Lifestrings of the Loving Couple

It's publication day for my new ebook novelette Lifestrings of the Loving Couple. This is the final (for now) short story in my series of fantasy detective romps known collectively as The String City Mysteries and published by 40k Books. In this brand new adventure, my dimension-dabbling detective is hired by a distraught husband whose wife … Continue reading Lifestrings of the Loving Couple

String City micro-fiction

One of the following statements is true: 1) As an experiment in Twitter-based flash fiction, I'll be tweeting a new micro-adventure in my String City Mysteries series of fantasy detective stories. The case opens on Monday 2nd July 2012 at 3:00pm GMT, although our hero is already tweeting his usual brand of strangeness. I expect … Continue reading String City micro-fiction

Just published – The Dame Don’t Whimper

UPDATE - The Dame Don't Whimper is now available from the iTunes store - see the links below. The sixth novelette from my String City Mysteries series has just been published by 40k Books. Any publication day is exciting, but this one's particularly special. The first five stories in the series are reprints, having originally … Continue reading Just published – The Dame Don’t Whimper

Just published – Girl in Pieces

If you're an arachnophobe, I'd advise you to look away now. That's because my latest ebook is full of spiders. In particular, there's a rather unfriendly spider queen called Arachne who likes to lay her eggs in unseemly places. If you're very unlucky, she'll show you her spinnerets ... The ebook in question is called … Continue reading Just published – Girl in Pieces

Just published – Still Point

If you've been following the strange adventures of my dimension-hopping detective, you may like to know there's new String City Mysteries ebook available. It's called Still Point and, like the others in the series, it's published by 40k Books and is available for Kindle and iTunes. This latest story sees our gumshoe hero playing Scheherazade … Continue reading Just published – Still Point

Coming soon – Still Point

Dust off your fedora - my dimension-hopping detective is getting ready for another adventure. The next instalment in The String City Mysteries, published for Kindle and iTunes by 40kBooks, will shortly be rolling off the e-press. This latest story is called Still Point. It's about a heist that takes place in one of String City's … Continue reading Coming soon – Still Point

Interview with a weird detective

I was in a bar, minding my own business. Outside, the rain was coming down. Dirty jazz was seeping from even dirtier speakers and trade was so slow the barman had posted a BACK SOON sign. A man walked in. He was wearing a fedora and a tattered leather coat with bright yellow buttons. I … Continue reading Interview with a weird detective

The String City Mysteries book trailer

I just spent a happy Saturday afternoon putting together a book trailer for The String City Mysteries. Video by me, music courtesy of Kevin McCleod (featured tracks are Epic Unease and Scheming Weasel).

Just published: Syren

The third of my fantasy detective ebooks has just rolled off the virtual production line. Like The Wooden Baby and Dead Wolf in a Hat before it, Syren is that most handy of things - a novelette. It's the perfect length for the writer (so much quicker to produce than those pesky novels) and just … Continue reading Just published: Syren

Take a Tour of String City

All I wanted to do was write a light-hearted detective story in the hard-boiled tradition, with a little squeeze of fantasy just to juice things up. What I never planned to do was invent a whole other world. It happened like this. After a delightful weekend reading Dashiell Hammett stories, I got the urge to … Continue reading Take a Tour of String City