Hi, folks! Dane here, and today I have some super exciting news to share with you. Encircle Publications has snapped up the third book in my Leipfold series of quirky cosy mysteries!

Titled The Leipfold Files, the book is a short story collection that focuses on Leipfold’s early cases and his time in the army, as well as how he ended up serving time in Reading Jail. You can check out the cover and the blurb for the book below.

Join a young James Leipfold as he discovers his knack for uncovering the truth and takes the early steps towards forming his detective agency, Leipfold Investigations.

His journey will take him from the deserts of Kuwait to the inside of Reading Jail and have him investigating everything from missing gnomes to drunk Santas and crooked optometrists. Along the way, he befriends a rookie cop called Jack Cholmondeley, helps a widowed army wife find closure and falls in love with a motorbike he calls Camilla.

James Leipfold is a complicated man, a complicated character with an interesting backstory that hasn’t been explored. Until now.

This collection brings together 24 unpublished James Leipfold stories, including three shorts that take place between Driven and The Tower Hill Terror. It’s a must for all fans of the Leipfold series and any serious reader of quirky cozy mysteries.


Three Hoodlums


A Wild Goose Chase

The Worst Hangover

The Ballad




In Business



The Smuggler

The Case of the Missing Gnome

The Family Reunion

Married to the Job

Bad Santa

Silky’s Cut

Call it Blackmail

Bad for Business

The Same Flight Home

The Case of the Optometrist

The Game

Leipfold Inc.

The Marshall Stack

The Leipfold Files follows hot on the heels of the first two books in the series – Driven and The Tower Hill Terror – and is due for release by Encircle Publications on June 1st 2022 in both electronic and physical formats.

In the meantime, be sure to check out my books on Amazon and Goodreads or to get in touch with me if you’d like to purchase a signed copy (with a free pen and bookmark). You can also follow me on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter for further information. I’ll see you soon!