When young teacher Anna Blackwell is found dead in her home, the police think her death was suicide or a tragic accident. After all, Stonebridge is a quiet country village in the Scottish Borders, where murders just don't happen. But Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez soon arrives from far-away Shetland when his ex-wife, Sarah, asks him to look into the case. The local gossips are saying that her new husband, Tom, was having an affair with Anna. Could Tom have been involved with...
What has Beth's girlfriend ordered in the plainest, squarest, most non-descript parcel? It certainly isn't books. No-one shuffles that frantically to hide books when you come in unexpectedly.
And what would any right-minded person do when they opened the kitchen drawer to check what had been hidden? But right-minded isn't a term that's often applied to Beth.
The Dildo in the Kitchen Drawer is a short story of paranoia, slippery fingers and recalcitrant dogs.
Silverbrook is renowned as a city of intrigue. Quiet days are few and far between and everyone has a tale to tell!
Orphaned at a young age, Ewyn is a thief by necessity. After his sister falls ill, a rash act leaves him in the cruel hands of Lord Ravensworth. Condemned to an inescapable prison, can Ewyn use his talents to free himself and return to his sister in time?
â€˜Ewyn: A Thiefâ€™s Fortuneâ€™ is one of ten...
The Lift is a stand alone Eddie Collins story of about 30 pages.
CSI Eddie Collins embarks on another ordinary day. But the people he meets in a lift prove that you should never make assumptions, never let preconceptions sway your judgement. And never let down your guard.
When the Romans invaded Britain in the 1st century, the warrior Queen of the Iceni led a rebellion that would see London burned to the ground and shake the powerful Empire to its core. Against a backdrop of druid sacrifice and superstition, Boudicca's eldest daughter Ralla tells a brutal story of Roman revenge. Yet there is love in the darkest of times.
Allena has always struggled to get her life on track. And, true to form, on a trip to Ireland she is distracted by a beautiful ancient pendant and a strange storm leaves her stranded on a distant island.
Allena is forced to take shelter with her rescuer: the rugged and surly Conal. But Conal is horrified to see Allena wearing the pendant - a sign that fate is catching up with him. He fights it at every turn, but the enchanting Allena alters his life in ways he never thought possible.
A freak lightning storm unleashes its energy on Central Florida. Bolts of lightning crash to the ground. Torrential rain soaks everything within seconds. And the power goes out, casting Beth and Donovanâ€™s apartment into darkness. Beth is already on edge after receiving a menacing phone call several months ago, and this storm doesnâ€™t help with her nerves...
In the stunning title story 'Strange Highways', a failed author returns to his hometown after many years to attend his father's funeral, only to find himself suddenly and inexplicably thrust back through time to relive a traumatic event from his past.
One rain-swept Sunday night when he was twenty years old, on his way back to college after a weekend with his family, Joey Shannon took the wrong highway - and from that moment, nothing ever went right for him again. Now...
Eve Dallas' latest case is starting off a little more bizarre than usual - a police sketch of a killer based on eye-witness testimony reveals he has green skin, swollen red eyes, goblin ears, and a dislocated jaw-structure that defies the human form. Is it a mask? Is it make-up? Or is the explanation more sinister?
Dallas faces off against multiple suspects - all of them students of medicine capable of precisely slicing the ears, noses, and eyes of the three victims. But who had...