Thursday, 23 May 2013

Free Download for 5 Days!

In a spirit of generosity and all-round feelin' good, I'm making 'Shades of Mayhem - Volume 1' a FREE download on Kindle for 5 days starting today. Load up and read on! They're short, they're quick, and they can be read whenever you've got a few free minutes.

Six short crime stories ranging from hard to soft, with varying shades of danger and mayhem:
ICE-CREAM & AURELIE: a young man growing up in New York finds ice-cream parlors have an attraction all of their own... but that some things are not as sweet as they seem.

SOMETHING TO TRADE: a woman stranded out in the African bush has to use her wit to survive an encounter with violent rebels

THE HOMECOMING: a spy whose cover has been blown returns home. But what sort of reception will she receive?

PRETTY HOT T'ING: forced by a ruthless south London gangster to deliver a bomb, a young man finds that some things are worth risking everything for.

PET HATE: a young woman enters the world of shady deals and creatures that bite.

A GIRL THING: a female police officer goes undercover to trap a sex-trade gang... and discovers talents she didn't know she had.

But that'snot all...

If you like the idea of short crime fiction, there's also a Volume 2 - which is at at the ridiculous price of £0.77 or $0.99. (But, hey - a writer's gotta eat!)
Eight more crime stories of every hue, from women sleuths through duelling bueaucrats to hard-boiled gangsters.

STUFF HAPPENS - A man goes for a long swim without a snorkel, and local tai chi expert and ex-military cop Carlton Medway has to figure out why he's in the frame.

HIDDEN BENEFITS- A Riley Gavin/Frank Palmer short. When a local small-time crook seems to have more than his fair share of money... and wives, Riley and Frank are called in to find out how - and why.
THE TRENCH- A war veteran revisits his old French battleground, and finds that his memories are not as dim as he'd like, and the past has come back to haunt him with a vengeance.

RECIPE FOR MAYHEM - A murder/mystery weekend and somebody is stealing from the guests. A chance for the hired help to show they are more astute than the experts.

PROCEDURE - A late-night visit by two enforcers for a big-time Dutch gangster in London finds their intended victim having to play dirty.

CALL-OUT- A Royal Military Policewoman has a feckless and gullible half-brother with a talent for bad money-making schemes... with deadly consequences.

DRESSED TO KILL - Three friends go clothes shopping... and find that smoking really does kill.

THE DUEL - The old methods of settling differences have not yet died out among certain European Union pen-pushers - with a dramatic difference.

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