Category: Short Stories

‘When Stars Will Shine’ by Emma Mitchell

When Stars Will Shine Compiled by Emma Mitchell, this short story collection delivers festive-themed tales with a twist. Featuring Louise Jensen, Graham Smith, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Lucy Cameron, Val Portelli, Alex Kane and many others, the proceeds will be donated to supporting our troops. As with all short story anthologies, this is a mixed bag, with…

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Paul Heatley – Author Interview

North-east author Paul Heatley is most at home writing fiction that’s dark, bleak and a bit scary. So where did his love of crime stories come from? Your books have a strong undercurrent of violence and gangster-type activities. Did you start out to write crime thrillers, or did it happen by accident? By accident. When…

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‘Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection’ by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection (Audiobook) From his first appearance in A Study in Scarlet, Sherlock Holmes has delighted crime and detective fans throughout the world. In this mammoth collection, read by Stephen Fry, we get all the novels and stories along with Fry’s personal introductions to each title. Running to a total of 71…

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‘Short Stories – Volume Two’ by Neal James

Short Stories – Volume Two In his second serving of short stories, Neal James dishes up tales of crime, horror and science fiction as well as a fair bit of humour. Of the twenty-six tales, I can truly say there is something for everyone. As always in any collection of stories, the author takes the…

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‘Dark Visions’ Edited by Dan Alatorre

Dark Visions Compiled and edited by Dan Alatorre, this is another gathering of spooky stories that will appeal to horror fans, with tales from 27 different authors, including Alatorre himself. What I like about collections of horror stories is that there’s usually something for everyone – whether you enjoy being scared witless or prefer to…

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‘ ‘Salem’s Lot’ by Stephen King

’Salem’s Lot When writer Ben Mears returns to the town of ‘Salem’s Lot, he hopes to rid himself of a bad experience from his childhood by writing a book about the old Marsten house. But these days things aren’t quite what they seem in the Lot, and Mears learns that the old house has been…

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‘Meat Bubbles and other stories’ by Tom Leins

Meat Bubbles and other stories Private investigator Joe Rey gets down and dirty in the not-so-picturesque seaside-town of Paignton. Tracking down a disturbed plastic surgeon, he encounters a variety of low-life scumbags, prostitutes, hitmen and bent coppers. If he’s lucky, he might wake up with all his body parts intact, but when almost everyone seems…

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‘The Magic Vodka Wardrobe’ by Sheila Patel

The Magic Vodka Wardrobe Sisters Shaz and Trace work in the family corner shop by day but spend their nights glugging vodka and disco-dancing with Aunt Sheila in a magical wardrobe. With characters including Tattoo Tony and Dammit Janet, this is a surreal story that could rival any TV soap-opera, apart from the lack of…

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