The Penhaligan File

General Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

By Kristen Stone

Publisher : Blue Hour Publishing

ABOUT Kristen Stone

Kristen Stone
Kristen Stone was born in London, England, in 1951 – a city still suffering from the effects of the war. The youngest of three surviving children she was pampered and cossetted, kept well away from the Big Bad World. When told at school by someone who had never read anything she had wri More...


Steven MARK ANDREW Penhaligan uses his middle names when pursuing his career as an investigative journalist and novelist to. Little did he suspect his casually innocent use of a pen name would put his life in deadly danger.


When asked by the vulnerable, recently widowed, Paula McCarthy to investigate the true facts behind the new “Wonder Drug” which she is convinced was the real cause of her husband’s sudden, premature death, Mark finds himself plunged into a deadly game of sex, deceit, intrigue, corporate double-dealing - and the all-pervading threat of sudden, casual violence and brutal murder.

For Steven Mark Andrew Penhaligan, the revelation that the drug he’s investigating is in reality a product of his own father’s company - The Penhaligan Foundation, only deepens the nightmare of the situation he finds himself enmeshed in. For while strangers can be dangerous – for Penhaligan, family can potentially be deadly.

Wry, laconic, thrilling and suspenseful – “The Penhaligan File” takes both the reader – and it’s unsuspecting hero, on a decent beneath the veneer of corporate luxury and into the morally dubious underside of business where profit pre-empts the value of human life; and the truth is whatever wealth can buy.



Stephen Mark Andrew Penhaligan is a journalist who is called upon to investigate his own father's company with dire results for himself when someone tries to stop his investigation.

From John Holt

Take a suspect drug, patients dying, and an attempted cover up, add an investigative journalist whose father owns the drug company. Throw in deceit, and intrigue .... oh and an attempted murder and you get an explosive thriller that could prove deadly
From SRH
Witty, deceptively complex, sharply observed and written with an wry and laconic, perfectly judged style. I absolutely have no hesitation in recommending this highly enjoyable conspiracy thriller.