Articles and short pieces

“The Love Killers: Thoughts on Dyadic Death” in Crime,
Edited by Ross Bradshaw, Five Leaves Press, 2013

Rod Madocks - writer

Christopher Foster and his family, Photo taken on the day before he murdered them. Illustration from Rod Madocks; ‘Dyadic Death’.

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“Solstice At Shirley: Re-encountering John Cowper Powys”. By Rod Madocks.
A non-fiction piece reflecting on the influence of John Cowper Powys on the author in The Powys Society Newsletter, No 92, November 2017

Rod Madocks - writer

Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale, Derbyshire . Illustration from “Solstice At Shirley”

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“Hawkhurst Court”

A short memoir about a toxic boarding school I attended. Published online 2017.

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“Without Contraries”
A thought piece on paradox written for the publisher John Lucas, March 2014. As yet unpublished.

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No Way To Say Goodbye

My first novel, shortlisted by The Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award and featuring on ITV3’s Crime Thriller Awards.
We are all waiting for someone to come back from the past bringing a lost happiness.”

The story follows a search for a vanished lover within the secret world of the maximum security psychiatric institution.
If you go looking for the truth you’d better be ready to live with it afterwards.”

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Our Tan

MEMOIR OF A DESTROYED LIFE 

A lament for the loss of a young woman and a savage critique of the institutions that failed her.
 
 

The Rising Flame

Remembering Sidney Keyes

Remembering Sidney Keyes

A memoir about the short life of Sidney Keyes, a prodigiously talented young poet killed in battle in Tunisia in 1943 at the age of twenty. Keyes served with Madocks’ father during the war. This book remembers a great talent cut short and offers a tribute to all the reluctant heroes of Allied Forces in World War Two.

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Ship of Fools

“They had drawn low cards in the lottery of life to get mental illness in the first place and then they had us to deal with on top of that.”  Here are twenty stories told by an ex-professional that really lift the lid on psychiatry.

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Babbicam

A remarkable historical novel that explores the real life story of Victorian criminal, John ‘Babbacombe’ Lee, convicted for murder of his elderly employer in her seaside residence in Babbacombe, Devon in 1884. Lee faced the hangman in Exeter prison but famously the execution apparatus failed to work. Lee later served a long prison sentence, and became a national sensation after he published a book called “The Man They Could Not Hang”. He disappeared mysteriously in 1911.

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Dyadic Death

A non -fiction piece by Rod Madocks on the “love killers” , the true signature killers of our times. In Crime ed. Ross Bradshaw Five Leaves Press , September 2013.