Books for Adults

Books for adult readers, plus a handful of freebie short stories.

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The Watson Letters – Volume 3: Curse of the Baskervilles

In an almost post-Victorian, parallel universe, Holmes and Watson embark on three more adventures: the intrepid duo tackle a ghostly locomotive, journey to Dartmoor in search of a gigantic hound, and team up with bloodthirsty psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter in the hunt for a murderer. Adult humour throughout.

Available from Amazon and Createspace eStore.


Death on a Dirty Afternoon

When taxi driver Frank is found dead on his dining room table, ex-cabbie Terry Bell assumes his old friend died of a heart attack. But when Terry’s former boss also turns up with his face bashed in, it starts to look like there’s a connection.

Faced with a Detective Inspector who doesn’t like coincidences, and a series of threatening letters, Terry does a bit of investigating of his own, but when another body is discovered, the temperature starts to rise – in more ways than one.

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The Watson Letters – Volume 2: Not the 39 Steps

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In a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe, Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime…

In the second volume in this madcap adventure series, the intrepid duo team up with Richard Hannay to do battle with Moriarty in Edinburgh’s subterranean passageways, investigate a series of murders at Cold Comfort Farm and tackle the bloodthirsty Count Dracula in Transylvania. Adult humour throughout.

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The Watson Letters – Volume 1: Something Wicker This Way Comes

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Now FREE to download!

In a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe, Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime…

Based on the infamous Blog of the same name, this is my take on the Holmes and Watson stories, pitching the detecting duo into Whitechapel, the Western Isles and the Village of the Damned. Adult humour throughout.

Available from Amazon, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Createspace eStore.

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Girlfriend Interrupted (and Other Fictions)

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Now FREE to download!

New collection of stories which hints at the darker side of life: a dead wife comes back from the grave, a sinister agency demands a lot from its workers, an unhappy lover yearns for a way out and a cleaner finds her employers have disappeared…

Available from Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Createspace eStore.

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How the World Turns (and Other Stories)

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Stephen J Carter at Stephen J Carter

First collection of stories.
He thinks that when he walks, his own feet propel the earth: that his movements keep the world going round. Literally. Each stride supplies the momentum for another motion forward, the ground shifting backwards beneath him, away into the distance. Except, when he stops walking…

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Writing: Ideas and Inspirations (or How to Make Things Up)

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As most successful writers will tell you, one of the hardest things about writing is getting started. In this collection of articles, Writer, Musician, Hermit and Time-Traveller Colin Garrow explores ways of generating ideas, creating characters and developing stories. Using examples from his own stories, novels and stage plays, he’ll show you what to do, what not to do and how to keep at it. Whether you’re struggling to get started or wondering how to write amazing dialogue, this book is for you.

Available from Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Createspace eStore.


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Anthologies

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Fresh Ink – Volume One: New Light
Various authors (Author), Oxford Waters (Editor)

(Includes Colin Garrow’s ‘Magic Man’).
A collection of hard-hitting short stories from new writers with fresh ideas. From the funny to the horrific, each story delivers on our promise to stimulate and entertain the reader. Contributing authors come from around the world and bring fresh local perspective and angles to their characters.

eBook: Amazon

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Poppies in the Gold

(Includes Colin Garrow’s flash fiction pieces, ‘Doorway’ and ‘Red Red Wine’).
Collection of stories from over the globe, with all profits going to rape charities.

Amazon (Paperback and ebook)


Freebies

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Magic Man

Striving to escape the shadow of his magician father, George decides to give his own failing magic act one last go – with unexpected results.

FREE eBook: Smashwords.

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The Very Grave Digger

Short story – When an old friend asks to meet up, lone worker Bobby wonders what she wants this time…

FREE eBook: Smashwords.

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In Line for Murder

Short story – In 1890s Edinburgh, Inspector Angus Robertson has a problem: Sir Charles Foggarty wants him to investigate a murder, but the wealthy landowner’s story about a mysterious dead woman is missing one vital ingredient – a body.

FREE eBook: Smashwords, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

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The Silk Woman

Short story – Walking home from the pub late one night, Davey discovers something on the beach that changes his life…

FREE eBook: Smashwords, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.


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