The Quick Brown Fox

The paper jutted halfway out of the typewriter, four words black in the moon light: THE QUICK BROWN FOX At least this time, Daniel thought, he had managed four of his own words. He sat there, in the gloom, looking at it. The sleek grey metal body looked darker in the moonlight, and the white […]

The Killer, Unmasked (If, Never part 3)

This is the third part in a trilogy. If you haven’t read them yet, then I recommend reading “If, Never” and “Jenkins Is The Problem” first… “What’s this?” Eric asked, looking through the recent photos. Lusha looked away from her canvas and back at the screen. “Hmm?” she pondered. “Looks like the building over the […]

Jenkins Is The Problem (If, Never part 2)

This week’s story is a sort-of sequel to last week’s story – If, Never. You might want to read that first… Francesca arrives at the office at half past seven. She is, if anything, slightly later than usual; as if she needed a traffic jam, today of all days. She opens the door to the […]

If, Never

I caught the bus at quarter to seven, as I normally do. It’s the usual grey route to work. Grey tower blocks, grey concrete walls, grey gardens, grey weather. And then we get to the first stop, and on she gets. I think her name is Jennifer: that is, I hope it is. She’s tall, […]

Jack House – Murder Not Proven?

Having rattled through this in just over – ooh, 31 years – I thought I’d just quickly write about it. The reason it took me 31 years to read is simple. In 1984 the BBC adapted it into a series. I watched, absolutely fascinated (coming from a family of fans of Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, […]