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Someone has just mentioned to me there's a Detective Mendick in some of your novels. That's v exciting for us Mendicks. Wondering what gave you the inspiration and can you point me in the direction of your novels with the name in it?
Best wishes
Rob Mendick
Posted by Robert Mendick on 08 January 2021
Hi Rob,
Very good to hear from you.
Yes, I have three Mendick novels published:
The Darkest Walk
A Burden Shared
The Golden Voyage
Contact me directly and I will happily give more details. I got the Mendick name from a hill in the Pentland range, south of Edinburgh in Scotland. It's the only Mendick I know, and quite possibly (although not definitely) was where the surname originated.
Posted by malcolm archibald on 11 January 2021
I know the hill. We used to stop there always in the way up to Edinburgh. I’ve included my email address so please send details this way. Many thanks
Posted by Rob on 11 January 2021
I’ve been an American fan of your Windrush novels for some time. Now I’ve discovered you have Victorian mysteries as well and plan to order them as soon as I’m off holiday in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Have recently discovered my strong English/Scottish roots, so I’m depending on your fiction to help me visualize the environment of my ancestors!! :)
Posted by Kent on 28 January 2020
Hi Kent

Many thanks for your interest in my work, and for reading Windrush. I have a new Windrush out in the spring, as well as the second in my Detective Watters mystery novels.
Very best

Posted by malcolm archibald on 28 January 2020
Thank You
Hi Malcolm. I came across your profile on the Next Chapter site this morning, while looking up a friend's work. It was no coincidence that yours was the only profile I clicked on besides hers, because I love historic fiction and several of your books will help me with both atmosphere and facts in relation to the places/times some of my great-grandparents lived... Edinburgh 1820s (convicts transported to Australia) and Dundee up to 1841 (whalers and coopers by trade, migrated to Australia). I have some information already, but feel sure your books will bring this into focus. I will read your books with great interest... I believe our generations are the keepers of history and I thank you for the depth of the work you've undertaken (obvious from reading about your work) and your contribution to the preservation of history. Cheers. Kathryn.
Posted by Kathryn Coughran on 17 August 2019
Hi Kathryn,

Many thanks for your kind comments. I do hope that my books are of some interest to you as well as of use. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of any help!
Posted by Malcolm Archibald on 20 August 2019
I just finished the newest Windrush and completely enjoyed it. I feared after number five it might be the last and was happy to pre-order Warriors of God when I saw it was coming out. I'm especially happy he's still in India. I quite enjoy books about The Great Game and hope you have Jack join the Guides. You keep writing them and I'll keep reading them! All my best.
Posted by Shad Schroeder on 11 July 2019
Hi Shad,

Many thanks for reading Warriors, and for taking the trouble to send me your comments. I am very glad that you are enjoying the Windrush series. The Guides have fascinated me for quite some time; in their way they were the elite formation of the late 19th Century, a sort of Victorian SAS for glamour and skill.
I do have plans for further books in the series, so Jack's career will continue.
Thank you again

Posted by Malcolm Archibald on 13 July 2019
Thanks for Windrush
Just read the first Windrush book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm interested to read historical novels and non-fiction but have never come across so much information about the British in Burma. Thank you. I love the pictures of Scottish landscape you put up on you Amazon site. What is the loch in the background? (I'm an expatriate Scot and seeing your images made me long to be back there!)
Posted by Sheila Macdonald on 23 April 2019
Hi Sheila,

Thank you for the kind comments. Most of the details about Burma were taken from unpublished journals and published accounts of men who fought in one or other of the Burmese Wars. The accounts of the actual fighting at Pegu and Rangoon were taken from regimental accounts and contemporary journals, with a few notes added from my own family members who served with the British Army in Burma.
The loch is Loch Affric, west of Inverness. There's a lovely wee road that takes you into the heart of Glen Affric, with a number of paths into the hills and by the loch and river!
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