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James Green - Author

About the Author

From Bible commentaries to the world’s first and only collection of beer poetry, James Green has been writing full-time since 1997. After leaving school when he was 16, Green became a miner for about a year. It scared the living daylights out of him and he vowed to never again do anything so dangerous or dirty. He spent the next 30 years with his wife Pat raising their three children and being ‘the most ordinary people in the world’. Green’s life took a turn for the extraordinary when he quit teaching, moved to Northumberland, and took up writing ‘to keep the wolf from the door’.

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Last Rights

Last Rights

Author: James Green Format: eBook Release Date: 21/06/2018

Jimmy Costello has lived his life on both sides of the law, but he knows absolutely nothing about art. When a stolen art scandal envelopes the Catholic Church in Vancouver his boss in Rome sends him to clear it up. His contact: a religious sister who runs an outreach to the gay and transgender community. Jimmy works hard but he's tired, and fears he's losing his touch. There's only one way to unravel this Gordian knot. Someone has to cut it.

Unholy Ghost

Unholy Ghost

Author: James Green Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2017

Fixer for the Vatican Jimmy Costello always liked Paris, but never got the chance to spend much time there. Now his boss in Rome wants him to go back. It's a simple job: find the missing owner of a piece of valuable property. But Jimmy's not the only one looking. What is he looking for and who else wants it so badly? No one seems to have the answers. This time Jimmy is on his own.

Broken Faith

Broken Faith

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2016

Ex-copper and `fixer' for the Catholic Church Jimmy Costello is sent to Spain to investigate when a senior cleric is accused of being part of ETA, the armed Basque separatist movement. Given his usual missions, he's not entirely surprised when he finds himself implicated in a murder as soon as he lands in Santander, and remains calm as the evidence seems to point to an old gangland contact who has set himself up as a crime writer - but do old dogs really learn new tricks? Despite the ongoing attentions of the local police, Jimmy's still not shaken - even when the bodies start to mount up - until the trail leads him to some surprising remainders of his violent London past ...

Broken Faith

Broken Faith

Author: James Green Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2016

Ex-copper and ';fixer' for the Catholic Church Jimmy Costello is sent to Spain to investigate when a senior cleric is accused of being part of ETA, the armed Basque separatist movement. Given his usual missions, he's not entirely surprised when he finds himself implicated in a murder as soon as he lands in Santander, and remains calm as the evidence seems to point to an old gangland contact who has set himself up as a crime writer but do old dogs really learn new tricks? Despite the ongoing attentions of the local police, Jimmy's still not shaken even when the bodies start to mount up until the trail leads him to some surprisingremainders of his violent London past

Stealing God

Stealing God

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2015

Corrupt copper and bad Catholic Jimmy Costello is back, and he's studying to be a priest in Rome. But his old life refuses to stay buried... When a visiting archbishop dies in suspicious circumstances, the Kilburn hard man is asked to drop his religious studies and help local police investigate. Together with his partner Inspector Ricci, Jimmy follows a twisting trail of evidence from the streets of the Holy City to Glasgow and back, where they uncover a sinister plot more evil than they had ever imagined.

Bad Catholics

Bad Catholics

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

Meet Jimmy Costello. Quiet, respectable, God-fearing family man? Or thuggish street-fighter with a past full of dark secrets? Perhaps the answer is somewhere in between ... After Jimmy's wife dies the conflict inside him is too much and the violent assault he commits on a gangster forces him to leave London and his job with the police and disappear for a while. Now he's back, on what you might call a divine mission ... and to settle a few old scores too. Through the eyes of his hard-boiled ex-cop, James Green takes us on a thrilling journey from 1960s Kilburn, through war-torn 1970s Africa to the modern streets of a London that seems to have cleaned up its act ... until you scratch the surface.

Yesterday's Sins

Yesterday's Sins

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2015

Charlie Bronski, US Air Force security expert turned successful cookery writer, now lives the quiet life with his wife beside the sea in Denmark. So why would anyone plant a bomb under his car? Recognising it as a professional job, Charlie asks for help from the people who set him up in his new life. They want a favour in return: for him to kill a middle-aged man, a trainee priest who caused them some problems - surely an easy task for someone with Charlie's military training. But that man is ex-copper, ex-criminal, Jimmy Costello, a man with powerful friends - and powerful enemies. Will Charlie's past catch up with him before he catches up with Jimmy - and will Jimmy make it through alive? The third in James Green's critically acclaimed series featuring his hardboiled former London detective.

Never An Empire Agents of Independence Series

Never An Empire Agents of Independence Series

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

As the 19th century draws to a close America is at war - a circulation war! In New York the two great leaders of the Yellow Press, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, have gone head to head and nothing sells papers like a real war. Such is the power of the press that they get one. American victory over Spain brings its prizes: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines. But in the Philippines a rebel army is already fighting for independence, but the Land of the Free doesn't want to grant them their wish ... Fourth in James Green's successful Agents of Independence series, tracing the development of the American Secret Service.

Unholy Ghost

Unholy Ghost

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2014

'Fixer' for the Vatican Jimmy Costello always liked Paris, but never got the chance to spend much time there. Now his boss in Rome wants him to go back. It's a simple job: find the missing owner of a piece of valuable property. But Jimmy's not the only one looking. What is he looking for and who else wants it so badly? No one seems to have the answers. This time Jimmy is on his own.

Mind Diversion

Mind Diversion

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2014

The Eagle Turns

The Eagle Turns

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

1850 and America is violently divided on the issue of slavery. When President Zachary Taylor dies, suddenly and under questionable circumstances, it is left to his Vice President, Millard Fillmore, a weaker man, to find ways to keep the North and the South apart. In New York, child of Irish immigrants, Matthew O'Hanlon is fired from his job as a newsman on the Herald but, surprisingly, finds work as Foreign Correspondent for the Associated Press in Panama City. There he is given accommodation with a Dr Couperin, his wife and beautiful daughter, Edith, but finds himself caught up with the secret agents protecting America's commercial interests during the struggle for control of Panama's trade routes and, as it crashes about him, realises that he has been living in a house of cards. Set against the Gold Rush and the opening up of California and the OregonTerritories, when the United States walked a narrow and dangerous line, The Eagle Turns charts the course of history as America's Secret Services struggle to bring prosperity amid the conflict.

Broken Faith

Broken Faith

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2013

Ex-copper and `fixer' for the Catholic Church Jimmy Costello is sent to Spain to investigate when a senior cleric is accused of being part of ETA, the armed Basque separatist movement. Given his usual missions, he's not entirely surprised when he finds himself implicated in a murder as soon as he lands in Santander, and remains calm as the evidence seems to point to an old gangland contact who has set himself up as a crime writer - but do old dogs really learn new tricks? Despite the ongoing attentions of the local police, Jimmy's still not shaken - even when the bodies start to mount up - until the trail leads him to some surprising remainders of his violent London past ...

A Union Not Blessed Agents of Independence Series

A Union Not Blessed Agents of Independence Series

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2013

1805. Thomas Jefferson is about to begin a second term, but with a new Vice President. Aaron Burr, dropped from Jefferson 's ticket, is a bitter and resentful man bent on revenge. In Boston Jean Marie Macleod, a middle-aged lawyer, is a worried man. His young and beautiful wife, Marie, seems restless and dissatisfied. Macleod decides to seek advice from a friend in New York and, while there, meets an old acquaintance, Sebastian Francisco de Miranda, South American freedom fighter, Russian secret agent and adventurer. This chance meeting sweeps Macleod into a dark and dangerous world of espionage and violence. His young wife, Marie, sets out to discover what has happened to her husband, also falls in with old friends and is sucked into the terrifying vortex. A Union Not Blessed is a story of treason and betrayal by those who founded America and were appointed its guardians, the men who had become the enemy within.

The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu

The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2011

So striking were the replies of Joshu (778-897 CE) to students' questions, that it was said that his lips emitted light. His saysing were extremely influential throughout the Zen tradition and are included in many koan anthologies. Now here is the first full English translation of his sayings, lectures, dialogues, poems, and records from his pilgimages. The translation aims for readability rather than literalness; helpful notes illustrate features from the Chinese that might not be evident in English. A historical introudction by the translator a short biography of Joshu, and a useful glossary make The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu an invaluable text for any student of Zen Buddhism.

Poems and Sonnets on Weardale and Teesdale.

Poems and Sonnets on Weardale and Teesdale.

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2011

Britain, a Poem; To Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces Some

Britain, a Poem; To Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces Some

Author: James Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Britain, a Poem; To Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces Some

Britain, a Poem; To Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces Some

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2009

The Sayings Of Layman P'ang

The Sayings Of Layman P'ang

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2009

Britain, a Poem. to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces

Britain, a Poem. to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Britain, a Poem. to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces

Britain, a Poem. to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Britain, a Poem. to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces

Britain, a Poem. to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces

Author: James Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

Britain, a Poem. to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces

Britain, a Poem. to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Pieces

Author: James Green Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

To Be Mayor of Vancouver

To Be Mayor of Vancouver

Author: James Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2007

Death In The Haymarket

Death In The Haymarket

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2007

Hangman: A Tale of the Boston Harbor Islands

Hangman: A Tale of the Boston Harbor Islands

Author: James Green Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/09/2003

Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook

Herbal Medicine Makers Handbook

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2000

Taking History to Heart The Power of the Past in Building Social Movements

Taking History to Heart The Power of the Past in Building Social Movements

Author: James Green Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2000

Surgery Facts and Figures

Surgery Facts and Figures

Author: James Green, Saj Wajed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1998

Surgery: Facts and Figures has been written by two surgeons with recent examination experience, is designed to provide information-rich coverage of all aspects of basic surgical training (including orthopaedics and traumatology) and is structured broadly systemically to ensure rapid access to information. The book is fully illustrated throughout, with specially generated line diagrams to aid the understanding of complex topics and to illustrate classic examples to particular conditions. Much use is also made of tables, summary boxes and algorithms to help simplify and summarise important facts. Surgery: Facts and Figures is essential reading for all basic surgical trainees, particularly those sitting the MRCS/MRCSEd examination and will also serve as a valuable aide-memoire for the practising junior surgeon.

The Teacher Portfolio A Strategy for Professional Development and Evaluation

The Teacher Portfolio A Strategy for Professional Development and Evaluation

Author: James Green, Sheryl O'Sullivan Smyser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/1996

Follow three very different teachers through the process of creating a reflective teacher portfolio. This book covers all the basics of portfolios. Chapters cover each of the standard parts of a portfolio-Introduction, Influences, Instruction, Individualization, and Integration-and explore how the teachers apply the principles to their classrooms and styles. Teachers, peer mentors and administrators alike will appreciate this detailed approach to the evaluation process. With this book, you can turn your portfolio into a powerful tool of self-assessment as well as a tangible demonstration of your teaching capabilities.