training can come in useful at times. And it is really no problem. You see how we author’s are able to write fiction so easily? Self-delusion is a good place to start. It has been 17 days and I can’t wait for February.

This weekend, The Seventh Circle (click here) is being promoted on Kindle. For those of you who don’t know, it is a thriller set against the background of revenge and terrorism. The main character is Richard Griffiths, who is Nick Hunter’s cousin. Hunter is the main character in the TIFAT series -The International Force Against Terrorism, and comes to his cousin’s aid.

For Kindle users the book is free for the next 3 days. So do the electronic thing and download the book and sit back, relax and enjoy. A glass of wine greatly enhances the pleasure of reading.

happy wine drinker

Did I say I was looking forward to the end of the month?


Shadow of a Tear now available on Kindle

Shadow of a tear very smallWe are delighted to say that the fifth and final book in the Tears Series is now available on KINDLE.

Set in the post war years it is a real roller coaster of a read. As the Cold War rages and conflicts erupt around the world, the next generation of the Griffiths family fight in their different ways for their beliefs and ideals. And behind them as always – Sir David; stubborn, determined and ruthless with those who dare to harm his loved ones.  To download just click one of the following links  UK version  , USA version

The paperback version will unfortunately not be available before Christmas. We will let you know after New Year when this is published.

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Paul’s first ever book Never a Winner – limited copies available

It is amazing what you find -  We are putting our house on the market and when clearing the attic came across a box of Paul’s first ever book “Never a Winner”.  It is a hardback and set in the Cold War when the Russians were the baddies (?!).  The hero is ex-marine Steve Barber and as you would expect there is lots of action.  You can get your personalised signed copy for £5 plus £2.50 P&P.  Phone Paul or Dorothy on 01360 440013 and we can take details and post you out a signed copy.

Happy Reading.

Paul Henke author : a quick update

Paul is now in the middle of writing THE BIG ONE – the fifth and final Tears book. As his biggest fan I am really looking forward to that. We had a fantastic trip to Hungary and stayed at the world famous Gellert Hotel in Budapest.

Paul will be out and about book signing in Spring and Summer 2013. So check his schedule for his whereabouts.

If you wish to order direct, as well as Paul personalising and signing, I will also gift wrap and send to the recipient.

You can also purchase most of Paul’s books on KINDLE

To order the books you can pay by PAYPAL. Just click the box next to each book OR you can complete the order form. Remember and enter any personalisation details. If left blank, Paul will sign and date each book.

Also we are always pleased to take telephone orders (01360 440013). Paul and I really enjoy speaking to you when you call. It is nice to get to know his readers a bit more.

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    Paul’s new book Corruption is now out in paperback. We are also delighted to say that (at last!) Tears Until Dawn has been reprinted.  It is now in the same format as the other 3 Tears books and we are offering all four books for £25 – signed and personalised of course.  Corruption is another Nick […]

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    Nero fiddles while Rome burns during the great fire of AD64. This saying is apt for 2011. Except we are watching Europe implode as our politicians make one wrong decision after another. The vast majority of us have been aware for years that huge problems were looming ahead. Problems that will overwhelm us and will […]

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