Author Archives: Nick Lennon-Barrett

About Nick Lennon-Barrett

Originally from North-West, England, moving to London as an adult and carving out a career as an HR and L&D professional. The writing bug was always there as a child, yet it wasn't until my 30s that I finally did something about it. The joy of working in HR is that you're never short of character inspiration! I'm an enthusiast of both crime and comedy fiction so when I decided to write my first novel my aim was to combine these two genres tackling topical issues in a dark comedy murder mystery. This was the start of the DCI Fenton Murder Trilogy.

Do Not Disturb

The killer knew that within seconds the body would be discovered, despite the sign on the door asking for privacy. The maid had only herself to blame. The sign was there for a reason; ignoring it in order to tick … Continue reading

Posted in Short Stories

The Lonely Road

It seems so hopeless and you need hope, as without hope there is only darkness. A darkness that tightens my chest so much that a mere breath causes more pain, more hurt. The loss won’t leave me, why won’t it … Continue reading

Posted in Living with mental health, Short Stories

Dirty Little Lies

Jack froze. The enormity of what had happened slowly sunk in. He could stay and face up to what he had done or he could revert to type and flee. The conflict of emotion was so difficult that his chest … Continue reading

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Taking Risk

“What are you doing?” “Trust me Adam. You do trust me don’t you?” Adam looked at Lisa. Those green eyes that sparkled as the light caught them. He could never say no to her. Every moment without her ached. “Of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Damien twitched as the phone continued to ring. It was relentless. His leg bounced up and down as his anxiety rose. “The phone won’t answer itself,” barked Hilary, in her usual patronising tone. It was a tone which implied that … Continue reading

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Delivering the one liner

I’ve been asked the same question many times by people who have read my novels – how do you write a successful one liner? The first question to answer is, what exactly is the one liner? To me, it’s something  a … Continue reading

Posted in Life as a spare time writer

When readers despise your hero

This is every writer’s nightmare isn’t it? Readers dislike your main character. You love that character. There may even be a bit of your own personality in this person, and they despise them? Are you going to have to start … Continue reading

Posted in Life as a spare time writer