In Nick Smith’s new thriller The Windmill Factory, Paul Humber uses his psychic powers to help the police but finds his life and sanity threatened by a killer who makes his worst nightmares a reality. Paul can rewind the memories of dead people but he’d rather have a drink.
When his cop friend Mike asks for help investigating a series of murders, Paul hits the bottle and follows the trail of a neurosurgeon who tampers with his patients’ dreams. Paul’s life gets more complicated when he falls for Mike’s girlfriend, who might be psychic herself.
Mr. Smith is a bestselling author and award-winning filmmaker originally from the UK. He lives in Fort Walton Beach and works in Inlet Beach. He began his creative career as a writer and researcher for the BBC in the mid-‘90s.
He is the author of the bestseller Milk Treading, which was featured on NPR and translated into Italian. He also adapted Milk Treading as an Edinburgh Fringe play. His other books include Undead on Arrival, Eat Happy, The Age of Endarkenment, Scriptwriting: The Secrets Unleashed and The Kitty Killer Cult.
Mr. Smith is also a filmmaker (the feature-length movie Cold Soldiers is currently being distributed by Maverick Entertainment) and television and film actor. A founding member of the Film School Scotland and a committee member for Emerald Coast Film, Mr. Smith has lectured at colleges and film programs in Europe and the United States.
The Windmill Factory is available now in paperback.
- Art Classes & Workshops
- Art Events
- Art Galleries
- Call to Artists
- The Incredible Expanding Underwater Museum of Art
- A New Take on Family Get-Togethers
- Holi at Last!
- Restaurant Guide
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
- Alaqua to the Rescue Again
- Logo All the Way… Destin High School Call for Submissions
- PFLAG Organizes in Niceville
Hurricane Michael Over Six Months Later: Jodie’s Story
By Carrie Hunter There are good people in this world and there is hope. Months after most people have forgotten about the victims of Hurricane Michael, a woman named Jodie Moseley journeys...
Alaqua to the Rescue Again
Late last week, Alaqua Animal Refuge responded to a plea for help from Washington County Animal Control and took in 85 neglected animals from a single property. There were many types of...
Brace Yourselves…The Storm’s A-Comin’
By Charles Morgan III The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck’s classic American novel, was written 80 years ago. My parents were youngsters in the 1930s when Steinbeck wrote the saga...
And the 2019 Nominees Are…
Don’t get too excited (because I’m not), but here are the nominees for Beachcomber Music Awards Chapter 11 (so called because it’s the 11th one, although our accounting department would beg to...
Beachcomber Music Awards – The VIP Experience
It’s our 11th Beachcomber Music Awards, coming back to Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar on Okaloosa Island Monday, Aug. 26. You can check out the nominees in 38 (special!) categories in...
Safe Water for Walton County…and Beyond
By Nikki Hedrick “We don’t get another chance at water supply. You either get it right or you get it wrong,” says Kelly Layman, one of the executive board members of...