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The Umbrella's Shade and Other Award-winning Stories from the Stringybark Short Story Award
By David Vernon
Price: Free! Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011. Category: Fiction
This unique anthology brings together 27 short stories from established and first-time writers. The themes are many and varied. They are united by a common passion and curiosity for exploring the Australian character and how Australia’s big, broad land affects those who live here. Dip your toe in and sample the very best entries in the Stringybark Short Story Award.
A String of Snags
By Des Burge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,310. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2011. Category: Fiction
A collection of 40 short-short stories with an Australian flavor and an occasional dash around the globe. In the quirky world of nostalgia, Australian country folk and worldly predicaments that prompt serious thought, one is never quite ready for the unexpected snag. The author reveals the complexity of the human condition laced with the unique humor that allows Australia to function.
Merryll Manning: The Health Farm Murders
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction
"Merryll Manning: The Health Farm Murders" always claims the reader's complete attention. This novel is a most commendable mystery thriller, fully deserving its overseas' acclaim. When not delving into diets and other aspects of "healthy" living, the author displays considerable powers of invention. His very fertile imagination creates extremely sticky situations for his unique investigator-hero.
Merryll Manning: Beachfront "Holiday"
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,120. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
Aside from Reid's obvious wittiness and liking for the unconventional, in addition to his enjoyable command of language, the Merryll Manning series holds great appeal for those who enjoy a fast paced, well laid out work filled with lots of twists and turns. If you enjoy mysteries you're sure to be drawn right into the narrative. Those who don't, will also find themselves turning page after page.
Donkeys Run The Mines
By Peter Maitland-Smith
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,960. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction
Simon Bootham and David Whyatt couldn’t be more dissimilar. But the mining industry can prompt odd friendships. A simple wilderness camping excursion in the Kimberleys, Western Australia, pits a career geologist with an unhealthy obsession over precious gems against local characters who may or may not be trusted. In the desert, not only the good die young.
Sunburnt Country
By Leon Versace
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
Sunburnt Country is a cartoon book about a family living in the Australian Outback in the 1980's.
The Drover
By Pat Ritter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,260. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
Harry Williams from the age of ten years wanted to become a drover, like his father and grandfather before him. This is his life story of leaving school at ten years old, operating his first droving plant at thirteen years and fully operational at twenty-one years old. Droving is now a craft past its used by date. Harry Williams didn't think so.
My Transylvanian Cousin
By Inez Baranay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
The narrator Inez is contacted by the mysterious Vlad from Transylvania who claims to be her cousin and wants to introduce her to the tradition. As Inez becomes drawn to Vlad’s gifts, Vlad discovers new pleasures at the Gold Coast, enough to even make mortality acceptable.
A Twist of Fate
By Peter Blakeborough
Series: The Asker Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 125,150. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Fiction
Bob Asker is a sixteen-year-old when his girlfriend is murdered by cop’s son, Bryce Russell. But Asker is charged with the crime and a rigged jury decides that he must hang. The prison van carrying Asker to Mount Eden prison crashes at the infamous ‘Collision Crossroads’ near Auckland, New Zealand, and the condemned youth runs for his life.
Trek to the Victoria
By Ron Leddir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,680. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction
Little did Australian Fruit Farmer Brian Mitchell, a confirmed bachelor, know that the Safari he intended to join and enjoy as a well earned holiday would turn into a ife threatening saga of survival.