Murder At Metathesis Mansion
Apr04

Murder At Metathesis Mansion

Well, this is luxury. I’m in the back seat of a car appreciating the fine stitching on the initials “H.W.” emboridered into the leather, and I’m taking in a view of the countryside just outside the city. It’s raining, but then it’s always raining. Still, trees make a nice change from grey buildings and flickering lights even though I’m not sure I could stand it for long. “Penny for your...

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Causal And Effects
Jan14

Causal And Effects

“Jehovah’s Witnesses?” The couple turned their heads and looked at one another, she glancing down and he staring up on account of their relevant heights. A quizzical look passed between them and they turned slowly back towards James. “Not Jehovah’s Witnesses then,” said James who prided himself on his quick uptake but mostly wanted to break the uneasy silence. “No,” said the woman,...

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Frogs Everywhere
Dec22

Frogs Everywhere

There were frogs everywhere. Of the carpet there could be seen not one inch and the amphibians also adorned the three piece suite, curtains, photos, nested tables, television stand, and mantelpiece. Tens of thousands of eyelids opened and closed at regular intervals and a small number of the many creatures shifted or squirmed over neighbours but there was an otherwise strange stillness to the room. “There are frogs...

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Justifiable Homicide
Aug31

Justifiable Homicide

“Would you like a cup of tea?” “No.” “Okay, well then… why don’t you start? Take us back to that morning.” “We went for a walk.” “Your wife and you?” “Yes.” “Just the two of you?” “Yes.” “Carry on.” “I picked up my camera bag and we left the house. We went for a walk. I photographed a few things.”...

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Doctor Maniac’s Meeting
Aug07

Doctor Maniac’s Meeting

“Gentlemen, thank you for coming today. Such a prestigious group of the world’s greatest criminal masterminds the world has truly never seen, nor shall it ever with our skill at evading the law. Most of you are probably wondering why I’ve asked you all to this meeting and why I’ve insisted on such secrecy and I… the chair recognises Wan Tring of the Hong Kong triads.” “Thank you Doctor Maniac....

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The Jewish Invention
Jun28

The Jewish Invention

So, you want to know about my incredible invention and how it affects every Jewish person on the planet, yes? Very well. But where to begin? I’m drawn to Poland in the early 1960s. You might not think it would be a hip and happening place – certainly nowhere near, say, London – but there were places you could go and things you could do that put London in the shade. In a sense, almost quite literally so, since it was...

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