Books & Stories

Summer Nights – Detective Lena Franke Book 2 (A Scandinavian Crime novel)

A serial killer in a peaceful suburb

A terrifying room buried in time

Lena Franke must find both to stop the murderer, but the hunt might cost Lena her life – or her sanity…

When two people are murdered in a normally sleepy, peaceful suburb, Lena Franke is roped in to find the killer, even though many consider Lena a liability.

There is no apparent motive, witnesses, or trace – but a discovery near the house turns the case into a baffling mystery. And the murderer is only getting started.

Along with her conservative, procedural colleague, Lena races across Western Stockholm in search of clues, but her hunt for answers reveals an enigma larger than anyone expects.

Before long, she realises that even the most idyllic places can hide dark secrets, some of which might push Lena over the edge.

Because some people will do anything to make sure the past stays quiet – and Lena begins to suspect that the murderer might not be her greatest concern…

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Siren Song - A Scandinavian Crime NovelSiren Song – Detective Lena Franke Book 1 (A Scandinavian Crime novel)

A man hunting his girlfriend’s murderer.

A desperate soul trapped in hell.

A detective trying to find them all – before her past destroys her.

John’s girlfriend is brutally murdered moments before he arrives at her flat in a Stockholm suburb. The killer flees into the blizzard and leaves John behind, stricken by grief and denial.

But instead of breaking John, the shock cuts his soul apart.

One part of him remains conscious and goes on a ruthless, calculated manhunt unlike anything the police has ever seen.

At the same time, another part of John plummets into a private hell, which he and an enigmatic guide desperately try to escape.

Because John’s waking self is bent on revenge – and will soon become a murderer too.

Meanwhile, Detective Lena Franke is racing after John, but she finds more questions than answers as she tracks him through Stockholm’s streets.

And Lena’s sanity hinges on this mission: burdened by a dark past, her chance for redemption rests with saving John – if she can find him before she falls apart, or John is truly lost.

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Southbound – An SF thriller in a dystopian Scandinavia

A hunted scientist with the key to saving thousands of lives.

A secret from beyond the grave.

And a faceless enemy closing in.

The year is 2045, and all is not well. Hunger plagues Earth after a catastrophic change to the atmosphere. Synthetic food companies fight over the market. Organised crime flourishes. Cancer is rampant.

In a Swedish town, Claes is burying himself in his scientific research to cope with the unsolved murder of his wife.

Late one night, he makes a stunning discovery that can save thousands of human lives – and immediately makes him the target of merciless hitmen hired by an unknown enemy.

But he soon finds that his adversaries are more dangerous – and his wife’s death far more strange – than he ever could have imagined…

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Short stories – Collection

Short Cuts – Collected Short Stories Vol 1

Features the following stories:

Ghost of Past and Present
A man flees the city for a childhood beach, where he discovers lost and precious memories – but his memories prove more dangerous that he could have imagined.

Sessions
Lars’s deceased wife is stuck in an afterlife he never expected – but can he let her go?

Once upon a time in Peter’s Special Book
In a treasured storybook, an invincible – or so he would like to think – hero faces challenges beyond his narrative.

Fight and Flight
In Kyoto, a businessman and a despairing samurai face overwhelming challenges. They are separated by centuries, but joined by ancestry and a mutual watershed moment.

The Perfect Hit
In a busy train station, a frustrated hitman is running late for the shot of his target’s life.

The Diary of Emma Anderson
A wounded WW1 soldier arrives at night to a remote New Zeeland spa, a world away from the raging combat – but the battlefield will not give up its claims so easily.

A London Night Shift
On the London Underground, a librarian with a side interest in vampires debates with a group of youths – but his spontaneous lecture has unexpected consequences.

This collection features stories that vary greatly in setting and tone, but they are knit together by a common theme: They’re less about what you see around you, and more about what goes on when you’re not looking.

Some stories are projected into the future; some rest in the past. Some tales dwell in light, whimsical and upbeat places; others hide in deeper, darker waters. You will meet businessmen, hitmen, ghosts, lovers and a certain breed of well-known fanged beings. Hopefully, you will meet them in a new light.

These stories are all about people. They are about what drives us, what haunts us, and what makes us start when something in the night goes bump – or even speaks out loud.

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Individual short stories

next one in lineNext One in Line (Short Story)

Frank, a high-profile gangster, is lost. His suit is ruined, he is surrounded by whingeing fools, and he’s stuck in a seemingly never-ending queue.

Unless he is wrong, he is also quite dead. And maybe about to face judgement.

But Frank is a professional survivor. He gets what he wants and deserves. So far, no one has stopped him.

And being in Hell changes nothing…

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Ghost of Past and Present (Short Story)

A man flees the city for a childhood beach, where he discovers lost and precious memories – but his memories prove more dangerous that he could have imagined.

Available from Amazon as Kindle eBook


The Perfect Hit (Short Story)

In a busy downtown train station, a troubled woman leaves her morning train to walk to her job.

Hunting her from the shadows is a legendary but currently fuming and frustrated hitman, who is running late for the shot of his target’s life.

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The Diary of Emma Anderson (Short Story)

During a stormy winder’s night, a wounded WW1 soldier arrives at a remote New Zeeland spa. The refuge is a world away from the raging combat – but the battlefield will not give up its claims so easily.

Available from Amazon as Kindle eBook


Sessions (Short Story)

Lars’s deceased wife is stuck in an afterlife neither of them expected – but can he let her go?

Available from Amazon as Kindle eBook


A London Night Shift (Short Story)

On the London Underground, a librarian with a side interest in vampire myth debates with a group heading for a night out on town – but his spontaneous lecture has unexpected consequences.

Available from Amazon as Kindle eBook


Once Upon a Time in Peter’s Special Book (Short Story)

In a treasured storybook, an invincible – or so he would like to think – hero faces challenges beyond his narrative.

Available from Amazon as Kindle eBook


Fight and Flight (Short Story)

In Kyoto, a modern-day businessman and a despairing samurai are separated by centuries but joined by ancestry and a mutual watershed moment.

Available from Amazon as Kindle eBook

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