Ruby Binns-Cagney


Ruby Binns-Cagney is a successful Indie Author who writes hard boiled fiction, and specialises in American police procedural-based crime thrillers, and introduced a new Homicide Detective to the genre:

Detective Finkel Macaulay is unlike any other NYPD Detective. She's a third-generation African-American woman, who has been through significant personal tragedy and trauma, and wears her battle scars well. (Her character is not based on a real NYPD Detective).

With accurate factual forensic details, autopsy details and realistic crimes, the "Detective Macaulay" series of books are proving to be popular.

Ruby has an impressive following on Twitter and Facebook, and has a website and blog for more details of her services.

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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first fictional short story book on paper aged sixteen. I showed it to my classmates, and told them to look out for it to be published.
Of the friends who read the book, they all said it was fantastic.
It gave me a real confidence boost.
It wasn't until much later in life that I got around to being a self-published Author due to extensive travel and career plans.
I gained certification as a Life and Relationship Coach, and write relationship self-help books alongside fiction.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in England. I lived near a library, and got into reading fiction books while attending college.
I enjoyed crime thrillers by Lawrence Block, James Patterson, and Patricia Cornwell, and it gave me an interest in Criminology and Psychology and I put it together from there.
After college I got interested in Forensic Science, and took my interests further into my book writing, which features crime scene investigations and forensic testing of evidence in homicides, based in New York City.
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Rock Star Die FBI Special Agent Benson Falle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,030. Language: German. Published: January 14, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Als Stuart Anderson in seinem native New York flog, gab es wenig Anzeichen, dass seine schillernde Karriere wollte Land abstürzen oder er wollte ermordet zu werden. Er war reich und berühmt, mit lieben, aufmerksamen Eltern und Freunde, die er anrufen kann. Er hatte die Unterstützung einer Band, die seiner "Familie" gewesen, da er ein Teenager war.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: German. Published: January 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
"Ich beschloss, den Namen Ellen Green verwenden. Es ist nicht der Name, ich bin geboren mit, aber es wird verstecken, wer ich wirklich bin... und was ich getan habe. " Ellen hatte einen Plan. Roberto war an Bord mit ihm. Sie wollten zusammen sein, unabhängig davon, was ihr Vater ihr Engagement mit Roberto fühlten.
Dead Drop
Series: The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,460. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Millionaire and Runway Model Riley Keefe is found dead at her residence in Long Island in this action-packed story. With Internal Affairs closing in on him over his brash style of law enforcement; Nick is prepared to fight to keep his sanity, his integrity, - and more importantly his will to live. Any other outcome could prove devastating to the FBI, NYPD and those he loves.
The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases Collection
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 110,930. Language: American English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Six homicide cases in one volume for the first time. The 'FBI Special Agent Benson Cases' is a collection of six action-packed, dark, disturbing, suspense-filled crime thrillers. Nick Benson battles with his ability to remain focussed on his work when he is faced with tremendous psychological pressure in his private life. A difficult life he shares with NYPD's Detective Finkel Macaulay.
Montauk Homicide
Series: The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,380. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Victor Brightmore’s dead body is found on the beach at Montauk Point. He has two silver quarters placed on each of his eyes and in his pocket the FBI find a copy of a faded map of Long Island.  The case takes a dark turn towards betrayal; and lands Nick with a murder mystery which he fears he cannot solve.
Robbery Homicide
Series: The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
NEW YORK. A series of home invasions have rocked the suburbs. FBI Special Agent Nick Benson heads a Taskforce set up to catch the suspects but they remain one step ahead of his efforts, which frustrates him. A planned raid on a suspect’s residence turns up dust. However, Nick is adamant that the suspect will resurface, and puts into action a tactic which keeps the suspect on edge.
Macaulay The Anthology
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 351,920. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The entire 'Detective Finkel Macaulay' series in one volume for the first time. Thrilling Homicide cases for NYPD's Detective Finkel Macaulay, ranging from serial killers, kidnapping and terrorism to human trafficking and extortion. Macaulay's romantic life ebbs and wanes as she tackles some of the most grisly homicide cases in her career.
Six Past Midnight
Series: The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: American English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Gregory Bakersfield is dead. Secrets and lies emerge after his murder which sheds light on subterfuge at Dewey Maitland and Patrick, the Law Firm who handled the sale of the Bakersfield Media Group. The players all reveal their hands at the showdown but the last man standing isn’t always the one who collects the pot.
Rock Star
Series: The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,780. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Stuart Anderson flew into his native New York, there were few signs that his dazzling career was about to crash land, or that he was about to be murdered. He was rich and famous, with loving, attentive parents, and friends who he could call on. He had the support of a band that had been his "family" since he was a teenager. FBI Special Agent Nick Benson has to unravel the mystery.
Series: The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,080. Language: American English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Two people are dead and it’s not even breakfast time. Janelle Morton is executed brutally, her body dismembered, only able to be identified by her dental records. For FBI Special Agent Nick Benson, the challenge is to stop the murders but he can’t handle it all by himself. Not this time. The stakes are too high. Stanley Tulloch’s wife Maria and their son Joe are held hos
Series: The FBI Special Agent Benson Cases, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,190. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
An FBI Special Agent Nick Benson thriller. Two FBI Agents are reported missing from an assignment in a small town and FBI Special Agent Nick Benson is sent to find them and bring them home. When a small town Sheriff is brought into a horrific case in Lake George, Upstate New York, he assumes the attacks have begun again. No-one is safe as the body count rises, not even Nick Benson.
The Wednesday Wife
Series: A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case, No.8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,920. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Cecilia Kershenbaum's rigid life stifles her to the point of exasperation.   When she is thrown into a life or death situation with John Heathfield aboard a stricken aircraft she saves his life.  He's a mysterious man who causes her to question her reasons to stay with her husband of fourteen years when the turbulence in her marriage almost pushes her completely out of her comfortable life.
Macaulay - The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy - The Collection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,190. Language: American English. Published: November 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The chase is on! Serial Killer Bo Harknett has resurfaced after an absence of eighteen years. NYPD Detective Finkel Macaulay has the determination to capture him and put him away for the rest of his life. With the help of Special Agent Nick Benson, Macaulay sets about tracking Harknett down, counting corpses in the path to his lair, only to face barriers to his arrest.
Stone Cold
Series: A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case, No. 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,250. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Three homicides take place in three affluent areas of New York City but Detective Finkel Macaulay has her hands full with a Caribbean murder mystery while on vacation with her husband, FBI Special Agent Nick Benson. When their world's collide, they join forces to take apart the island in search of the crime Lords.
Cainer - A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case
Series: A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case, No. 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,750. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Who Is Cainer? He's a ghost. Trained to disappear without a trace at will. He's an ex-Marine and Special Operations weapons and explosives expert. Now he's working with the FBI as a profiler who out-profiles their own top profilers. Han's arrival at the FBI's Washington DC Headquarters signals a seismic shift between FBI Special Agent Nick Benson and NYPD's Finkel Macaulay.
Agent Down - A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case
Series: A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case, No. 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,000. Language: American English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
First Shot. Second Chance. Last Hope. Always bet on black. In Las Vegas, at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on the Strip, Stanley Tulloch was about to have a bad day. He just stepped out on his lady with a younger broad, and now the broad is dead. Stanley is in the frame for the broad's murder, and he has no alibi. Everything changes in a spin of the dice.
Fifth Avenue Murder
Series: A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case, No. 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,620. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Sex. Betrayal. Murder. Fifth Avenue Murder. Glamour Just Got Murderous. From the Author of 'The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy' and 'Pandoras Box' comes a new thriller. When Revanna vanishes from the Couture dressing rooms at Bergdorf Goodman and a dead body is discovered at her mansion in East Hampton, NYPD's homicide Detective Macaulay investigates.
187 Homicide - New York
Series: A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case, No. 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
From The Author of 'Pandora's Box' and The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy' comes a thriller with a tantalising twist. Divorce Attorney Helena Webster-Rumholdt is assaulted in Central Park while out on a run. A victim's body is found in Central Park's Lake and NYPD's Detective Finkel Macaulay is called in to investigate.
Tabula Rasa
Series: A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case, No. 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,690. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
NYPD Detective Finkel Macaulay takes on a Homicide case which brings death to her door. When one of their own is abducted, the NYPD and FBI scramble to capture him. As she pursues the killer,Finkel has to make a decision which could cost her everything she ever wanted.
Pandora's Box
Series: A Detective Macaulay Homicide Case, No. 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,950. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Pandora’s Box brings NYPD’s Detective Macaulay her next homicide case when a guest is found murdered at the Colton County Hotel in the Adirondack Region of New York. Macaulay takes to the investigation of the murder, but the case takes a dark turn towards envy, greed, and lust before Macaulay can put down the suspect
Albatross The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy #3
Series: The Detective Macaulay Homicide Trilogy, Number 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,710. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
****The FBI and NYPD's hunt for Bo Harknett intensifies to its thrilling climax. ****** One life hangs in the balance. One chance. Time is running out. Will Detective Macaulay get there in time to capture Harknett?
Lay Lady Lay - The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy #2
Series: The Detective Macaulay Homicide Trilogy, Number 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,520. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
**IT’S HERE! The 2nd book in the Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy!!*** Fast paced, sexy, and exciting !!!! The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy picks up the pace - A relentless sadist has put a target on Detective Macaulay's back. The clock is ticking. Overview of Lay Lady Lay: One dead blonde. One bomb. One sadist. Detective Macaulay is not about to quit.
One For The Money - The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy #1
Series: The Detective Macaulay Homicide Trilogy, Number 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The first book in the exciting Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy series. Flirty, Frisky, Frantic and Frightening…"One For The Money" is just plain thrilling!!!! The Detective Macaulay Murders Trilogy pitches good against the ultimate in evil in a wonderful blend of tension that sizzles amid murder, chaos and mayhem.
Ultimate Intimacy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,340. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
How do you achieve an ultimate level of intimacy which lasts, deepens and grows? When you are in a happy, passionate relationship, you want it to last. Inevitably, the passion cools and soon fades. "Ultimate Intimacy" has expert relationship advice which guides you towards new ways to develop real intimacy, which serve as a foundation you can build the crucial components of intimacy upon.
All About Love - A Guide To Evolving Relationships
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
What do you want your relationship to mean to you? What is it about love that attracts you to it? How can you grow as a couple once you are in love? These are questions which are answered in 'All About Love-A Guide To Evolving Relationships' the exciting new book from Ruby Binns-Cagney, Expert Relationship Coach.
Love Over 40: Find Real Lasting Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
'Love Over 40' is the essential guide for women, and anyone aged 40 or over who wants to find lasting love, whether you have just ended a relationship or marriage, or have not dated for some time.This valuable self help book is written by relationship expert Ruby Binns-Cagney, who has Coached thousands of clients to help them find real lasting love. A great reference guide for modern dating.

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  • Tapestry Capricorn - Feline Secret Agent on Aug. 17, 2013

    An endearing story which teases you with its delicious delight. 'Tapestry Capricorn' is bitesized, and can be devoured in one sitting, guaranteed to leave you craving more from this talented Author.
  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on Sep. 11, 2013

    Great to hear an updated version has arrived ! I have this saved on my desktop - I refer to it that often it made sense to keep it there and i publish very frequently, so having it close by helps so much.