Michael J Kerwood

Michael J Kerwood

Brisbane, Queensland

Michael J Kerwood was born in Northfield, 8 miles south of Birmingham, England in 1943, where he underwent a CofE and Secondary Modern education. He started his working career at the age of fourteen as an 'improver' in his father's carpentry and joinery business. He progressed over the coming years aspiring to many higher positions in shopfitting, barfitting and bankfitting. Over the years, during 'burnout' periods, Michael 'rested' within other professions, including managing public houses, chauffeuring many high profile celebrities, and running his own craft workshop. He moved to Australia with his wife, Irene, in 2004 on a retirement visa, and now lives in Narangba, Queensland, where he has written three adult murder/mystery/suspense novels, The books are on Kindle & in paperback format, and are in a series to be read in order - 'Typecast by Booker Woodman' 'Re-cast' and 'Cast-off'.

British Detectives, Crime, Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Thriller & Suspense

Casting Couch

The Cast quintet – fifth and final part. This is a story about three cottages. They sit adjacent in an isolated lane in North Wales. In their time they have had many occupants, some of them have left of their own free will, and some of them... haven’t. The first book replicates the immediate existence of our four main protagonists, who, for the first few pages, are very much two dimensional until Dogleg Lane and its three cottages stamp their illogical influence upon them. The four subsequent books follow them and other characters that get involved as they attempt to overcome the irrationalities and the body count that the cottages inspire. At the outset of Typecast by Booker Woodman the reader is unsure who the initial characters are, where they are and what is happening around them. It is not too long before we find out some of the answers. They are soon involved with several deaths, deaths that have been recorded over a period of many years, some of them achieved by malicious intent and others by mysterious events, but none of them resulting in convictions. The storyline has developed some charismatic characters, Peece and Reece, Fitz Ffastt, Agnes Hale, Harriet Aston and Alex Potter, to name but a few from a worthy list. But, be warned, the series does feature some colourful personalities, so I wouldn’t read it to your nippers or send it to your aged great aunt as a gift. The interaction between the protagonists and the humour that they sometimes generate, dry, and at other times farcical, is refreshing in what can only be described as their disturbing and surreal circumstances. Casting Couch is book five and the final volume in this esoteric quintet, preceded by Typecast by Booker Woodman, Re-cast, Cast-off, and Pseudo-castellated. I recommend this series to anybody who enjoys the ‘odd’ death, if only to gain a little understanding of what to expect if they too find themselves on the… Casting Couch

Pseudo-castellation (Casting Couch Book 4)

Pseudo-castellation is book four in a series, preceded by Typecast by Booker Woodman, Re-cast, and Cast-off. Book five is as yet unfinished, with a working title of Casting Couch. The first book replicated the immediate existence of our main protagonists, who, for the first few pages, were very much two dimensional until Typecast by Booker Woodman stamped its influence upon them. The five ensuing books follow them and other characters that get involved as they attempt to overcome the irrationalities and the body count that Typecast by Booker Woodman itself instigated. At the outset of Typecast by Booker Woodman the reader was unsure who the initial characters were, where they were and what was happening around them. It was not too long before we found out some of the answers. They were soon involved with several deaths, deaths that have been recorded over a period of some thirty years or more, some of them achieved by malicious intent and others by mysterious events, but none of them resulted in convictions. The storyline has developed some charismatic characters, Peece, Fitz Ffastt, Agnes Hale and Harriet Aston, to name but four from a worthy list. But, be warned, the series does feature some colourful personalities, so I wouldn’t read it to your nippers or send it to your aged great aunt as a gift. The interaction between the protagonists and the humour that they sometimes generate, dry, and at other times farcical, is refreshing in what can only be described as their disturbing and surreal circumstances. I recommend this series to anybody who enjoys the ‘odd’ death, if only to gain a little understanding of what to expect if they too become… ‘Castellated’

Cast-off (Casting Couch Book 3)

Cast-off is book three in a series, preceeded by Typecast by Booker Woodman and Re-cast, and followed by book four, which is as yet unfinished with a working title of Cast-away. The first book replicated the immediate existence of our main protagonists who, for the first few pages, were very much two dimensional until Typecast by Booker Woodman stamped its influence upon them. The three following books, Re-cast, Cast-off and Cast-away follow them and other characters that get involved as they try to overcome the irrationalities and the body count that Typecast by Booker Woodman itself instigates. At the outset of book one, the reader was unsure who the initial characters were, where they were and what was happening around them. It was not too long before we found out some of the answers. They were soon involved with several deaths, deaths that have been recorded over a period of some thirty years or more, some of them achieved by malicious intent and others by mysterious events, but none of them resulting in convictions. The storyline developed some charismatic characters, Peece, Fitz Ffastt, Agnes Hale and Harriet Aston, to name but four from a worthy list. But, be warned, the series does feature some colourful personalities, so I wouldn’t read it to your nippers or send it to your aged great aunt as a gift. The interaction between the protagonists and the humour that they sometimes generate, dry, and at other times farcical, is refreshing in what can only be described as their disturbing and surreal circumstances. I recommend this series to anybody who enjoys the ‘odd’ death, if only to gain a little understanding of what to expect if they too become… ‘Typecast…’

Re-cast (Casting Couch Book 2)

Re-cast is book two in a series, preceeded by Typecast by Booker Woodman and followed by book three, Cast-off. Book four is as yet unfinished, with a working title of Cast-away. The first book replicated the immediate existence of our main protagonists who, for the first few pages, were very much two dimensional until Typecast by Booker Woodman stamped its influence upon them. The three following books, Re-cast, Cast-off and Cast-away follow them and other characters that get involved, as they try to overcome the irrationalities and the body count that Typecast by Booker Woodman itself instigated. At the outset of Typecast by Booker Woodman, the reader was unsure who the initial characters were, where they were and what was happening around them. It was not too long before we found out some of the answers. They were soon involved with several deaths, deaths that have been recorded over a period of some thirty years or more, some of them achieved by malicious intent and others by mysterious events, but none of them resulted in convictions. The storyline developed some charismatic characters, Peece, Fitz Ffastt, Agnes Hale and Harriet Aston, to name but four from a worthy list. But, be warned, the series does feature some colourful personalities, so I wouldn’t read it to your nippers or send it to your aged great aunt as a gift. The interaction between the protagonists and the humour that they sometimes generate, dry, and at other times farcical, is refreshing in what can only be described as their disturbing and surreal circumstances. I recommend this series to anybody who enjoys the ‘odd’ death, if only to gain a little understanding of what to expect if they too become… ‘Re-cast…’

Typecast by Booker Woodman (Casting Couch Book 1)

Typecast by Booker Woodman is book one in a series, followed at this time by book two Re-cast, and book three Cast-off. Book four is as yet unfinished with a working title of Cast-away. The first book replicates the immediate existence of our main protagonists who, for the first few pages, are very much two dimensional until Typecast by Booker Woodman stamps its influence upon them. The three following books, Re-cast, Cast-off and Cast-away follow them and other characters that get involved as they try to overcome the irrationalities and the body count that Typecast by Booker Woodman itself instigates. At the outset of book one, the reader is unsure who the initial characters are, where they are and what is happening around them. It is not too long before we find out some of the answers. They are soon involved with several deaths, deaths that have been recorded over a period of some thirty years or more, some of them achieved by malicious intent and others by mysterious events, but none of them resulting in convictions. The storyline has developed some charismatic characters, Peece, Fitz Ffastt, Agnes Hale and Harriet Aston, to name but four from a worthy list. But, be warned, it does feature some colourful personalities, so I wouldn’t read it to your nippers or send it to your aged great aunt as a gift. The interaction between the protagonists and the humour that they sometimes generate, dry, and at other times farcical, is refreshing in what can only be described as their disturbing and sometimes surreal circumstances. I recommend this series to anybody who enjoys the ‘odd’ death, if only to gain a little understanding of what to expect if they too become… ‘Typecast…’

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