Latest news 2024-03-02: Ebook sale (3rd–9th March 2024): short story cybercrime fiction Unsocial Media free; short story noir crime fiction I’ve Heard the Mermaid Sing free; crime fiction novel The Private Enemy US$1.99; illustrated children’s story The Foolish Hedgehog US$0.99. For further details, see latest blog post.

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[book image] Unsocial Media. Cybercrime short story. In print. Availability: Ebook US$0.99 (available from Smashwords and other ebook retailers).
A cybercrime short story cautionary tale about the dangers of sharing too much information. Greg has unwisely accepted a friend request from “Natalie”, a stranger who starts to stalk him after failing to hook him in a scam. The stalking moves from the digital world to real life when Natalie shares a photo of Greg with his neighbour Susie, in what looks like a compromising position. Unknown to any of them, Greg’s wife (the unnamed narrator) has a secret life of her own and is doggedly following Natalie’s trail.

[book image] I’ve Heard the Mermaid Sing. 1920s crime fiction short story. In print. Availability: Ebook US$0.99 (available from Smashwords and other ebook retailers).
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.