Darling Newspaper Press

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Darling Newspaper Press is a small Australian publisher owned and operated by Charles Bryce, pictured here. Authors include John Ivor (historical fiction), Bryce McBryce (short stories and humor) and Ann Morven (crime fiction).
Non-fiction books by Charles Bryce, a lifelong journalist,include a couple of memoirs (Bugles At Sunset, Gone To Bed), poetry (And Thou), and a history book used in many Western Australian schools, The Fabled Swan.

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Blood On The Wind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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You never know where murder will strike. This brilliant short whodunit first appeared 1993 in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Birthday Snakes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Hired to sing for a sultan, professional entertainer and amateur sleuth Sheil B. Wright is accused of stealing his priceless birthday jewels. To clear her name she must find the real thief, but an angry cobra has its own deadly agenda.
The Killing of Hamlet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,360. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Visiting folksinger Sheil B. Wright, hired to sing old ballads, witnesses a real murder on stage during the premiere of a newly discovered Shakespeare play. The English village audience, however, see Sheil as the killer. To clear her name she must challenge hi-tech forensics. After a second murder, Sheil finds a 400-year-old clue, and this makes her the killer's next target.
Reverend Rapist
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Price: Free! Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00)
Sentenced to hang in 1828 Scotland, Maggie, 9, discovers there are things worse than death.
Kill
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Price: Free! Words: 5,390. Language: British English. Published: June 26, 2012 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00)
Brilliant swordsman and heroic in stature, young Jeremy has only one weakness as he faces his greatest challenge. He is a coward.
That Lovely Feeling
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00)
Love and murder, both passionate pursuits, share a jungle retreat for millionaires. In this tangled habitat of lust and fear, cash-strapped Sheil (make ’em laugh) is hired to sing. She hunts for clues and herself falls prey. Whodunit diva Ann Morven's tease is more risqué than her usual. It is a scary tingle of delight, featuring her popular heavyweight chump of crime fiction.
Swamp Magic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
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Young woman trapped in a magic spell? It happens all the time in fairy tales; now, in this short story, author Ann Morven weaves her particular fancy around a global modern problem, the extinction of rare species. In this light-hearted romp, magic twists unpredictable spells, yet isn’t love itself the greatest magic?
The Widow's Golden Weeds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.00)
Everybody praised Marjorie’s gourmet wonder, yet her closest neighbour was determined to destroy it. Not just a short story, Ann Morven's delightful narrative includes the bonus of some delicious dandelion recipes.
Kill Him Sweetly
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Christmas ain't happy when you're next target of an unknown killer. This award winning short-story of 3240 words is by the whodunit diva Ann Morven.
Look In The Well
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.00)
A young couple with children buy a house at suspiciously low price. The ghostly urgings that follow could not be denied. An old well can hold all manner of things. In this creepy yarn, the suspense is well written, the denouement amusing, and the final twist a chilling horror. Ann Morven knows how to grip from her very first sentence.
Luckless Liz And The Lotto Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(2.00)
Most people agree that superstitions are silly, yet those same people think twice about flouting them! In this light-hearted family tale, author Ann Morven captures the instincts and frustrations that motivate all mums, and there’s an end twist that inspires. This tale is short and sweet, yet could well charm your own vital goodluck.


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