The Mystery of the Elusive Fitness Instructor

Rated 4.33/5 based on 3 reviews
Worn out from investigating the murder of her boss, Cynthia Hegarty opens a detective agency in the City. But she gets more than she bargained for - a customer!

Join Cynthia as she investigates the mysterious non-appearance of a very fit fitness instructor.

This is a short story.
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Price: Free! USD

Words: 2,260
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301670017
About Ita Ryan

I've always loved reading mysteries. It was probably inevitable that my first book would be a whodunnit. 'IT Can Be Dangerous' opens with a murder in a conventional London City office and explores what the startled body-discoverer did next.
I've been a computer programmer for years, so a programming office was the natural environment to set the book in.
OK, so, I was born in Dublin. I've lived in Ireland for most of my adult life except for a year in Sydney (the one in Australia) and two years working in the City in London.
I specialise in C++ real-time software development and, more recently, .NET.
I have a degree in Politics and Philosophy and a Masters in Applied Computing for Technologists.
I taught Creative Writing from 2010-2012. I've also taught computer courses.
There's a bit of a theme here....
In 'IT Can Be Dangerous' I got to marry my twin loves, programming and writing. Bliss. I put a lot of work into making the programming part all-but-invisible though so don't be scared... if you're a mystery fan, this is the book for you!

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Reviews

Review by: Wanda Hartzenberg on May 26, 2013 :
What a delightful tongue-in-the-cheek short story!
I enjoyed the writing style and sure will read what happened to Cynthia's boss! Thank you for acdeligtfull read!
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Review by: Geraldine Moorkens Byrne on Oct. 20, 2012 :
A smart, funny engaging mystery with a great protagonist in Cynthia. Well written with great humour and style, leaves you wanting more and more from the private investigator heroine. Thoroughly enjoyed. If this is a sample of Ms Ryan's work I'd love to read a full novel with this heroine.
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Review by: Jen Cole on Oct. 20, 2012 :
This was a nice little mystery, albeit containing a few mysteries that perhaps weren't intended. The protagonist, Cynthia, introduces herself as someone who used to be a computer programmer until her boss was murdered. As she was to be a witness at the trial, she decided to exploit her newly acquired skills and become a detective (!?) How does being a witness to a crime turn you from a computer programmer to a detective I wonder.

Later on she is given a phone number of a kick boxer but when she calls with a job offer, the man claims to know nothing about kickboxing or the company that referred him. The logical assumption would have been that she'd been given the wrong number. Yet this never even occurred to her and she continued investigating on the assumption that the number was correct. Hmm, the computer programming's looking good, Cynthia.

However, apart from those two fairly minor glitches, I found the story overall to be a fun read, and enjoyed the bits of humour sprinkled throughout.

Note for the author: The text contained some random font size changes. It could have been my reader - I was using Adobe Digital Editions to view the epub version on my computer.
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