Paul S Bradley - Author

Playa Calahonda, Nerja
Playa Calahonda, Nerja
Plaza España, Nerja
Paul S. Bradley at San Isidro, Nerja
Balcon de Europa, Nerja
Welcome to the official website of Paul S. Bradley, Author

Paul Bradley is the name I was actually born with. It could have been more, but apparently, my father's memory became befuddled on his way to the registry office in East London and he forgot my proposed middle name of Richard. By way of apology, he insisted that he was overwhelmed with emotion at the prospect of parenthood. My mother confirmed that he was indeed extremely overwhelmed, both at the Star and Garter on the way there, and again at the Dog and Duck on the way back.

Bradley is a common name, probably of Irish ancestry from County Cork; Paul as a first name has always been popular, its easily memorable and not too difficult to spell. Consequently, there are a plethora of P.B.'s out there ranging from rogues to rocket scientists, martial artists to thespians and yet more authors including a P.R.B. To facilitate identification and help fiction readers avoid rather tedious papers on contentious construction matters or growth strategies, I've opted to go with P.S.B. The S stands for Spain. Why?  Because it's where I've lived for over twenty five years.

The photos above are from my adopted town of Nerja. It's a small, quaint former fishing village on the Mediterranean coast of southern Spain that despite developers best intentions has somehow retained its original charm. Thankfully, the local people far outnumber us foreigners so it actually feels like Spain. Surprisingly, there are even daily opportunities to speak Spanish, usually very loudly.

The images with the fancy Cordoba hats were taken at Nerja's annual San Isidro Festival, which I refer to in my first novel. I plan to write four fictional books based on many personal experiences of my life traveling extensively around Spain working as a journalist and publisher of guide books in German and English. When all are done, they will form a series known as the Phillip Armitage Mysteries.

The main characters appearing in all four books are; Inspector Leon Prado of the Spanish National Police who has recently been appointed to investigate all crimes in Malaga province involving foreigners. Slight problem, Prado can't even manage to order a cup of tea in English which is used by most of the millions of visitors. Phillip Armitage,  a former investigator with British Military Intelligence, resident in Nerja and fluent in several languages is joined by Amanda Salisbury an American journalist resident in Malaga to assist Prado as voluntary translators.

Voluntary translating is something I've done often over the years, both in hospitals and police stations.

The first  book- Stolen Lives - based in and around Nerja  is being edited. See Books for more detail.

I've started the second - Stolen Hearts - it's set in the spectacular Andalusian mountain city of Ronda and the plot revolves around the world of bullfighting; I've lectured on the subject many times translating for Juan Ramon Romero, a retired bullfighter. The remaining two books are already forming  in my mind. 

Spain has played a significant role in my life since my first visit during the 1960s. I love her varied landscapes, culture, cuisine, climate and friendly people. It would be remiss of me not sing her praises as I tap out my novels on the keyboard, especially about her lesser known secrets and distant corners.

I´ll post updates  on each book's progress.

Enjoy them and if so inclined, please leave a comment on my blog, on Goodreads, or on my Facebook page.

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