The Sheriff’s Catch

“A fine debut which tackles a relatively unknown chapter of history”The Times Of Malta

“This well-plotted story full of adventure, danger and history is wonderfully told, and Abel is a character not soon forgotten”The US Review Of Books

“A feverishly-paced historical adventure populated with memorable characters. A Finalist and highly recommended”The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

“Such an enthralling and moving journey”The Pigeonhole

“Vella-Bardon knows how to create a truly vile villain”Reviews By Jules

“I cannot even begin to tell you how graphic and vivid and brilliant the descriptions were throughout”Stories And Plot Twists

“Gore, guts, gloom and glory. Welcome to the world of James Vella-Bardon”Liam Carroll, author of ‘Slippery

“The energy of the author’s prose keeps things moving along at a blistering pace”Maximilian Hawker, author of ‘Breaking The Foals

“This book is a three-way cross between Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge series, Game Of Thrones and the Bourne series”Jeanette Heidenberg, Goodreads reviewer

“If you liked Outlanders you’ll love this book”Jayne Parker, Goodreads reviewer

The Author

James lives in Sydney’s Northern Beaches with his young family and a spirited cavoodle.

In 2018 his debut ‘The Sheriff’s Catch’ reached #1 on Unbound’s crowdfunding platform and #3 on the bestseller list in his native Malta.

Recipient of a few international literary awards and nominations, he enjoys writing thriller novels set in periods of history which have been swept under the carpet.