David Penny
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David Penny

Without having a clue what he was doing David Penny managed to land a book deal and agent at the tender age of 24. Four novels followed, and his short stories were published alongside those of John Brunner, Theodore Sturgeon and Michael G. Coney in America, and Michael Moorcock in the U.K. Then he stopped. He's still not sure why.

David enjoyed a dissipated and wasteful (but not wasted) youth, doing little other than writing, growing his hair (a pursuit sadly no longer available to him) and following an alternative lifestyle. Into such an idyllic existence real life rudely interrupted, and David spent the next 35+ years in a variety of jobs, eventually running his own software company.

After waiting far too long David returned to writing. The Thomas Berrington Historical Mysteries, The Red Hill and Breaker of Bones, are currently available. The third in the series, Sin Eater, arrives in May 2016. Both The Red Hill and Breaker of Bones have been awarded the IndieBrag medallion for work of a high standard, and The Red Hill was shortlisted for the 2015 M.M. Bennett award for Historical Fiction.

When he's not writing David walks Max the dog, travels, and continues to unsuccessfully learn how to play the guitar. He also helps organize the Indie Author Fringe online festival as part of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

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    • The Incubus

    • Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery, Book 4
    • By: David Penny
    • Narrated by: Mark Topping
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    For Thomas Berrington, torn between two warring civilizations, Ronda is an escape from the madness engulfing Gharnatah. For al-Zagal, the default leader of al-Andalus, it is a return to his mountain stronghold....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Red Hill

    • Thomas Berrington, Volume 1
    • By: David Penny
    • Narrated by: Ian Russell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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    In 1482 the Englishman Thomas Berrington is living in the last remnants of Moorish Spain. A physician, he is an unwilling friend to the most powerful man in the kingdom....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of tea!

    • By Dany on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Breaker of Bones

    • Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery, Book 2
    • By: David Penny
    • Narrated by: Ian Russell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    It is March 1483, and surgeon Thomas Berrington is making a reluctant journey to Qurtuba at the request of his master....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keep writing, Mr. Penny!

    • By AnneEliz on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Sin Eater

    • Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery, Book 3
    • By: David Penny
    • Narrated by: Mark Topping
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Thomas Berrington, emigre Englishman who has made the doomed city of Garnatah his home, is once again attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths....

    Regular price: $19.95

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