At a loose end, gentleman-swindler Mr Collin is drawn into spending an evening in Hamburg's underworld by a Russian Grand Duke in disguise - but his new friend delights in sailing close to the wind. From the elegant night club Papillon de Nuit to an illegal gambling den, can Mr Collin keep their necks and their pocketbooks intact? Frank Heller was the pseudonym of Gunnar Serner, who was the first... [click here for more]
The entire future of Sweytian/Mugdaran relations rests on one man's shoulders. That one man, Jake Kavaliro, would really like nothing more than to retire. Unfortunately, while on his last patrol he encounters a Mugdaran determined to restart a war that ended decades before. Now Jake – who's never been known for his skill at diplomacy – has to go and explain what transpired to the Mugdaran... [click here for more]
Judgment Day & Other White Lies is a short fiction collection that deconstructs whiteness by retelling versions of Greek, Roman, and Christian myths, concepts, and characters through a contemporary lens that reads whiteness into history as a force of destruction for white characters (in addition to those they oppress).
From an alternative biblical Genesis about apes having... [click here for more]
Years ago, Standish Fiske reigned as the one and only king of Manhattan. Now he is deposed, under house arrest, and seemingly the only one who remembers his past glories.
At least, that's what he thought until he notices a series of attacks on areas tied to his past. Someone, it seems, is trying to send him a message, but he doesn't know who--or what the message might be. To find out, he'll need... [click here for more]
When a counterfeiting ring rocks London, the trail leads to a curiosity shop and a professor offering a treatment for 'absent-minded gentlemen' - but can Detective Kenyon get to the bottom of the clever scheme? A FREE Scandinavian Mystery Classic short story! ... [click here for more]
In this classic golden age short story, a shipping case disappears - but this is a case containing £100,000 in gold bullion, sealed with the seal of the Bank of England and shipped in the custody of a trustworthy captain. How can it vanish from on board a ship? Frank Heller was the pseudonym of Gunnar Serner, who was the first internationally famous Swedish crime writer. The son of a clergyman,... [click here for more]
It's Thanksgiving Day and Josh Katzen finds himself just off the coast of Turkey aboard the Diogenes, the converted minesweeper used as a dive platform for underwater archaeology. All is not well in the kitchen because the Turkish cook couldn't find pecans for the pecan pie. Trying to escape the volatile kitchen atmosphere, Josh hitches a ride into the city of Bodrum in search of a peaceful breakfast... [click here for more]
In my collection The New Death and others, I published several poems which were based on public domain fantasy stories.
I thought some people might be interested in reading the original stories. This free ebook brings them together in a single document. ... [click here for more]
A Tale of Weird Wars Rome
Gladiator Magnus Bos remembers little before the fight with the strange gray beast of Aegyptus. Some say that battle left him addled, simple…even dumb. But it also left the Thracian without fear. Perhaps this is why the slave is purchased by a strange cabal and taken to a cursed village on a distant isle–and the strangest arena of his life.
Note: This... [click here for more]