P X Duke

Biography

Aviator. Motorcycle rider. Vagabond. Drifter. Trouble-maker. Jack of all trades and master of none. I've been riding and writing about the places I've been and the people I've seen for a few years now. Some of my writing is factual; some of it isn't. I'll leave it up to you to decide for yourself which lies are the truth.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm currently working on a couple of shorts to add to the Jim Nash chronicles. One of them will be out in time for Halloween, and will involve a character that has previously been introduced in "Greetings from Key West." The other short is standard Jim Nash and Allie Sands fare. It will be issued shortly.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I published a couple of shorts on my personal web site back in the late '90s. They weren't downloadable. All were text-based, sans covers. Readers had to peruse them live on the web. When self-publishing took off, I rewrote and re-edited several and published them for downloading. The fact that I could get what I thought were great covers from independent artists only enhanced my personal experience in self-publishing.
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Books

Mexico Gamble
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #6. You set the price! Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A beautiful woman. A knife-throwing sister. An unpaid debt. Jim Nash is long on memory and short on forgiveness in this Mexican adventure featuring boats, women, good times, and bad fortune for at least one of his girlfriend Allie’s former employees.
Twisted Sisters 3 - Marina Mystery
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Series: Twisted Sisters, #3. You set the price! Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A dead body introduces Detective Jim Nash to Coroner Allie Sands. Despite warnings from just about every woman working in the same building with her, Allie throws caution to the winds while helping Jim solve a murder. If you have read Twisted Sisters One and Two and are wondering how Jim and Allie met, this short story explains how they became acquainted.
Gun Crazy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,260. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This Jim Nash anthology includes four short stories: Twisted Sisters 1&2, Pirate Cay, and Thrill Kill Jill.
No Angels
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #5. You set the price! Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Jim is tasked by an old friend for assistance in cleaning up part of a gunrunning operation created by government mismanagement. He dives full throttle into Mexican waters, only to encounter the mysterious yacht Captain and crew that will transport him to his rendezvous with trouble and death.
Lost Paradise
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #4. You set the price! Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Jim and Allie end up investigating a double homicide while vacationing on an island resort paradise owned by a venture capitalist Jim once cleared of a murder charge. Fourth in the Jim Nash adventure series.
Greetings from Key West
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #3. You set the price! Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Allie manages to talk Jim into a vacation in the Keys, where trouble finds them once again when they cross paths with a woman and her little girl being harassed by the locals. It’s not long before Zelda’s tracking abilities are called upon to restore things as they should be. Third in the Jim Nash adventure series.
Thrill Kill Jill
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #2. You set the price! Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Retired detective Jim Nash is headed for a much-needed vacation with the two favorite women in his life. When he pulls off the highway into a rest stop, his girlfriend disappears without leaving a trace. Left to his own devices when the local PD refuses to let him file a missing persons report, Nash pulls out all the stops in his attempt to find the missing woman all by himself. Jim Nash #2.
Pox
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You set the price! Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
When Russell finally accepts that he has escaped the purging of humanity from the city, he hunkers down in an abandoned house in a suburb far from the city’s center. In the mess left behind, managing for his day-to-day needs occupies every waking hour. When he encounters another human being doing the same, he sets out to discover who it is that is trapped in a situation not dissimilar to his own.
Bad Girls
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You set the price! Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Frank’s phone rarely rings. When it does, he usually lets whoever is on the other end go to voice mail. This time is different, and after hanging up, he is forced to ride three hundred miles out of his way in the dark of night to get to a stranger asking for his help. After a trip through a truck stop populated by lot lizards, Frank learns the truth about the lost soul he is searching for.
Pirate Cay
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Series: Jim Nash Adventure, #1. You set the price! Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Retired Detective Jim Nash is headed for a long-awaited vacation in the Florida Keys when he checks his messages and discovers that an old flame needs his help. After a brief consult with the new woman in his life, Jim heads west to Panama Cay where he becomes embroiled in the rough seas and rocky shores of drugs, guns and money. First in the Jim Nash adventure series.
Helping Santa
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Price: Free! Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
In this short story, Santa and Jim Nash put a modern spin on the age-old question of what to give for Christmas as they help a grief-stricken family overcome obstacles in their pursuit of home ownership against a bank set on destroying every last vestige of the family’s pride.
Twisted Sisters 2 - Sleeping with a .45
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Series: Twisted Sisters, #2. You set the price! Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Detective Nash still has a couple of problems. He doesn’t know who killed the woman found dead in his bed. As if that wasn’t enough, someone is trying to kill him, and the killer’s methods aren’t very inventive. His boss says he’s too close to both crimes and won’t permit him to investigate. The women in his life fare only a little better. Second in the Twisted Sisters series.
Bank Robber Dames
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Updated and re-issued, this collection of short stories hits all the high spots-or the low spots, depending on one’s point of view. There’s a visit to a strip club off the 15 in Montana; an encounter with a hitch-hiker on the 10 in New Mexico; romancing a truck-driving sweetheart in a sleeper at a California truck stop; a smile from a reformed addict in North Dakota.
Fast Food Slow Waitress
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,680. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Five short stories that range over subjects as diverse as road rules for riding, going home again, the horror of realizing that you know a grave robber, and murder in the desert. Some content has been previously published.
Twisted Sisters
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Series: Twisted Sisters, #1. Price: Free! Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00)
Detective Jim Nash has a problem. He has a murder victim in an alley and a dead woman in his bed. His own homicide division wants to charge him with murder. To say he’s got serious commitment problems would be an understatement. He's on the lookout for twins, but he doesn't want to date them. He wants to know who murdered them. A modern pulp short story. First in the Twisted Sister series.
Payback
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Series: Dead Reckoning, #3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,960. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Harry must put his new life on hold to return to the Dark Continent one last time in an attempt to discover why someone he thinks long dead is still alive and asking for his help. Third short novel in a series.
Dreams Die Hard
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Series: Dreams Die, #2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,920. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Frank Ross is back on the road with a reformed junkie on the run from a cartel hit squad riding bitch on the back of his motorcycle. When the duo end up working at a strip club, the seedy edge of the city finally catches up, forcing Frank to dig deep within to triumph over drugs, greed, arson and murder. Some adult content.
Long Way Home
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Series: Dead Reckoning, #2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,600. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
When Harry’s ex-wife, Sasha, and their daughter accompany her oil-company boyfriend on a working vacation to Africa, the trio goes missing. They get out a call for help that will lead Harry on an air and ground chase across the Horn of Africa to rescue his family before kidnappers can move them to their den on the Indian Ocean.
Dead Reckoning
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Series: Dead Reckoning, #1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,740. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
During Harry’s well-deserved R&R on mainland Mexico, he picks up something he doesn’t own that forces him to flee across the Sea of Cortez to the Baja. While hiding out on an isolated beach, two mysterious gringas show up to complicate Harry’s life by attempting to implicate him in their own scheme, resulting in a mad dash up the Baja to escape the consequences of their actions.
Dead Man's Hand
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Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
One man's intricate ring becomes another's folly in this short strange tale of a dead man who was unable to rest in peace.
One More Time
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(4.00)
Frank is back on the road, this time with a sweet little riding partner. After getting acquainted during a ride into the mountains, they stop off for a visit at Frank's place. The asphalt perfume they both picked up on the ride gets washed away during an impromptu shower. Breakfast follows. Adult content.
Midnight at the Oasis
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Frank Ross is headed down Mexico way, but first he must escape the high desert and the clutches of a sweet-talking, nimble little thing that has spun her web and led him down the road to good intentions gone bad. Following a trial by fire, Frank manages to get back on the road, but not before narrowly escaping a damsel in much distress when he refuses to take her along for the ride. Adult Content.
Dreams Die Fast
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Series: Dreams Die, #1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,630. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Frank Ross is headed home after spending a long winter on the Baja. When his motorcycle breaks down, he’s trapped in an old ghost town on the west side of the Salton Sea. A woman takes pity on Frank and invites him over for a home-cooked meal. Before he knows it, Frank is knee-deep in cartel drugs with a woman itching to pull the trigger on the gun she’s pointing at his back.

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