Colin Devonshire books in order
Colin Devonshire is an English author, proofreader and novel editor.
Born in the tiny village of Chalfont Saint Peter in Buckinghamshire, Colin began reading novels from a very early age; with Agatha Christie being an early favorite because his mum loved reading her books.
On leaving school, he pursued a job in print and design, working in newspapers where he even had a stint with The Herald Tribune.
Colin worked in both London and High Wycombe before moving to Thailand where he started The Hua Hin Observer, a lifestyle magazine which has been around for two decades.
A father, husband and stroke victim, Colin loves watching football, international cricket and golf.
Genres: Comedy, Crime Suspense
- Petal and Ben's Adventures in Thailand: 'Na Gah The Nine-Headed Snake' + 'What a Load of Rubbish' + WiFied Piper (2018)
- Beat The Beach: Short Stories - Thai Characters - Thai Settings (2022)
- Watching! Listening! Noticing!: Body Language (2019)
- Torn Between: Words or Sketches (2022)
- Not Far Enough From Worries (2017)
- Worry No More (2018)
- Children With No Worries: Do Children Scare you? (2019)
- We Have More Worries: Thai Thriller (2020)
Detailed book overview
Petal and her brother Ben have moved from England to Hua Hin, Thailand. They make new feiends at a new school. They meet talking monkeys, interesting birds and a nine-headed snake. In story three the children want to use their mobiles at school. Their parents are happy they didn't!. This book is aimed at the under 13s in the hope they will enjoy reading.
Thailand, The Land of Smiles. So they say, but not in this book - it is filled with 38 short 'dark' stories. Some will make you run for cover, others make you grin like a Thai. Odd packages turn up, women kill sons, strange creatures live below houses, and a talented drummer 'beats' her father's enemy on Phuket's beach. And you haven't met Thailand's dreaded form of Vampire. It's all in this collection of Thai short tales.
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It’s the late 1980's in Thailand.
Two young and unsuspecting Englishmen move to Hua Hin to begin a new chapter in the tropical heat.
Somewhere in between, they cross paths with a dubious Dutch ship's engineer, two lovely French girls who are more interested in dogs than romance and a towering Welsh man with a history of drug abuse. The Welsh man is gifted with a unique skill of mixing things to create other things, a gift that has drawn the attention of some very sinister forces.
A lesbian newspaper reporter also has a huge family secret.
The whole story unfolds in an action-packed tale full of fun, romance, and tears.
Anything hardly ever happens in the tourist town of Hua Hin.
How exactly can Thai twins become Siamese twins? There is no need sympathizing with them, because they like eating people!
Randy is an American with split personalities.
A mother and son team of debt-collectors are in the habit of setting their victims on fire.
Former lesbian reporter Camilla is at the centre of most of the action. Will she really give her daughter away?
Know the 1932 movie 'Freaks'? Well a casino owner aspires to remake the film in Bangkok.
And some deformed actors and real conjoined twins are needed.
Children are lovely. Well, most of them.
When her mother was killed, Philippa didn’t really care.
Now, she lives with her ‘half-brother’ Nick, a French lady and a huge dog in a beach house in Hua Hin.
Gail is never pleased whenever her husband goes to enjoy his holiday without her. The children decide he needs to learn a lesson. Was he being framed for murder?
And given that the victims all have a missing body part, is there a hidden message in the deaths?
Skylab and her boyfriend, Kev, will join forces with a friendly Thai detective to get to the bottom of these crimes.
A twisted young man has dreams, one is to be straight.
People suffer. His grandfather would not accept anything which goes against his Far Right beliefs. His second wish means baby girls must be killed. It is raining in Thailand, a monsoon hits land and upsets his plans. Deep in a cave, kidnapped baby girls wait. Parts of these children will be used to further evil. Kev and Skylab are expecting their first child, a girl. They are drawn into a chase to stop the horror and to save the child inside.
A god-fearing backpacker, Debbie, is swayed by the handsome monster to assist him in deadly acts. Her parents fly from the UK to find out what has happened to her. They need Kev and Skylab to help. Little did they know all the crimes were linked. Is the strange Burmese girl holding the key to unravelling the mystery?