The Vinyl Detective by Andrew Cartmel

Remember to order your copy of The Vinyl Detective Mysteries – Written in Dead Wax, written by Andrew Cartmel. (Yes, that Andrew Cartmel).

The Vinyl Detective

Those who are familiar with Doctor Who, will immediately recognize his name as the creator of The Cartmel Masterplan. This isn’t the first time Mr. Cartmel has delved into great stories outside the Doctor Who universe while following his passions, hobbies, and interests.

His experiences reach many corners of the writing world. Besides his extensive list of writing and overseeing Doctor Who scripts, he was also the Script Editor for other television series’ (such as BBC’s popular medical drama series Casualty), he wrote many comic book stories (including Judge Dredd: Swine Fever), and worked as a magazine editor and a lecturer. This is only a glimpse into his accomplishments. 

Most recently he co-wrote, with Ben Aaronovitch (another Doctor Who alumni) the highly successful comic book series, Rivers of London: Body Work (Volumes 1-5).

Any fan of Mr. Cartmel knows he loves his cats, he collects vinyl records from around the world, and his long writing career proves he’s a master of many genres.

Andrew Cartmel

Andrew Cartmel and his cat Molly. Photo credit Andrew Cartmel. 

Mr. Cartmel is not afraid to write outside his comfort zone to provide quality material for fans.

He’s always looking for more ways to stretch his creative muscles.

The Vinyl Detective series is one more fantastic example of his writing prowess and creative range.

Written in Dead Wax is the first mystery in this series. Weaving a web of suspense, danger, and the ever diminishing number of cat biscuits, I hope The Vinyl Detective continues to keep us entertained for many years to come.

On top of everything, Mr. Cartmel’s amazing career also includes a tour as a stand-up comedian. His funny side makes an appearance in all of his scripts, so I hope to see more of this tongue-in-cheek British humor in this upcoming series.

Available both in print and on Kindle, it’s available now in many fine book retailers and on Amazon at;

I’m sure he would enjoy hearing from more of his fans, so another way to follow Mr. Cartmel’s work is to read about his day on Twitter @andrewcartmel .  

Until next time…be safe, be kind, and always be happy.

Doctor Who in a nutshell

So, to escape the reality of pain and real life, I sometimes delve into the world of science fiction, specifically the world of Doctor Who.

For those who don’t know who Doctor Who is, where have you been for the last 50 years? I will gladly catch you up on anything Doctor Who or other science fiction shows, just ask. Oh! Don’t ask about The Walking Dead. I have NO idea what is going on with The Walking Dead. I only have so many TV watching hours in a day, so, I had to cut out something, and The Walking Dead was what got cut. My world encompases space sciecen fictions stuff such as Stargate, Firefly, Star Trek, the aforementioned Doctor Who, and many others. Yes, I like to cosplay. If you don’t know what cosplay is, don’t look up sex positions. Cosplay is not a new sex position, although, many people who do participate in cosplay use their costumes to participate in adult time after conventions, but, that is a whole world we will not be discussing here. 🙂

Cosplay is mostly a family event involving very awesome costumes of your favorite show, and usually based on the specific theme of a particular event,  such as a science fiction convention.

Here is Doctor Who summed up in one MEME.