The Jack Lockwood Diaries (Jack Lockwood Mystery, #4) by Geoffrey David West



The author sent me a copy of this book (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).

My rating:  5  of  5  stars

(by Goodreads)

22 short stories relating to the life of Behavioural Investigative Adviser to the police and writer, Jack Lockwood. There are supernatural, mystery, adventure and humorous stories, each one giving an insight into Jack’s life, relating to past adventures and incidents.


Genre(s):  Short Story Collection, Mystery, Supernatural, Humour

Series:  Jack Lockwood Mystery Series, #4

Length:  139 pages (print version)

Release date:  2015-01-31



“I died in 1880, I think I was one of Jack the Ripper’s victims. You see, I fell on hard times and to go on the streets, and the night it happened all I remember is -”

“For goodness sake!” Charles announced, getting up and charging out of the room.


My Opinion

This awesome short story collection featuring Jack Lockwood is the 4th book in the Jack Lockwood Mysteries series; volumes 1-3 are full novels.

With The Jack Lockwood Diaries, Geoffrey David West has created an excellent short story collection featuring Jack Lockwood. You get to know Jack Lockwood a little, just by seeing his approach on different occasions and often rather unusual events. The Jack Lockwood Diaries is a fast and gripping read with really short and intriguing stories, realistic characters and some surprising twists. Geoffrey David West provides an insight into the life of Jack Lockwood, takes the readers on his journey. I was drawn into the stories right from the start, feeling like an invisible friend. The stories are categorised as 1. Supernatural (eight stories), 2. Adventures/Mystery (eight stories), 3. Humour/Surprises/Twists (six stories). The Jack Lockwood Diaries is a great read for short story fans appreciating the paranormal and suspense.

I had such a great time reading – I already added Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (Jack Lockwood Mystery, #1), Doppelganger (Jack Lockwood Mystery, #2) and Sheer Fear (Jack Lockwood Mystery, #3) to my TBR list.

Highly recommended!

In brief:

Plot Some twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Fast
Characters Developed


About the author

Freelance journalist/writer, living in Surrey, England, educated at Dulwich College. Journalism encompasses building and DIY, crafts, and is now predominantly travel writing. Author of five nonfiction titles (Crowood Press), and two fiction titles, which are crime thrillers in the JACK LOCKWOOD MYSTERY SERIES, published with Kindle Direct Publishing (‘Rock’n’Roll Suicide’ and ‘Doppelganger’). Shortlisted for a previous novel (‘Deadly Contact’) in the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger competition. Writes two regular blogs, one of which hosts short stories, and entitled THE JACK LOCKWOOD DIARIES, featuring the protagonist in his novels.


Connect with the Author:


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about The Jack Lockwood Diaries?  Or – if you did not yet read The Jack Lockwood Diaries  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If The Jack Lockwood Diaries was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂





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