The Writing of THE MAGDALENE MISSION: An Archaeological Thriller

As a writer, I have an extraordinary curiosity about many things, explained or unexplained. It is the latter that often leads to the possibility of an interesting story. Such an opportunity appeared to present itself when I looked at the various theories and facts that surrounded the life and mystery of the Magdalene, as she was known.

It is generally accepted that she was a close companion of Jesus or Yeshua as he was then named. It appeared that she acted as an explanatory mouthpiece of his words to an often-bewildered collection of apostles.

What Christ spoke, she wrote down, and the original scripts can be seen in the museum in Berlin to this day.

Gospel of Mary

The most complete text of the Gospel of Mary is contained in the Berlin Codex, but even so, it is missing six manuscript pages at the beginning of the document and four manuscript pages in the middle.

The enigmatic factor is that ten pages are missing...

That in itself presented me with a range of possibilities for producing a story in an attempt to locate them. The most prominent questions were … Why? When? Who? What was in them to warrant their removal? Each of these questions had a potential for varied theories.

It was these that I acted on and invented the story, THE MAGDALENE MISSION, as you will read it.

Like many good stories, it is not all fiction. My favourite term ‘faction’ came very much into play. The story is full of facts based on an extensive range of research that involves actual events, worldwide locations, and of course the Roman Catholic Church. To complete the mix, there are the ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys.’ Each has their own agenda and the reasons for that.

Writing stories like these, e.g. Biblical mysteries, gives me plenty of time to notice my own feelings and reactions as the narrative progresses.

There is with me an opening up sensation that I have to balance with mystical fiction, facts and reality. My own beliefs, like so many things in this world are what they are, often just beliefs, with no real way of truly knowing. I’m not here to bang my drum but to present an entertaining story that you will enjoy and maybe give you cause to wonder.


THE MAGDALENE MISSION is now available on Amazon. 
Free to read on Kindle Unlimited. 
I hope you enjoy it.

April 5, 2023
Surrey, UK

An Excerpt from Drunks - A Story of an Alcoholic Couple



They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

(Ernest Dowson)

The Writing of Drunks: An Alcoholic Romance

 My latest novel, Drunks, has just been released after decades of hiding in my cupboard.

The Chronicles of Aveline Ends in The Final Sacrifice

And her trials are finally over...
In the end, Lady Aveline must do what she must... even if her choices break her heart.

The Chronicles of Aveline, The Final Sacrifice completes The Lady Crusader Trilogy. The epic tale of a young woman’s incredible courage and loyalty even in the most desperate circumstances. A captivating story of family, love, heartbreaking trials, deception, and one woman's determination to reclaim everything that was taken from her.

The Release of The Keeper's Cup Draws Gnosticism Readers

The Keeper's Cup is now available on Amazon. Released on July 15, 2020 and already a #1 Bestseller in Gnosticism.

I suspect that The Keeper's Cup will upset some people of various religious denominations. This was never my intent, but I don't doubt there will be reaction. I can't help that nor make apology. At all times, I have attempted to show loving kindness and respect.

Pre-order of The Keeper's Cup and a Cover Reveal

The story of Mary Magdalene has always fascinated me, and I indulged in that fascination in my new book, THE KEEPER'S CUP.

Intrigue in the Vatican and hidden historical mysteries.
Stories not included in the New Testament.
Pieces of our history that were passed on through the ages, but never accepted by those who decide what the truth is.

This novel is not meant to offend anyone's faith, but to explore other possible stories not included in mainstream biblical history. Stories that were only spoken of in whispers in the past, but are now discussed more openly.

It is my hope that you read The Keeper's Cup with an open mind.

Now, let me present...
the Cover of The Keeper's Cup

The Release of Love and Blood: The Chronicles of Aveline - Book 2

The long wait is over! For those of you who've read Awakening, The Chronicles of Aveline Book 1, the sequel will be released tomorrow, November 17!

Book 1 ended on a threshold as Lady Aveline and her squire, Athlestan's ship approaches the shores of the Holy Land.

Aveline's story continues in Book 2, as she searches for her lost love, Sir Quentin de Ballon and her brother, Giles. She joins King Richard the Lionheart's army, in the guise of a man. 

Cover Reveal of Shakyamuni's Pearl and a Giveaway

Books by Ken Fry and The Book Khaleesi
proudly present...

A Thriller

Danger Above...
Danger Below...
A Hunt and Chase Thriller Over Land and Sea

The Patmos Enigma Wins a Silver Medal in the 2018 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards

Readers' Favorite recognizes "The Patmos Enigma" by Ken Fry in its annual international book award contest.

The Patmos Enigma has been a #1 bestseller in Christian Fantasy and Biblical Fiction on Amazon UK since October of 2017.

Readers' Favorite 5-star Review for The Patmos Enigma

An author cannot have enough 5-star reviews. It feeds us. Motivates us. Validates our work.
Here's one I love from Readers' Favorite.