The 63 Steppes


Bradford born scientist-turned-artist and novelist, Dr Keith Edmondson, would like to announce the publication of his first novel, ‘The 63 Steppes,’ which is a fast moving story of a newly qualified priest, who unwittingly learns of a plot to assassinate President Kennedy during his forthcoming visit to the UK in June 1963. As a result he is drawn into the sinister worlds of extreme church politics, secret service intrigue and ex-Nazi collaborators resulting in him being hunted for a murder he did not commit, along with recurring doubts about his faith. All this is carried out against the backdrop of the cold war, at its height, and the imminent Profumo scandal. The question is can he avoid elimination and unravel the plot before the President arrives?

Readers Comments
I read your book last week and I wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed it. Your sense of humour comes through – but that didn’t spoil it.

Lynne Lewis

Just finished reading your novel. I read it in about 4 days. It is great, fast paced, fun and I couldn’t put it down! Interesting being set around Bradford….

Peter Ingham