Born in 1943 to a working class family with middle class aspirations, I began writing stories while at school. A secondary school teacher by profession, this interest continued until I retired in 1996, when I turned my hand to writing a series of novels featuring two special investigators who travel around the countryside solving strange an.... more
Born in 1943 to a working class family with middle class aspirations, I began writing stories while at school. A secondary school teacher by profession, this interest continued until I retired in 1996, when I turned my hand to writing a series of novels featuring two special investigators who travel around the countryside solving strange and bizarre murders.
Broometime Serenade sees Martin & Claire journey to Broome after the discovery of several unidentified skeletons. Here they encounter an old enemy, held bent on their demise.
In Intrigue at Sandy Point, while investigating the death of a CIA agent, they meet a man with delusions of grandeur. Before the murder is solved, the case takes on an international flavour, and the agents must race against the clock to avert disaster.
Spirit of Warrnambool finds the agents up against a brutal killer who leads them from one crime scene to the next until they are confused and their own lives are in danger. When Martin is arrested, charged with murder and thrown into prison, he loses the will the live.
The fourth novel in the series, Lost at Logans Beach, is currently a work in probress. More titles will follow.
Barry Metcalf's Projects
Broometime Serenade (The Oz-Files, Book 1)
When authorities fail to identify human remains uncovered after a cyclone ravages the Western Austra... more
Intrigue At Sandy Point (The Oz-Files, Book 2)
When an undercover CIA agent is murdered at the idyllic seaside resort of Sandy Point, Martin and Cl... more
Spirit Of Warrnambool (The Oz-Files, Book 3)
Still believing their nemesis, Wanda Jean, is dead and buried in Broome, Martin & Claire are sent to... more
I'm an Aussie. I'm a retired seconday school teacher who's turned his hand to writing. I have published 3 novels (4 if you count the prequel), which I have helped publicise through numerous social media sites.
In 2015, Broometime Serenade was awarded the prestigious Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the thriller category.
I have completed 4 further manuscripts in the Oz-Files series and expect to have 1 or more published before the end of 2016.