Chris Quinton

Chris Quinton photoI live in the southwest of England, in a small city with ancient roots. I share my house with my extended family, two large dogs, sundry fancy goldfish and assorted pet mice. And a vast collection of books.

Writing has been an important part of my life for more years than I care to remember, and I daily thank The Powers That Be for the invention of the computer and the world wide web.

Reviews

Chris Quinton is not the most prolific of authors but with her books you know quality rules over quantity, she never fails to produce wonderful stories and this is no exception. The story is epic and dark, full of danger, intrigue and mystery. The writing is steady and descriptive, it flowed smoothly drawing me in. … To say I was captivated by the story is an understatement. CARLYLE’S CROSSING reviewed by Prism Book Alliance

All in all, this was a deliciously intricate caper-mystery-spy novel that I most certainly will read again in order to (re)discover and enjoy all the tiny details that made it such an enjoyable whole. Highly recommended. UNDERCOVER BLUES reviewed by Prism Book Alliance

This is a nicely imagined, fantastically executed work with huge heart and soul. FOX HUNT reviewed by Paranormal Romance Guild

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CARAVAGGIO’S ANGEL

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When Paul Calleja learns that his great-uncle has passed away, he drops everything and travels half-way round the world to deal with his estate. Arriving in Malta he begins to find out how much he didn’t know about Larry in his lifetime, and meets and is attracted to Angelo – a local handyman and artist’s model – who seems to be concealing some extraordinary secret. It’s not long before Paul and Angelo are plunged into complications which will have a profound effect on both their lives – and also on their chances of a future life together …

52,000 words/194 pages
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Publication 1 May 2016

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CARLYLE’S CROSSING

CARLYLE3by Chris Quinton

Jubal, the last Carlyle, lives the full width of the continent away from his Abenaki ancestors until a letter from a lawyer draws him and best friend Sal to the suffering town of Whitewater, Vermont – where dark forces, unleashed by one man’s obsession, bring depression and hopelessness to the people. Jubal’s father was unable to drive back the incursion, but Jubal knows he must try; without knowledge or training he has only instinct to rely on – and Sal, who is rapidly becoming far more than a ‘friend with benefits’. The dangers they face are insidious, and their lives and sanity are at risk – and so much more!

62,000 words/230 pages
$4.95

Publication 1 February 2016

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UNDERCOVER BLUES

200-UC-Bluesby Chris Quinton

London, the 1930s: With the cooperation of a top-ranking scientist and his son, Tom Langton and Robert Darnley are sent in as bait for a gang that uses blackmail to steal industrial secrets at a time when Hitler’s rise to power in Germany threatens Europe. The two men are friends, but they each have secrets of their own – and both are well aware that homosexuality is against the law. Living in close quarters, having to portray an illegal relationship, adds unexpected tensions to an already dangerous situation.

53,000 words/204 pages
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Publication 1 November 2014

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GAME ON, GAME OVER

GOGO-smallby Chris Quinton

Game On – John Jones, alias Aidan Whittaker, is undercover in Tajikistan to broker a deal with tribal leaders, a mission complicated when two Americans arrive to document the Silk Road and one starts asking very awkward questions.  The other, Scott Landon, is a different kind of trouble; young, gay and single-minded, he clearly wants John. Unwilling to jeopardize his operation John rejects Scott, despite being attracted to him, but then events spiral out of control; will this be the start of a new life for both of them – or is it Game Over?

53,000 words/204 pages
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Publication 1 November 2013

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FOOL’S RUSH

FOOLS-RUSHThe third and final part of the Fool’s Odyssey trilogy

by Chris Quinton

Father Esteve hires Xavi to trace the true owners of the gold found in the crypt of San Pedro-by-the-Wall, but it’s an old and tangled web. Someone has an undisclosed agenda, and a rising tide of anti-vampire reaction sweeps through Barcelona. It’s focused on Xavi and Andreas, which causes additional problems with the vampires of Renaissance. Then Xavi meets a handsome young man who isn’t all he seems, and that’s when things begin to get even more complicated…

43,000 words/166 pages
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Publication 1 February 2012

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FOX HUNT

FOX-HUNTby Chris Quinton

Robert Rees, full-time librarian, part-time art restorer, is called in to finish a commission when his father goes into hospital – a pair of Elizabethan portraits on oak panelling, Adam Courtney and Ann Darcy. Trouble is, there’s more interest in the paintings than Rob ever bargained for; a lot of people want to get their hands on such priceless treasures, and they’re not always particular about their methods. Just as well he’s got his brother’s mysterious friend Fox on hand to look out for him, then, isn’t it? Or, for that matter … is it?

52,000 words/186 pages
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Publication 1 February 2012

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FOOL’S OATH

FOOLS-OATHBook Two of the Fool’s Odyssey trilogy

by Chris Quinton

A rush of over-confidence on Xavi’s part and his friend dies bloodily. Xavi is forced to face the reality of his own nature and the depth of his relationship with Andreas. And then there’s the gold hidden in the walled-up crypt of the church …

46,000 words/164 pages
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Publication 1 May 2011

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FOOL’S ERRAND

FOOLS-ERRAND-FO3Book One of the Fool’s Odyssey trilogy

by Chris Quinton

When Xavi becomes an accidental witness to the murder of a wealthy woman he knows exactly what to do – get the hell out of there, fast! Xavi lives on the edge of the law; he and the police don’t exactly mix. Unfortunately the cop who is sent after him turns out to have some rather unusual abilities, so it isn’t long before their paths cross – which is roughly when Xavi begins to realise that getting caught may be the very least of his troubles.

40,000 words/142 pages
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Publication 1 November 2010

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ALOES

ALOESby Chris Quinton

A fluke accident puts Perry in a coma. When he awakes, his scrambled synapses have given him a talent; he can tell truth from lies simply by their flavour. This, plus the new client who is far too attractive for Perry’s peace of mind, the client’s contentious family and the dilapidated old mansion Perry has to restore for him – not to mention anonymous threats which escalate to attempted murder – all ensure that Perry’s life will never be the same again!

62,000 words/220 pages
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Publication 1 May 2010

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