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Alex Howard - Author

About the Author

Alex Howard studied Arabic and Islamic History at Oxford, and has worked in adult education. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

Featured books by Alex Howard

Time to Die

Time to Die

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Detective Inspector Hanlon. She'll break but she won't bend. A woman with a habit of breaking the rules and a fierce loyalty to the few people she respects. Her boss, Corrigan. Looks like a street copper promoted above his ability. Underestimate him at your peril. Enver Demirel. Known in the boxing ring as Iron Hand. Now soft and gone to seed. But he would do anything for Hanlon. Now the kidnap of a 12-year-old diabetic boy has blown the case of some missing children wide apart and the finger is pointing at the heart of the Met. Corrigan sends in the only cop in his team who would care more about the life of a boy than about her own career. Hanlon. And then he sends Demirel to spy on her...

Other books by Alex Howard

Why Me? My Journey from M.E. to Happiness

Why Me? My Journey from M.E. to Happiness

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

An Incidental Death

An Incidental Death

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

DCI Hanlon faces the toughest decision of her career as a string of political murders lead to a deadly confrontation. A controversial, right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss to ensure the speech goes smoothly and that there will be no more killing. The murders soon reveal a chilling alliance between the anarchists and European Jihadis. And when Hanlon traces the killer, she soon realises that the truth has a terrible price. Is Hanlon willing to meet the cost?

An Incidental Death

An Incidental Death

Author: Alex Howard Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

DCI Hanlon faces the toughest decision of her career as a string of political murders lead to a deadly confrontation. A controversial, right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss to ensure the speech goes smoothly and that there will be no more killing. The murders soon reveal a chilling alliance between the anarchists and European Jihadis. And when Hanlon traces the killer, she soon realises that the truth has a terrible price. Is Hanlon willing to meet the cost?

Incidental Death

Incidental Death

Author: Alex Howard Format: eBook Release Date: 08/09/2016

DCI Hanlon faces the toughest decision of her career as a string of political murders lead to a deadly confrontation. A controversial, right-wing German politician is due to speak at the Oxford Union. Following a series of murders linked to a violent anarchist group, the city is on high alert. DCI Hanlon has been partnered with DI Huss to ensure the speech goes smoothly and that there will be no more killing. The murders soon reveal a chilling alliance between the anarchists and European Jihadis. And when Hanlon traces the killer, she soon realises that the truth has a terrible price. Is Hanlon willing to meet the cost?

Library Cat

Library Cat

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2016

For the last year, Library Cat - the resident cat of Edinburgh University Library - has been watching. As a Human, you may not feel that watching is a particularly extraordinary thing for a cat to do. But Library Cat is different. Because not only was Library Cat watching, he was also thinking. Library Cat is a thinking cat. Thinking cats are rare. Look closely, though, and maybe you'll spot one...The canny glint to the eye? The arched, disdainful whiskers? The unrelenting interest in books and piles of paper? That's a thinking cat! This is a story about Library Cat, about his favourite turquoise chair in the library and his favourite food (bacon-rind). But, more importantly, this is a story about Library Cat's thoughts and his own search for completeness in this fractured world. And it's about us Humans, too. You see, with his black and white head bobbing a foot off the ground, Library Cat has seen us Humans from a very different angle...and he's seen it all; from shame to sandwiches, from litter to love, from aeroplanes to Lord Byron. And he has some news: he thinks us Humans have it all wrong. And he's going to show us why.L IBRARY CAT is a funny, witty and irreverent look at the world, seen through the unusually observant eyes of Edinburgh University Library's resident cat.

A Hard Woman to Kill

A Hard Woman to Kill

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Chechnya: an incorruptible security officer is assassinated. Berlin: a small child grieves for his father. In the East: an obese psychopath sets his feet on the first rungs of his criminal career. A frightened Russian woman seeks DCI Hanlon's help in finding her missing husband. Hanlon's not keen on the case. Until she hears a name she recognises only too well. Arkady Belanov, sadistic pimp and owner of an exclusive brothel in Oxford is involved. When DI Enver Demirel, her former partner and friend, disappears, Hanlon is forced into an uneasy alliance with the London underworld to rescue him from the blood-stained hands of the Russian mafia.

A Hard Woman to Kill

A Hard Woman to Kill

Author: Alex Howard Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Chechnya: an incorruptible security officer is assassinated. Berlin: a small child grieves for his father. In the East: an obese psychopath sets his feet on the first rungs of his criminal career. A frightened Russian woman seeks DCI Hanlon's help in finding her missing husband. Hanlon's not keen on the case. Until she hears a name she recognises only too well. Arkady Belanov, sadistic pimp and owner of an exclusive brothel in Oxford is involved. When DI Enver Demirel, her former partner and friend, disappears, Hanlon is forced into an uneasy alliance with the London underworld to rescue him from the blood-stained hands of the Russian mafia.

Hard Woman to Kill

Hard Woman to Kill

Author: Alex Howard Format: eBook Release Date: 10/09/2015

Chechnya: an incorruptible security officer is assassinated. Berlin: a small child grieves for his father. In the East: an obese psychopath sets his feet on the first rungs of his criminal career. A frightened Russian woman seeks DCI Hanlon's help in finding her missing husband. Hanlon's not keen on the case. Until she hears a name she recognises only too well. Arkady Belanov, sadistic pimp and owner of an exclusive brothel in Oxford is involved. When DI Enver Demirel, her former partner and friend, disappears, Hanlon is forced into an uneasy alliance with the London underworld to rescue him from the blood-stained hands of the Russian mafia.

Time to Die

Time to Die

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/2014

Detective Inspector Hanlon. She'll break but she won't bend. A woman with a habit of breaking the rules and a fierce loyalty to the few people she respects. Her boss, Corrigan. Looks like a street copper promoted above his ability. Underestimate him at your peril. Enver Demirel. Known in the boxing ring as Iron Hand. Now soft and gone to seed. But he would do anything for Hanlon. Now the kidnap of a 12-year-old diabetic boy has blown the case of some missing children wide apart and the finger is pointing at the heart of the Met. Corrigan sends in the only cop in his team who would care more about the life of a boy than about her own career. Hanlon. And then he sends Demirel to spy on her...

Why Me? (revised Edition) My Journey from M.E. to Happiness

Why Me? (revised Edition) My Journey from M.E. to Happiness

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2014

Time to Die

Time to Die

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Detective Inspector Hanlon. She'll break but she won't bend. A woman with a habit of breaking the rules and a fierce loyalty to the few people she respects. Her boss, Corrigan. Looks like a street copper promoted above his ability. Underestimate him at your peril. Enver Demirel. Known in the boxing ring as Iron Hand. Now soft and gone to seed. But he would do anything for Hanlon. Now the kidnap of a 12-year-old diabetic boy has blown the case of some missing children wide apart and the finger is pointing at the heart of the Met. Corrigan sends in the only cop in his team who would care more about the life of a boy than about her own career. Hanlon. And then he sends Demirel to spy on her...

Counselling and Identity Self Realisation in a Therapy Culture

Counselling and Identity Self Realisation in a Therapy Culture

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2004

Questions relating to personal identity are of central importance within counselling, which is often seen as an essentially (and perhaps excessively) 'me-focussed' activity. People often come to counsellors to find, reclaim, come to terms with, or control (aspects of) 'themselves.' They want to see how they have been shaped, helped or damaged by their circumstances. Yet there has been surprisingly little systematic examination of the conceptions of 'self' that are, could be, or should be available to counsellors. This accessible book meets this need and more deeply than most other texts into the foundations and underlying presuppositions of the subject. Alex Howard takes a fresh look at counselling and psychotherapy and advocates greater philosophical and sociological awareness for trainees.

Philosophy for Counselling and Psychotherapy Pythagoras to Postmodernism

Philosophy for Counselling and Psychotherapy Pythagoras to Postmodernism

Author: Alex Howard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2000

This fascinating and thought-provoking book provides much-needed philosophical background for counsellors, therapists and healthcare workers looking for broader, deeper foundations in the struggle to help and make sense of others. While examining the best among twentieth-century philosophy it shows the wealth of inspiration of earlier centuries, and demonstrates with remarkable clarity the way in which the ideas of, and the relations between, these philosophers can inspire, inform and underpin much of counselling and psychotherapy. The author ties the philosophies with practice in a pragmatic and exercise-based way, making it an excellent source for training courses. Each chapter is headed with 'key points' and their application to counselling and psychotherapy, and ends with practical questions, exercises and a detailed bibliography, including extensive listing of relevant websites.

Philosophy for Counselling and Psychotherapy Pythagoras to Postmodernism

Philosophy for Counselling and Psychotherapy Pythagoras to Postmodernism

Author: Alex Howard Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2000

This fascinating and thought-provoking book provides much-needed philosophical background for counsellors, therapists and healthcare workers looking for broader, deeper foundations in the struggle to help and make sense of others. While examining the best among twentieth-century philosophy it shows the wealth of inspiration of earlier centuries, and demonstrates with remarkable clarity the way in which the ideas of, and the relations between, these philosophers can inspire, inform and underpin much of counselling and psychotherapy. The author ties the philosophies with practice in a pragmatic and exercise-based way, making it an excellent source for training courses. Each chapter is headed with 'key points' and their application to counselling and psychotherapy, and ends with practical questions, exercises and a detailed bibliography, including extensive listing of relevant websites.

Challenges to Counselling and Psychotherapy

Challenges to Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Alex Howard, Emmy Van Deurzen-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/1996

A clear, readable, radical challenge to the foundations of therapy. The author's ultimate target is not counselling, but the abuse of professionalisation and our current deity - consumerism. The range, passion and depth of the discussion will attract the general reader and a wide diversity of carers and clients. The questions raised should make it mandatory reading for practitioners and their supervisors. Which schools of counselling will rise to the challenge? Which will fail, and fall?

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