Nick Planas

Composer and musician

Home News DISTANT VENGEANCE - My first novel

I'm pleased to say that my first novel, Distant Vengeance, is now available on Amazon as a paperback, or as an e-book.

In 1874 Joseph Palmer, a signalman on the London and Western Railway, is wrongfully sent to prison for manslaughter after a railway inferno claims twenty-one lives.

In 1946 an old lady confesses a terrible crime of vengeance to her great nephew.

In 2018, young Alex Phipps, one of Joseph’s descendants, finds an old file his father had made about the accident. Father and son investigate further and discover a tale of conspiracy and murder which still echoes around the old village of Salmsham. With the help of Roger Cooper and his daughter Vicky (who still live in the village) and a large railway model of the old station and surroundings at Salmsham, they find enough evidence for the police to open an historical murder enquiry, but by clearing the name of one ancestor, they may have tarnished others.

Combining two of my favourite topics – railway history and genealogy – I take the reader through a complex tale of deception and detection, spread over a century and a half, and with several twists along the way.

I'm pleased to say there's no gratuitous swearing, and no adult content, so the book is entirely suitable for readers aged 12 to 112!

One reviewer wrote: "A real page turner, I couldn't put it down. A very intriguing storyline, well written and enjoyable. Can't wait for Planas' next novel!"

Here is a link to the book on Amazon