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Dirty Old Town (And Other Stories) by nigel bird

Dirty Old Town
(And Other Stories)

by Nigel Bird

'A fantastic writer.' Donald Ray Pollock

DIRTY OLD TOWN is the debut collection from the prize-winning writer Nigel Bird. His brilliantly observed slices of life allow us to visit places we may not normally choose to enter and to walk a few miles in the shoes of others.

Though his tales have darkness at their core, they are also full of a heart and spirit that one rarely finds in the world or ‘noir' or ‘crime-writing'.

There are 9 stories here: Drinking Wine (Spo-Dee-Oh-Dee); Dirty... read more

Drawn In: The Art Collector (Italy) by Nigel Bird

Drawn In: The Art Collector
(Italy)

by Nigel Bird

When Natalie Swift meets a street artist who collects souls, the chance of seeing her dead ex-boyfriend again proves difficult to resist.

Drawn In is a thrilling tale that follows what happens when mere mortals start meddling with the natural order of the universe. For all of the characters involved, this story really is a matter of life and death.

How To Choose A Sweetheart by Nigel Bird

How To Choose A Sweetheart

by Nigel Bird

Single mother Cath is the ray of sunshine Max has been looking for to brighten up his life. When she pins up an advert in his bookstore seeking a piano teacher for her daughter, Alice, Max sees the opportunity he's been waiting for. Within a short space of time he secures the position as Alice's piano teacher and can only see one problem on the horizon – he can't play the piano.

Hymn From A Village by Nigel Bird

Hymn From A Village

by Nigel Bird

Nigel Bird and his stories have appeared in so many places that it's about time the best of them were brought together in one collection.

His work has also received so much praise that this collection should be a must for the fan of the short story, particularly those fans with a taste for noir, crime or unusual fiction.

Praise for his work and, indeed, for some of the stories collected here includes:

'A tremendous writer.' Donald Ray Pollock (The Devil All The...

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In Loco Parentis by Nigel Bird

In Loco Parentis

by Nigel Bird

SMOKE - 'Grim, but really good.' Ian Rankin

DIRTY OLD TOWN - 'A rare talent.' Allan Guthrie

IN LOCO PARENTIS - 'In Local Parentis is terrific, start to finish.' Charlie Stella

IN LOCO PARENTIS is the debut novel of the prize-winning author of the critically acclaimed Dirty Old Town (And Other Stories).

Joe Campion is the kind of teacher that any child would want for their class.

He's also the kind of teacher that... read more

Let It Snow by Nigel Bird

Let It Snow

by Nigel Bird

Record snowfall has created chaos within the police department. An officer is killed in the line of duty, there's a brutal slaying at the zoo and a store is robbed by a mannequin.

It’s going to be one hell of a Christmas.

Mr Suit (Killer Kindle) by Nigel Bird

Mr Suit
(Killer Kindle)

by Nigel Bird

'A tremendous writer.' Donald Ray Pollock

'A rare talent.' Allan Guthrie

Liza is at the end of her tether. The only way she can see out of her situation is to turn to her husband's ex-boss, the gangster Mr Suit, for help.

In doing so, she sets in motion a chain of events that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat from beginning to end.

The latest in the series of tremendous work from the author of DIRTY OLD TOWN (AND OTHER STORIES); IN LOCO PARENTIS; and SMOKE who is also the... read more

Sleeps With The Fishes by Nigel Bird

Sleeps With The Fishes

by Nigel Bird

This short story is a reminder that we should all be vigilant when it comes to politics. We need to ensure that the more sinister aspects of humanity don't rise to the surface and take over.

History has many lessons from which we need to have learned. Take, as an example, the liberating words of Anne Frank...

Smoke by Nigel Bird

Smoke

by Nigel Bird

"Grim, but really good" Ian Rankin Carlo Salvino returns home missing an arm and a leg. He's keen to win back the affections of his teenage girlfriend and mother of his child. If he can take his revenge on the Ramsays, so much the better. The Ramsay brothers are keen to move up in the world and get the hell out of town. They gather all their hopes in one basket, 'The Scottish Open' dog-fighting tournament. In Leo they have the animal to win it; all they need to...

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Southsiders by Nigel Bird

Southsiders

by Nigel Bird

Jesse Spalding wakes up one morning to find both his parents gone. And he can't tell anyone or he'll be taken into care.

As time passes and bills need paying, all Jesse can rely on are his wits, his friend Archie and his dad's 1950s record collection.

This is a powerful tale in which a father and his son are pushed to their limits as they struggle against the odds in the darker shadows of two of Britain's capital cities.

Southsiders - By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Jesse Garon Book 3) by Nigel Bird

Southsiders - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
(Jesse Garon Book 3)

by Nigel Bird

Two Edinburgh PhD students head to the Phoenix Festival to sell legal highs. When a friend discovers that their Horn-E pills are poison, he faces a race against the clock to make sure that nobody comes to any harm.

To complicate matters, the drugs were paid for with a loan from Edinburgh's infamous Tony Fish. If they don't have the cash to straighten their debt, there'll be nowhere for them to hide.

Southsiders - Jailhouse Rock: Jesse Garon #2 by Nigel Bird

Southsiders - Jailhouse Rock: Jesse Garon #2

by Nigel Bird

It doesn't take long for Ray Spalding to realise that prison is nothing like an Elvis Presley movie. Fortunately, Danny Boy Floyd has a plan. Ray's son, however, doesn't think it's such a good idea.

Southsiders: Jailhouse Rock by Nigel Bird

Southsiders: Jailhouse Rock

by Nigel Bird

It doesn't take long for Ray Spalding to realise that prison is nothing like an Elvis Presley movie. Danny Boy thinks he can break Ray free and reunite father and son.

Ray's son, Jesse, isn't so sure.

The Shallows by Nigel Bird

The Shallows

by Nigel Bird

Lieutenant Bradley Heap has gone AWOL and taken along his wife and son. They're managing to cope until a chance encounter with a gang of drug dealers turns their world upside down.

With no money and no contacts, the Heaps are forced underground. It's a tough path they've chosen, but they can cope with anything as long as they stay together.

Off the KUF Volume 1 by H.K. Abell, Andrew Barrett, Helena Hann-Basquiat, Jessica B. Bell, Nigel Bird, Michael Brookes, Anna Faversham, George Hamilton, John Gregory Hancock, Jennifer Hanning, David Haynes, Rick Haynes, Jonathan Hill, Sibel Hodge, K.M. Knight, Ken Magee, Kath Middleton, Cecilia Peartree, Lexi Revellian, Rosen Trevithick, David Wailing, Louise Warman, Lynda Wilcox, Andrew Craig William, Wrightwell

Off the KUF Volume 1

by Anna Faversham, George Hamilton, Kath Middleton, Ken Magee, Rosen Trevithick, H.K. Abell, Andrew Barrett, Helena Hann-Basquiat, Jessica B. Bell, Nigel Bird, Michael Brookes, John Gregory Hancock, Jennifer Hanning, David Haynes, Rick Haynes, Jonathan Hill, Sibel Hodge, K.M. Knight, Cecilia Peartree, Lexi Revellian, David Wailing, Louise Warman, Lynda Wilcox, Andrew Craig William, Wrightwell

Off the KUF Volume 1 is an anthology of short fiction, guaranteed to appeal to readers of all genres! Whether you're a fan of mysteries, thrillers, historicals, romance, humour, literary fiction, horror or science fiction, Off the KUF will keep you entertained.

Volume 1 brings together 30 quality stories by 25 highly talented authors. Some will be well-known to fans of the indie fiction scene, while others will be new discoveries....

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