Dark Minds!

Dark Minds... Coming Soon!

Dark Minds

I'm thrilled to say that my short story The Sydney Dahlia will be included in the first volume of the charity anthology, Dark Minds (ed. by Betsy Reavley) to be published in mid-December.

Due to the amazing generosity of the authors, and the hard work of Betsy and her team at Bloodhound Books, there'll be an impressive thirty-nine stories in this first collection by crime and dark fiction authors, including some 'big' names such as  L ucy V Hay, Paul D BrazillM A Comley, and Alex Shaw, to name but a few. And, of course, yours truly.

All proceeds from the book are being donated to Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care in the UK. It's an excellent cause and one I'm happy to be associated with.

Publication is expected in early December, and I'll post a link to where you can buy it at that time. There'll also be an audio-book version!

1. Ten Green Bottles — B A Morton
2. London's Crawling — Emma Pullar
3. The Shoes Maketh The Man — Louise Jensen
4. Never tell a Lie — Tara Lyons
5. A Christmas Killing — Richard T Burke
6. By the Water — Betsy Reavley
7. A Cup Of Cold Coffee And A Slice Of Life — Tony R. Cox
8. Slow Roast Pork — S.E.Lynes
9. A Lawful Killing — Ross Greenwood
10. Sticky Fingers — JT Lawrence
11. You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger — Ron Nicholson
12. The Wages Of Sin — Lisa Hall
13. Hidden — KA Richardson
14. The Sydney Dahlia — A.J.Sendall
15. Pop Dead - The Pension Papers — Pete Adams
16. The Sins of Muriel McGarry — A.S.King
17. The Shepherd's Bothy — L J Ross
18. Life After Life — Paul D Brazill
19. The Smallest Acorn — April Taylor
20. An Onion — Joel Hames
21. I've Gone — Anita Waller
22. The Bridge — Simon Maltman
23. The Moth In The Jar — Jim Ody
24. Jimmy Jimmy — Steven Dunne
25. Be Careful What You Wish For — Peter Best
26. My Own Eggsecutioner — Tess Makovesky
27. One Last Job — Alex Walters
28. A Stranger's Eyes — Paul Gitsham
29. Dangerous Actions — M.A.Comley
30. Captive — Stephen Edger
31. Left Behind — Nick Jackson
32. Horror — Roz White
33. Mary and Joseph — David Evans
34. Love You To Death — Lucy V Hay
35. Fastball — Alex Shaw
36. The Retreat — Jane E. James
37. Out of Retirement — Mark L. Fowler
38. Don't go to Marsh Town, Johnny Ray! — Charlie Flowers & Hannah Haq
39. Everything Comes — B.A. Steadman

Until next time, happy reading.

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Author: A.J.

I have written as far back as I can recall. Until 2011, that writing was just for me, or as rambling letters to friends and travelogues to the family. I never thought about why, or if others did similarly, and the thought of publishing never entered my head. Since I left England in 1979, I have been collecting experiences, people, and places. From the blood-soaked streets of Kampala, the polluted dust bowls of the Sahara, or the pristine ice floes of the Antarctic, I have gathered and filed them away. Some have recently squeezed through the bars of insecurity and are now at large in the pages of my first three novels. Others await their future fates.

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