Murder comes in all shapes and sizes. It also comes at inconvenient times. Christmas, for example. This anthology has all the classic motives: blackmail, revenge, lust, greed, anger… And there’s more! Humour, intrigue, suspense…
From the top of the stairs, a little girl of five overhears an argument between her father and a late-night visitor. Frightened she dared not descend the staircase. Her father is killed. She did not see the killer but remembers the killer’s voice. Twenty years later she recognises the voice, identifies its owner and sets out to take her revenge.
Better than a newspaper.
Better than your usual reading material.
Better than contemplating your kneecaps.
Why be bored? Why be alone in there? This delightful book of short stories is brimming with amazing tales of humour, adventure, crime, love, horror, science fiction, fantasy and chance. Take your pick.
Religion thwarted romance for Victoria; now it threatens Lizzie. Thrown over by the man she loves, she escapes Ireland for Canada. But questions remain about her past. Only a trip back home can resolve them and permit Lizzie to discover the truth about who she is.
A heartbreaking portrayal of the consequences of our actions for future generations.
Glasgow, Scotland, 1969, a serial killer named Bible John strikes for the third and last time, vanishing as quickly as he had appeared. 40 years on, and a killer is on the loose again...and young women are dying in an all too familiar way. The race is on to catch a killer...with devastating consequences.
‘Brook Breasting’ is the story of a year in the life of a picturesque English village as seen mainly through the eyes of the Village Fete Committee. The story and the committee members are brought to life in the first nine, short, interlinking chapters. Enjoy their varied lives and a few twists and turns along the way.
Lydia Jones has spent the last four years of her life under constant scrutiny. She has grown weary of her ever present mask and secretly wishes to be herself again.
Simon Partridge comes into her life one rainy evening when her father hosts a dinner party. Simon begins to show Lydia the freedom she once had and the love she deserves.
Here are twenty eight short, quirky tales: mystery, murder and ghostly stories, for anyone from eight to eighty. Often they will have a twist in the tale and some may even raise a smile or two. The subject matter is wide and varied and the stories are designed as light reading during a journey: by coach, boat, plane or train.
Chasin’ That Carrot, is about a couple who move to London from Glasgow after the Second World War.
The hardships and humour of ordinary folk living in Glasgow during this era come into their own in this book.