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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

You're never too old to write. Meet Reginald Gray with his latest book:

The gunman turned to the injured bus driver, pointed the gun, and pulled the trigger for the third time. 

A murder during a robbery on a double-deck bus on the outskirts of an English rural town leaves the local police baffled as to motive. Further related deaths makes the apprehension of the killer a top priority for Detective Inspector Harty but the lack of clues makes this a difficult case to solve.

Any doubt that the robbers would actually use their guns dissolved at that moment and the young man promptly sat down again. The shot had brought screams from most of the women, and looks of horror and disbelief from all the passengers on the lower deck. Handbags and wallets were quickly opened to reveal their contents to the second gunman who grabbed anything worthwhile and stuffed it into his pockets. The bus driver tried to take advantage of the distraction and made a move for the buttons to close the doors and so make it difficult for the bandits to leave the bus. A second shot from the gunman beside him hit him in the hand before he could reach the buttons causing him excruciating pain.

The gunman demanded that the driver hand over his takings plus everything in his pockets. The second man continued to relieve the passengers of everything they had.

After a few moments the two robbers from the upper deck ran down the stairs and out of the exit door. They rapidly made their way to a car parked a short distance in front of the bus. One of them opened the nearside passenger and rear doors then jumped in to the rear seat slamming the door behind him and opening slightly the offside door. The other man opened the driver's door, leaned in and turned a key already in the ignition and started the engine. He then joined the man in the rear seat leaving the driver's door open. The robber on the lower deck of the bus, who had been taking the passengers valuables, threw the last of the handbags on to the floor of the bus, ran to the car, climbed into the driving seat and started to rev the engine, ready to go.

The gunman who had already shot twice turned to the injured bus driver, pointed the gun at the startled man's head and pulled the trigger for the third time. The driver slumped forward on to the steering wheel where he stayed motionless. The gunman turned, ran down the steps and to the front passenger seat of the waiting car. As the passenger door slammed shut the driver put the engine into gear and the car quickly disappeared from sight down the side streets.

Born 1930 in East Outer London, and happily married for over 60 years. Reginald is now in his 80s, but not ready to be written off yet! He has a background in management accounting, company budgets and computer management/programming, and took early retirement in 1992.

He has always enjoyed reading, and in his retirement he enjoys writing  and welcomes this opportunity to share his stories far and wide in the hope they give the same enjoyment to everyone who reads them.

Death on Route 37 is also available for Kindle at: Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk


  1. Sounds like a real page-turner. I'm going to pick it up.

  2. Thanks, Clarissa. Let us know what you thought of it, won't you?