Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale 1st July – 31st July 2019: 75% off ebook crime fiction novel The Private Enemy, and 100% off (free!) ebook crime short story I've Heard the Mermaid Sing.

Crime Fiction

Crime Fiction Novels

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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 Story Fiction Titles

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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.