D.Z.C. lives in Paris and Brittany. Like his creation, he is a specialist in Oriental art and classical culture. Unlike his creation, he has not yet murdered anyone.

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Bright, Still
Price: Free! Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Four old-fashioned ghost stories, by the author of Xanadu and People Like Us. From Edwardian England to modern Hong Kong, encountering succubi, noppera-bo and (possibly) the Antichrist along the way...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,630. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In the second book in the Nicolas Keszthelyi series, our hero - now a semi-respectable businessman and father of three - travels to Afghanistan on the track of buried treasure.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
As the nurse at an exclusive boarding school, Sarah cannot afford the least hint of a scandal. But when she spots the luscious and precocious Connie climbing out of the pool, will she be able to restrain herself?

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Smashwords book reviews by D.Z.C.

  • The St Jude's Shuffle: A Tale Of Decision, Deceit & Dysentery on Dec. 25, 2013

    I downloaded this on a whim because it was free, and am I ever glad I did. A cosy, gosspiy tale of Trollope-esque machinations within the Church of England, it giggles with rather than at the institutional foibles, and the ending made me laugh out loud. I'm downloading the rest of the series right now.
  • The Vicar of Westfeil: A Tale of Faith, Farce & Felony on Jan. 03, 2014

    I discovered JB Duncan via a free download on Smashwords, and have been working through the series at a rate of knots ever since. Funny, gossipy and true to life, these books are a glimpse into a world that will forever be hidden to most of us.
  • Lewis and Loeb (a novella) on Jan. 03, 2014

    I downloaded this on a whim, just because it was free - now I'm taking the time to post a review because it's one of those books that makes you feel that you just have to spread the word, and pester your friends and relations until they read it and agree how brilliant it is. It's pretty short, but I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud.