Stevyn Colgan

Award-winning author, artist, speaker. Former QI scriptwriter. Ex-pat Cornishman and flâneur.

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A Murder to Die For

When hordes of people descend on the picturesque village of Nasely for the annual celebration of its most famous resident, murder mystery writer Agnes Crabbe, events take a dark turn as the festival opens with a shocking death.

Though the police are quick to arrive on the scene, the facts are tricky to ascertain as the witnesses, suspects and victim are all dressed as Miss Cutter. And they all want to solve that crime too...

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The Diabolical Club

Two years have passed since the tragic events that took place in A Murder To Die For and the little village of Nasely has returned to cosy normality. But strange things are going on in nearby Black Dog Wood.

There are rumours that it’s become a popular dogging spot, and there have been alleged sightings of a mythical werewolf-like monster. And then someone discovers a blindfolded skeleton, bizarrely buried standing up...

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Berkeley Cockering wants to live the hedonistic life of a millionaire playboy. But his sister, Marcheline, is only interested in preserving the family name and refuses to sell off any of their large jointly-owned estate.

He therefore embarks upon a drastic course of action to force her to sell, which will involve the owner of a cash-strapped geriatric circus, an alcoholic clown, an incontinent elephant and a sex toy with a mind of its own.

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One Step Ahead

A model of smart storytelling and pure inspiration.

Stephen J. Dubner, co-author: Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics, Think Like A freak and When To Rob A Bank.

A great guy who took lateral and creative thinking and applied it to bigger social problems. I think there’s a huge opportunity for that kind of thing.

Rory Sutherland, President of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA)

Other books by Stevyn

Book cover: Joined-Up Thinking

Joined-Up Thinking Buy »

What is Scooby-Doo’s real name, and why should you make a point of avoiding armadillos? You’ll find out the answers to these questions and a whole lot more in Joined-Up Thinking.

Book cover: Constable Colgan's Connect-O-Scope

Constable Colgan's Connect-O-Scope Buy »

Colgan sets out to prove that everything can be connected. As this dizzyingly fact-filled book shows, the fun lies in figuring out how.

Book cover: Saving Bletchley Park

Saving Bletchley Park Buy »

with Dr. Sue Black

Imagine a Britain without Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and a team of code breakers changed the course of World War II…

Book cover: Colgeroons

Colgeroons Out of print

A colouring book with a difference. A collection of cartoons by author, artists, songwriter and QI elf Stevyn 'Colgers' Colgan.

Book cover: The Third Condiment

The Third Condiment Out of print

When Wixley de Lune was asked to root out a suspected industrial spy among the staff at his pickles company, he couldn't have anticipated the rollercoaster ride he was about to take.

Book cover: Henhwedhlow

Henhwedhlow Buy »

with Tony Hak

Long before the Dark Ages and long, long before the Pitch Black Ages, there was a time called the Dim Ages when unbelievably stupid Giants lumbered across the Cornish landscape…