John Eider

Biography

My pen name is John Eider. I work full time and write at evenings and weekends.

I've been writing for several years now; a mental magpie, I change genre a lot, most recently writing an office drama, detective fiction and adventures. I have five books on Smashwords:

Psychological Thriller
– The Winter Sickness

Office/Personal Drama
– Playing Truant

Detective Novels
– Late of the Payroll
– Not a Very Nice Woman

Alternative Future/Adventure
– The Night the Lights Went Out

I write because I have characters, scenes and stories on my mind, and need a stage for them to play on. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Where to find John Eider online

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Books

The Winter Sickness
Price: Free! Words: 80,150. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The mountain town of Stove has a secret - that each winter its teenagers are racked with a sickness - fever, anguish, manic behaviour. It is the job of the town’s Special Deputies to contain these wild, hurting youngsters. Toby is one such Special Deputy. He survived the Winter Sickness as a boy, and now returns each year to help the current sufferers. But at what cost to himself?
Playing Truant
Price: Free! Words: 47,830. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A group of office workers are in town for a conference... only, one of them can't go in. What follows is a journey through the town and into the night, and through the worlds of their friendships, their relationships, their hopes, and ultimately why they work at all.
The Night the Lights Went Out
Price: Free! Words: 78,750. Language: British English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.50)
A freak electrical storm sweeps over Britain, knocking out power lines in its wake. Without the National Grid, Britain is in left in the dark – no lights, no heat, no electricity... From among the British refugees now scattered across northern France, a young soldier is recruited for a mission that takes him back home, to find a Britain at once recognisable and massively altered.
Not a Very Nice Woman
Price: Free! Words: 76,240. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(3.00)
A woman is found dead in her room at the care home she lived in, strangled and left lying on her Chinese rug. The death is motiveless, the room otherwise untouched, expensive objects left unstolen; meanwhile, even the fellow residents admit their friend's life was largely a mystery to them, with "decades left unaccounted for". It is left to the detectives to solve her mystery.
Late of the Payroll
Price: Free! Words: 99,020. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00)
*** New version, newly proof-read *** The town of Southney is already rife with rumours of industrial unrest at its largest employer, before a man goes missing on the day he was running the firm's payroll. The search for him leads the detectives to uncover other secrets, find links to a previous missing persons case, and ultimately sees the town's worst fears realised.

John Eider’s tag cloud

adventure    alternative future    britain    colleagues    conspiracy    crime    detective    disaster    electrical storm    family    family history    hometown    illness    missing person    murder    office    police    secret    small town    soldier    teenage    the past    work    workmates    younger hopes