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If at first......" By Harry Downey
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“If at first” is about George Urquart. George is a middle-aged man on the edge of madness, living a dull, uneventful life married to Margaret. He thinks his wife should be disposed of... More > – basically because she bores him. He plans her murder – meticulously and dispassionately just as he would have planned D Day if his hero, Winston Churchill, had told him to do it. Obsessed by all things military – his office nickname is ‘Monty’ – his planning is given extra impetus when he falls for Joyce, a clerk in a local bank. Plan B now has a dual aim – to kill Margaret and to set up home with Joyce. All his scheming begin to go awry when his wife buys a lottery ticket that wins over five million pounds. As things begin to fall apart George needs to rethink and the presence of Churchill himself in his living room encourages him to make more plans.< Less
Tie a yellow ribbon. By Harry Downey
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Tom Hackett isn’t a criminal. Not as he sees it. To himself he’s a man who lives on his wits, and if what he does is not strictly honest – well, so what if no-one gets hurt? After... More > all, it's only money. From being a night club bouncer, he becomes the personal driver to Declan Corrigan, a London gang boss. He steals £50,000 from Corrigan and so signs his own death warrant. On the run he comes across the challenge of two rich and elderly old men – identical twins who do not know which of them is the older. Hackett is able to enlighten them – at a price, of course. Then ex D.I Johnson comes on the scene.< Less
Tiime for a short? By Harry Downey
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Here you meet special people. Like Charlie Jordan, inventor of a time machine that helps David Beckham find a lost ring, the top scientist who remembers the day a call came from outer space –... More > but no-one took the message, and Big Mac, who has his once in a lifetime day. They’re all here. Then there’s the baffling tale of the famous TV writer – murdered when he is alone in his study. Then there are ordinary folks, like Ruth, who thinks, just for a moment, she may have found late-flowering romance in Benidorm, or the Johnsons – a couple among the first to be affected by the Government’s new scheme for the over seventies. Then the man down in the park who sees Laurel and Hardy when (almost) everyone else sees Martin and Jack. And the chap who has a very special dog that saves him money. Each of these stories has been published before in the UK’s small press magazines or online. They are all together in one volume for the first time in a reprinted version with two extra tales included.< Less
The biter bit and other tales By Harry Downey
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In this book there are 20 short stories, 2 pieces of flash fiction and an article on writing short fiction. This is the first time these have been published as a collection. Each item has been... More > previously published in the UK, either in a print magazine or online. The rule I have set myself is simple: – unless an editor has chosen something I have written for their own publication – it won’t appear in one of my collections. The stories in these pages include many characters with their own quirky ways. They either did things - or things happened to them - that are worth telling you about.< Less

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Genius Matters Genius Matters By Angela Maiers
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