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Sometimes cases are anything but straightforward…

A pair of shoes at the side of the road, how weird can that be?

Newcastle Detective Inspector Jonah Kirby, called ‘old school’ by his junior colleagues ends up with the cases other officers don’t like to handle, the weird ones.  When a young girl is reported missing Kirby investigates.  All he has to go on is the pair of shoes.  It’s only been a few hours, but to Kirby it doesn’t feel right and in his experience things not feeling right often lead to things not being right.

He’s confronted on the street by a grey cardigan wearing, elderly lady, who’s eyes hold more history than the local library.  She tells him to visit local shopkeeper Harold Longcoat.  Little does Kirby realise that his weirdness scale – weird, very weird and extremely weird – will soon need extending.

The first three chapters of Inspector Kirby and Harold Longcoat

Two more Inspector Kirby books to enjoy

The first three chapters of Brexitus 

The first three chapters of Secret Garden


Free….For a free copy of Dancing with the Devil, my collection of thirteen science fiction and fantasy short stories of the weird and wonderful just click on the tab below

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The novella prequel to Bleak – the story of a shapeshifter  

“If you like hard sci-fi, battles, intrigue, a touch of romance, space opera and intelligently written speculative fiction, then this is the book for you.”

Amazon link:  ‘Bleak – The first mission’.