The Levellers: A Classic Western Adventure (2019)

The Wild West of the late 1800s could be a lawless, cruel and unjust place for many of those who trekked there full of hope and dreams only to have them shattered by violence and thievery. Two men dedicated their lives to levelling the odds for the unfortunate.They called themselves The Levellers.Oddly enough, both of them were immigrants from England: Humphrey Dalrymple-Kerr, the heir to a large and rich estate, who changed his name to Chester Garden—a new name for a new world and a new life; and Zhang Tian-Shu, an English-born young man of Chinese descent, who changed his name to Sky Blue.Both of them were very well educated, trained to a superb level in horsemanship and shooting. Both of them were crack shots, and both were as good with their fists and feet as they were with their sixguns.

STARK (2016)

A killer hides behind the dazzle of blood-soaked gold as Detective Harry Stark seeks answers concealed by the glitter.

STARK CHOICE (2017)

It is the heat of summer in downtown Toronto, and Homicide Detective Harry Stark is called in to investigate the murder of a jewel courier who was formerly a soldier in the Israeli army. At the same time, a copycat murder of a young woman is being looked into by Stark’s lover, Carol. This whodunit provides a gritty, realistic picture of Toronto and its downtown and east-end denizens.

STARK SHADOWS (2017)

Young, successful men with unblemished reputations— each of them living a contented, “normal” life— are being murdered, one month apart. The killings seem to be unconnected, but are they? Are there dark secrets in the dead men’s pasts? Homicide Detective Harry Stark has to untangle the mystery of the links between these men in a case that takes him and his partner, Noel Harris, on a tortuous and deadly trip into the world of shadows.

DEATH NEVER SAYS GOODBYE

It is the heat of summer in downtown Toronto, and Homicide Detective Harry Stark is called in to investigate the murder of a jewel courier who was formerly a soldier in the Israeli army. At the same time, a copycat murder of a young woman is being looked into by Stark’s lover, Carol. This whodunit provides a gritty, realistic picture of Toronto and its downtown and east-end denizens.

JOHN WORSLEY SIMPSON | SELECTED POETRY