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Murder by the Glass (The Verity Long Mysteries) by Lynda Wilcox

Murder by the Glass
(The Verity Long Mysteries)

by Lynda Wilcox

Merlot-loving researcher Verity Long is happily sipping her way through a wine tasting weekend with her crime-writer boss — happily, that is, until a fellow guest is murdered in the winery.

When a storm isolates them and brings down power and phone lines, Verity forgets bouquets, acidity, and floral top notes to concentrate on catching a killer.

Unable to contact the police, and with no internet for researching her suspects'...


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Small Change

I was standing by the ticket machines at the underground station when he approached clutching a five pound note.

‘Excuse me, guv, could you let me have a fiver’s worth of change?’

‘I think so…’ After fishing around in my pocket, I handed over three pound coins, three fifty pence pieces, two twenties and a ten. ‘Will this do?’

‘Yes that’ll be fine. Thank you very much.’

It was as he walked away still clutching the five pound note that I realised he’d never actually asked me to change it: he’d only asked me for a fiver’s worth of change.

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The Department - A Crowd-Written Story

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Pet departments always had that same smell, that mixture of dog biscuits, rabbit droppings and fish food; even this one, which didn't even have any live animals. And why was fish food made from fish? She imagined walking through the food department browsing 'Arm Flakes with Extra Fingernails' and 'Human Brain Sticks for a Shinier Coat'.

Naomi looked down at her clean shirt and pressed trousers, wondering if she could get another day's wear out of them. Perhaps she could have stretched the trousers until the end of the week, if she hadn't come into this shop. She felt unclean just walking through the doors.

From her science lessons back in school she remembered that 'All smells are particulate'. This meant that if her clothes smelt of rabbit droppings, it was because they had a microscopic coating of that actual substance on the surface. Home was just around the...

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Getting a book noticed

As first time published authors, myself and my writing partner D R Williams are trying everything to get our book...

17.01.2017 at 18:26
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Jason Chapman
08.01.2017 at 17:13
editor rules

Thank you for your question.

It's really tough deciding what goes into the newsletter and what doesn't and...

Rosen Trevithick
29.12.2016 at 12:13
editor rules

I would like to know why you cannot list a book on this site unless you have an editor. I understand that there...

Jason Chapman
29.12.2016 at 09:36

It's a comment on the year we've had, presumably the political changes and perhaps some of the celebrity deaths...

Rosen Trevithick
22.12.2016 at 10:22

I really don't understand this Drabble. Can somebody please explain it to me. I have read some really good ones...

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