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Fiction Books

Crime Fiction

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The Private Enemy. Crime/SF novel set in future East Anglia.

In the Fenland area of Norfolk, the last Earl of Wynherne is found dead on the study floor of his Gothic mansion. His daughter is missing, having run off after stabbing the seemingly respectable Mr Allerton in the leg. Detective Inspector Charles Hadley and his partner Detective Sergeant Sarah Fenning are called in to investigate, but in this retro world of gangsters and corrupt city police a wrong move could destroy the fragile alliances and trigger war after thirty years of uneasy peace.

Formats: paperback and DRM-free ebook.

RRP: £8.99 (paperback) and $3.99 (ebook).

Short Stories

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I've Heard the Mermaid Sing. 1920s crime fiction. 2550 words.

It's 1928 and Albert Sternheimer, a yegg (jewel thief) from St Louis, is travelling on the RMS Aquitania with a case of stolen jewels, but unknown to him there's someone else on board with an interest in him and the contents of his case.

Format: DRM-free ebook.

RRP: $0.99.

Children's Fiction

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The Foolish Hedgehog. (Preschool and Key Stage 1.)

A little hedgehog promises his grandmother that he won't go onto the wasteland (the road) where the dragons (vehicles) live, but one day he's tempted onto the road by a hungry crow. Will he manage to get home safely? This story can be used to introduce young children to the concepts of road safety and stranger-danger.

Format: paperback.

RRP: £5.99.

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Quack, Quack, Quack. Give My Hat Back!. (Preschool and Key Stage 1.)

Little Duck lives on the Amazon River and he loves his big, black hat, but one day the naughty wind steals his hat. Little Duck chases after it, and on the way he meets his friends the arara (macaw) parrot, the sloth, the caiman and the capybara who all join in the chase.

Format: paperback.

RRP: £5.99.

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