10,000 Downloads! Thank You!

21 September 2021

Just want to say another big Thank You. The combined total of downloads of Beck’s Game across all six parts have now passed 10,000 downloads with each part now over at least 1,000 downloads each.

Thank you all for your time and support.

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Beck’s Game, It’s Here! Part Six: Mornington Crescent

13 August 2021

With over 4,000 downloads so far, I just want to say “thank you so much” to everyone who is reading this.

‘We are here to arrest you,’ the man started.
The King stopped him. ‘Before you finish that thought, you might want to take a listen to what’s actually going on.’
‘What’s actually going on is that your lot are out of control.’

Answers are coming, but so is a threat to not just to Rhys, Sophie and Neil, but maybe the whole of the Underground. It’s the end of the line for Series One.
(News on Series Two coming later – it’s all written)

Beck’s Game: Series 1 Part 6 – Mornington Crescent. A PDF of 24 pages.

It’s here! You can download Part Six now, free of charge. Click here or go to the Beck’s Game link above, and click on the link or you can go via https://ko-fi.com/arthurhofn

Or just click on the Beck’s Game picture in the right of the page.

Each part is a PDF around 20 pages or more.

I’m giving it away free of charge but if you would like to make a donation I’d appreciate it. You can do that via the ko-fi link above or the Beck’s Game link in the menu bar. Thanks.

I really hope you enjoy reading this unfolding puzzle. I’ve put a lot of work into it, from writing the whole thing (all parts are now complete and ready to go), to editing and everything else. The only thing I didn’t do is take the pictures which are credited on the PDF.

London awaits.

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Beck’s Game, It’s Here! Part Five: Arnos Grove

06 August 2021

‘It only leaves one option. Someone unknown to us did play a trick when the token went to the watchmaker or some point before.’
‘Who?’ anger flashed in Alex’s eyes.
‘That’s the wrong question. The correct question is, “why?”’

A base under siege and plans are being made. Just why is Sophie so important? And what other traps are being set in the darkness?
Things are are either coming together or getting out of control in the penultimate part of this series.

Beck’s Game: Series 1 Part 5 – Arnos Grove. A PDF of 21 pages.

It’s here! You can download Part Five now, free of charge. Click here or go to the Beck’s Game link above, and click on the link or you can go via https://ko-fi.com/arthurhofn

Or just click on the Beck’s Game picture in the right of the page.

Each part is a PDF around 20 pages or more.

I’m giving it away free of charge but if you would like to make a donation I’d appreciate it. You can do that via the ko-fi link above or the Beck’s Game link in the menu bar. Thanks.

I really hope you enjoy reading this unfolding puzzle. I’ve put a lot of work into it, from writing the whole thing (all parts are now complete and ready to go), to editing and everything else. The only thing I didn’t do is take the pictures which are credited on the PDF.

London awaits.

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Beck’s Game, It’s Here! Part Four: Lancaster Gate

30 July 2021

“That was the Piccadill Chief confirming they have taken control of the station. She wants us to give up Sophie and we can go.”

The Piccadills have taken an interest in Sophie, who in turn is discovering the secrets of the Game. But what has it got to do with her? And is the safest place on the Underground really that safe?

Beck’s Game: Series 1 Part 4 – Lancaster Gate. A PDF of 22 pages.

It’s here! You can download Part Four now, free of charge. Click here or go to the Beck’s Game link above, and click on the link or you can go via https://ko-fi.com/arthurhofn

Or just click on the Beck’s Game picture in the right of the page.

Each part is a PDF around 20 pages or more.

I’m giving it away free of charge but if you would like to make a donation I’d appreciate it. You can do that via the ko-fi link above or the Beck’s Game link in the menu bar. Thanks.

I really hope you enjoy reading this unfolding puzzle. I’ve put a lot of work into it, from writing the whole thing (all parts are now complete and ready to go), to editing and everything else. The only thing I didn’t do is take the pictures which are credited on the PDF.

London awaits.

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Beck’s Game, It’s Here! Part Three: Greenford

23 July 2021

“You are a Player. Once your in, you’re in for life. There are enough Guardians in London to make sure of that. I mean you’ll be paid in two days. Do you think your new tribe will appreciate a member who doesn’t pull their weight? Whilst they are out defending their siphons and raiding others?”

It’s not gone to plan, but why? Was there a mistake with Rhys’ token? Or is there something deeper going on? And what is the treasure that Sophie is searching for? Has she put her friends in danger? Most importantly…. what is life in Greenford going to be like?
Beck’s Game: Series 1 Part 3 – Greenford. A PDF of 21 pages.

It’s here! You can download Part Three now, free of charge. Click here or go to the Beck’s Game link above, and click on the link or you can go via https://ko-fi.com/arthurhofn

Or just click on the Beck’s Game picture in the right of the page.

Each part is a PDF around 20 pages or more.

I’m giving it away free of charge but if you would like to make a donation I’d appreciate it. You can do that via the ko-fi link above or the Beck’s Game link in the menu bar. Thanks.

I really hope you enjoy reading this unfolding puzzle. I’ve put a lot of work into it, from writing the whole thing (all parts are now complete and ready to go), to editing and everything else. The only thing I didn’t do is take the pictures which are credited on the PDF.

London awaits.

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Beck’s Game, It’s Here! Part Two: Seven Sisters

16 July 2021

Most new Players don’t have a mentor, they’re just thrown into it and have to work it all out for themselves. When they do their first raid they are most often caught.’
‘What happens?’ Yet again Rhys had the realisation that this definitely was not free money.
‘Don’t get caught and you won’t need to find out.’

The Game is Rhys’ solution to his problems, but there is much to learn and no one is quite clear exactly what the penalties are.
The next time he runs through the Underground it’s not because he’s late.
Why is Alex so scared of breaking the rules? And was signing up too convenient? Too easy? How dangerous is all this?
Beck’s Game: Series 1 Part 2 – Seven Sisters. A PDF of 25 pages.

It’s here! You can download Part Two now, free of charge. Click here or go to the Beck’s Game link above, and click on the link or you can go via https://ko-fi.com/arthurhofn

Or just click on the Beck’s Game picture in the right of the page.

Each part is a PDF around 20 pages or more.

I’m giving it away free of charge but if you would like to make a donation I’d appreciate it. You can do that via the ko-fi link above or the Beck’s Game link in the menu bar. Thanks.

I really hope you enjoy reading this unfolding puzzle. I’ve put a lot of work into it, from writing the whole thing (all parts are now complete and ready to go), to editing and everything else. The only thing I didn’t do is take the pictures which are credited on the PDF.

London awaits.

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Beck’s Game: Seven Sisters, Due

15 July 2021

‘Most new Players don’t have a mentor, they’re just thrown into it and have to work it all out for themselves. When they do their first raid they are most often caught.’
‘What happens?’ Yet again Rhys had the realisation that this definitely was not free money.
‘Don’t get caught and you won’t need to find out.’

Part Two: Seven Sisters will be released Friday 16th July 2021 – It’s not the money. It’s the Game.
Part one – Oxford Circus is available here, on the Beck’s Game link above or right.

I did ask TFL what imagery I was allowed to use without breaking copyright and they have yet to get back to me, I guess they are busy running a transport network, so everything from the picture and sounds are not actually from the London Underground network so copyright is not an issue. The pictures are by by Johannes Plenio and Dil (www.instagram.com/thevisualiza), many thanks, and the design is my own.

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Beck’s Game, It’s Here! Part One: Oxford Circus

09 July 2021

London is not just one place. There are stories and truths and lies all merged together to make the city. Different worlds. Some are on view, some are hidden, worlds going on around you that you only catch out of the corner of your eye, but you don’t know what it means so you ignore it, forget it. But some of them are worth discovering. Do you want a way out of your problems?’

There’s trouble on the Underground, who has caused it? There’s trouble in Rhys’ life, can he find a solution to the pressures of London living?
What is Beck’s Game?
Beck’s Game: Series 1 Part 1 – Oxford Circus. A PDF of 23 pages.

It’s here! You can download Part One now, free of charge. Click here or go to the Beck’s Game link above, and click on the link or you can go via https://ko-fi.com/arthurhofn

Or just click on the Beck’s Game picture in the right pf the page.

Each part is a PDF around 20 pages or more.

I’m giving it away free of charge but if you would like to make a donation I’d appreciate it. You can do that via the ko-fi link above or the Beck’s Game link in the menu bar. Thanks.

I really hope you enjoy reading this unfolding puzzle. I’ve put a lot of work into it, from writing the whole thing (all parts are now complete and ready to go), to editing and everything else. The only thing I didn’t do is take the pictures which are credited on the PDF.

London awaits.

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Beck’s Game, Due

06 July 2021

London is not just one place. There are stories and truths and lies all merged together to make the city. Different worlds. Some are on view, some are hidden, worlds going on around you that you only catch out of the corner of your eye, but you don’t know what it means so you ignore it, forget it. But some of them are worth discovering. Do you want a way out of your problems?’

Since last summer I’ve been working on a new project, it wasn’t planned it was just an idea that came to mind and then merged with others that had been percolating for many years.

The result is Beck’s Game, and I’m doing something different with it.

The story is based on and around the London Underground and there might just be a whole lot more going on down there than you may have suspected.

Previously I’ve put my novels, complete, on Amazon as paperback and Kindle and left them to it, but the shape of this story meant I could be more flexible; and so I have split the story into three “Series” and each “Series” into six “Parts”, with a new one to be released each week on this very blog as a PDF of about 20 A4 pages (with a gap between each Series, although I have written the whole thing at this point). I wanted to build a part by part adventure, hey I’m a Doctor Who fan it’s in my DNA, and so we have smaller stories a developing alongside a much much bigger canvass; to say more might just drift into spoiler territory.

I’m not going to charge for downloading each part but if you want to make a donation for them I would be very grateful and that will be set up when Part One goes live (it was just easier to do it that way).

Series One, Part One: Oxford Circus will be released soon!

I did ask TFL what imagery I was allowed to use without breaking copyright and they have yet to get back to me, I guess they are busy running a transport network, so everything from the picture and sounds are not actually from the London Underground network so copyright is not an issue. The pictures are by by Johannes Plenio and Dil (www.instagram.com/thevisualiza), many thanks, and the design is my own.

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