Undercover: Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon
I’m excited to announce that I shall be publishing a collection of crime short stories before Christmas 2018 – date to be confirmed – called Undercover: Crime Shorts – which will be published by Plaisted Publishing House.
To date, I’ve been published in 15 anthologies, several online magazines and newsletters, as well as co-authoring Only One Woman with Christina Jones, but this collection is my first outing in my own right and I am so excited about it.
Undercover: Crime Shorts features a few stories which have been published in the past as well as some written especially for this book. I hope it will be enjoyed by readers who have supported me so enthusiastically to date and I hope to follow this collection of stories with another in the New Year.
Most of these stories are female-driven and are told from the female perspective. I am known for having a twist (or two) in my stories and these are no exception. Nothing is what it appears to be. If you enjoy a good yarn and an exciting read this collection is for you.
There is a taster at the end of the book for my crime/thriller, Ms Birdsong Investigates – the first book in a series – which I hope whets your appetite in anticipation of the series I hope to complete in 2019.
Ms Birdsong Investigates features 40 something former MI5 Officer, Lavinia Birdsong, who lost her dream job with Britain’s Security Service when a joint operation with MI6 and her then lover, Michael Dante, goes horribly wrong. She got ‘voluntary retirement’ to keep her pension, and he got Moscow. Settling into the Vale of the White Horse in Oxfordshire she dreams of being accepted back into the fold, of regaining her position and returning to London, and when a young woman goes missing she sees her chance. However, she never imagined that a missing woman would lead her to the Russian Mafia and people trafficking, Ukrainian drug and gun runners or murder. Her dreams were coming true…
I do hope you will keep an eye out for more information about Undercover: Crime Shorts. It will be published in Paperback and e-book (available on most digital platforms).
Ms Birdsong Investigates should be available in mid-2019 – I am writing as fast as I can
BETA Readers Wanted
News from Greg Smith (Author of our Serial Lex Talionis)
For several years now I have been working intermittently on a 2-book historical fiction collection (my first foray into this genre). I have almost completed the first rewrite of Book One and desperately need Beta Readers to look it over for me.
An Australian is given, for his 21st, various items passed on down through the centuries and protected by those relations on his mother’s side. One of these is a diary. At the same time he learns of a sister he never knew he had. Together they set out to research the authenticity of the artifacts, particularly the diary that is purported to belong to a legendary figure long thought to be only fictional. The Aussie discovers he is linked by DNA to this character. At the same time there are those after the treasure thought to also belong to the legend. The ramifications on a country’s history and the followers and believers of the legend stand to be altered forever.
Greg can be contacted here: Greg Smith email@example.com
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