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James Harley

After leaving school at fifteen, James Harley served an Engineering apprenticeship and joined the Merchant Navy as an engineer officer for six years. He spent the rest of his working life with the Ministry of Defence, their ships and the sea.
James had to retire at 55, but did not start writing until he was 70 when he wrote his unpublished autobiography. He is enjoying a very happy retirement with his wife of fifty-five years and enjoys playing golf, gardening, DIY and writing for pleasure

Author's Books
Beyond the Cane

James Royston had sent his twelve-year-old son, Fredrick, to a private boarding school where he learned he was being excessively caned by one of the masters.As private investigators, he and his partner Fred Baker wanted to know why, so set about uncovering what skulduggery was going on. They set out...

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The Smuggling Leg

James Royston and Fred Baker are doing well as private investigators when Joyce, an ambitious journalist, invites them to look into a problem for her paper. Joyce's friend has a brother, who she says is being hunted and is fearful for his life, but will not say why he thinks he'll go to prison or ge...

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