A reunion with an old flame leads Meg into an adventure where she meets with both success and catastrophe.
Memories of her disappeared little brother won't let Nadine go.
Dan has persuaded Amanda to accompany him on a cruise of the Faro Islands, to see the eclipse. But are they being followed? In this chilling tale, we find Dan must make hard decisions, in order to safeguard his marriage.
The Strawberry Girl
Meet, for the first time, David Good, Private Investigator. Plying his trade in 1980s South London, the PI with pliable morals, a taste for blondes and a full-on sense of humour, turns out to be a big softie as he takes up the challenge of sorting out yet another domestic mess. Having discovered that one Alice Jones, a young woman with a well-developed taste for strawberries, has a varied and not entirely honest life, he quickly finds himself wrestling with emotions he’d prefer would go away. As it is, they leave him confused and struggling to work out what he should do with the woman. Join Good on this little jaunt through South London and ask yourself what you would do next.
Sealed With a Kiss and Other Crime Stories
‘Sealed With a Kiss’ is a collection of ten crime-based short stories covering topics including a social media reunion that doesn’t end as expected; a chance meeting in a bar with tragic consequences; wife-swapping with a difference; a teapot that delivers a cocktail of death; the heightened senses of a young sergeant sniff out the criminal; somebody at the library has something other than reading on their mind; a volcanic eruption scuppers best-laid plans; a gamble to replace misappropriated funds that doesn’t pay off; an old lady who mistakes people and doesn’t appear to know what she’s doing; and a flash of light for an over-bearing partner.
Brindley Hallam Dennis
Some people you just shouldn't push.
A woman waits for her friend on a station concourse even though she knows she will never arrive. Winner of the 2012 Waterstones' Crime in the City Competition
Red Sky at Night
A family's new life in Australia is threatened by a bush fire, but this is not the first time the family have had to run from fire. This story won the Eileen Gilmour Creative Writing Competition in 2009
If somebody gives you something, is it wrong to want to keep it? Especially if you find out it wasn't their's in the first place? Sometimes there is only one solution.
Out of the Wood
Brindley Hallam Dennis
The past isn't necessarily done with.
C H Widestroke
Will felt like he was getting closer to understanding what they meant, in a way. He would sit on the grass and look up, watching, listening and letting their truth come to him. If he forced it too much, it would not be the truth. That mattered.
A sinister man gets more than he bargains for when he makes a move on a young woman in a bar.
Black Isle Secrets
Jake escapes his old life only to discover that things may not be what they seem on the idyllic 'Black Isle'.
A flash fiction story - someone is hiding in the maize fields, someone who needs help.
A tale of a strange and yet compelling woman, an enigma who draws in her 'carriers' to do her bidding. But all is not how it seems as she spreads her poison. But her trail is already of interest.
The Real Me
This is a new adult story about a student called Nicky. She juggles caring responsibility challenges alongside attempting to have a social life.
Cat Alley Blues
Brindley Hallam Dennis
Into the labyrinth, two strangers go...
Jael tells what really happened when her husband Heber's old mate Sisera dropped in. Not quite what you read in the Song of Deborah.
Keith's obsession with naming things, and with Gerda the newspaper seller outside his office, leads him into danger.
Annette O. Liron
A last ditch attempt by King Louis to defeat the British and take control of Jersey. A fictional tale of the invasion, organised and led by a notorious mercenary and the bravery of a fouteen-year-old boy.
Cheat the Hangman
Sometimes Abel might feel uneasy about a roping if, say, his victim was young and misguided, or an abused female. But mostly he couldn't give a damn. He couldn't afford to. It was a job that had to be done, and done well; a skill; a craft.
The Female of the Species
Helena a professional assassin, was angry and impatient to be back in London. This latest job - all the meticulous planning wasted for no reward, someone was going to pay.
Minsky wasn't used to doing runs. He was getting too old for anything these days but when the boss said run he was only too happy, whatever the consequences.
Never Said A Word
Daisy unwittingly stumbles on the preparations for a terrorist attack and this leads to her finding out far more than she needs to about the relationship between her mom and the leader of the bombers.
J A Pritchard
A macabre and dark psychological thriller, ‘The Shadows’ tells the story of Jack, a young and disturbed mobster, living in a hellish world where he is fighting to find answers, fighting to find out what happened in a past that he dare not speak of. With rivals wanting him dead, and his grip on reality ever weakening, Jack must seek to save his life and save his mind before he descends into madness or is buried in his grave. “This is not a normal time, and this is not a normal place . . .”
He was supposed to be the one who finds the criminal. Instead he becomes a victim but learns a lesson.
a woman's revenge on the men who betrayed her.
The Bounty Hunter
Will this be his last bounty? Gilman must decide after capturing an outlaw who claims he is not the man. Before he can decide what to do, another bounty hunter turns up unexpectedly.
A Fit Punishment
A victim of an attempted gang rape wreaks an appropriate revenge.
The arrival of DS Stephen Forest on her doorstep, takes Grace by surprise. A police investigation into the murder of a local surgeon, and a middle-aged, middle class woman living in rural respectability, seem unlikely to be connected, an impression DS Forest appears to share, at least initially....
A short story about the suspicious death of a new born baby.
A husband waits for his wife to return home. He is cross because she's late and he needs the car but - perhaps there's a good reason that she is late home...
Did Jo really kill Simon?