Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and following with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. The first book in Fred’s entirely new series is due in November 2013.
A resident of Switzerland for the last 20 years, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer.
When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.
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Kollateralschaden (Ein Annie Ogden Krimi)
by Frederick Brooke
Approx. 90,350 words.
Published on November 17, 2013.
Als Annie Ogdens Ex Michael Garcia wieder auftaucht, muss sie eine Lügengeschichte aus der Zeit ihres Irak-Dienstes beichten. Annies Ärger mit drei besessenen Männern wird dennoch nebensächlich, als sie feststellen muss, dass ein Mörder sie selbst im Visier hat.
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Smashwords book reviews by Frederick Brooke
- Double-take Tales
on Feb. 09, 2012
Three stories make up this collection, but they pack a punch. Elegantly crafted, carefully structured, they are also filled with dialogue that resonates true. Example: "Jamie, I'll follow you anywhere, you daft sod!" I finished the stories a couple days ago, and the characters are still haunting me. In the first story, Round Trip, the author introduces a half dozen fully fleshed characters in about the same number of pages -- an amazing feat. But ultimately the main character isn't even a person.
The second story, Poison, is more traditional in its structure and denouement, but no less devastating. Surprises everywhere here. The third story could remind you of Dostoyevsky, depicting a descent into a special sort of madness which seems somehow totally credible. Reading stories this good, I realized I've been missing something. The short story is by definition more compressed, more distilled, and the language more powerful. I highly recommend Donna Brown's Double-take Tales.