Lovely bones for Burrell man.

Burrell man tops Amazon's best-seller list

Published:  16 April, 2012

YORK: David Leadbeater, who works for James Burrell builders' merchants at Clifton Moor, is enjoying massive success online with a Kindle version of one of his novels.

His debut novel, The Bones Of Odin, which sells for 98p – reaping him about 40p a book – had been selling well since launch last November. But sales have taken off in the past week, with an average of 600 bought every day since.

Mr Leadbeater decided to publish his novel online last autumn, with support from his wife Erica, and had been using social networking sites such as Twitter to publicise it.

The book features Matt Drake, a retired SAS officer, who tries to "unravel a mystery older than time" in his search for the "nine pieces of Odin", the world's oldest treasure.

The book is claimed to be a "grand adventure filled with high excitement and explosive action". Mr Leadbeater is writing his next two Matt Drake thrillers, set back-to-back. The first will be out in a few weeks.

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