Short Stories

CRIME SHORTS: An e-book series

So many people commute, so many are stuck in airports. Short stories of around 5000 – 7000 words suit these readers very well. Crime fiction engages the attention without murdering the mind.  I’ve aimed at something thought-provoking. I am building up a series that will be published in one volume

Number 1:  A boy with potential

What was the choirboy’s sinister find? 10 year-old Jake can’t tell police anything about it, although the Children’s Home say he’s the cleverest boy there. What does he really know?

Is his destructive past a threat to Jake’s future, or anyone else’s?

A whydunit rather than whodunit with an unreliable narrator.

C.R.Putsche, Austria. “This is an outstanding short story that I managed to devour in just one sitting. Rarely does an author so courageously expose truths, realities and day-to-day struggles of a boy who finds it difficult to fit in to society.”

Number 2. Homed

A boy is settling into his home. Again. There seem to be unusual problems. Is this a crime waiting to happen, or has one already occurred?

“This wonderful little tale leaves me, as it should, with loads of questions and a very eerie feeling. This is a brief, read, and a very good one that’ll have me thinking for a long time. Highly recommended.” Amazon reviewer

Number 3.  Not Her Fault

Let’s have a girl this time. The previous two were boys.

A news analysis of an horrific crime makes a woman sick. she’s obsessed with this crime although she never knew the place or the people. Does it remind of an incident from her childhood?

How far can a small girl be held responsible for future events?

MORE SINS COMING YOUR WAY . . . in future Crime Shorts